A 9th-century Description

This passage is from the geography of Ya’qubi, an Arab Muslim who wrote a history and a geography in Arabic in the 9th century. Here, he describes Qayrawan under the Aghlabids.

Source, pp. 184-5.

The Great Mosque of Qayrawan

The mosque was founded immediately after the conquest, but it reached its current state under the Aghlabids. For the Latin inscription on the Great Mosque of Qayrawan, see here.

Mosque of the Three Doors