Abu Darwish Mosque
Unlike many other mosques in Jordan and other regions of the Middle East, the Abu Darwish Mosque is easily seen from a distance and was only built-in 1961. This unusual mosque in black and white was built in 1961 and is located at the summit of Jebel Al-Ashrafiyeh in Amman. It is set on a plaza with a few spots to relax. You may enjoy lovely views of Amman from here. There are two prayer halls in the 2,500-square-meter mosque. While the smaller one can only accommodate 500 worshipers, the larger one can accommodate roughly 2000. There is a total of 6 domes and a 36-meter-tall minaret. It is renowned for its striking, alternating black and white stone patterns. It's an exciting moment to wander by the mosque when it's green and yellow lit up at night or late evening because of the fantastic light patterns. However, you will not be allowed into the mosque if you are not a Muslim. However, just the vistas are worth the climb up the hill. The mosque also makes for some stunning photographs. Mustafa Hassan designed the Abu Darwish Mosque, and one of the best calligraphers in the region was contracted to complete all the many paintings and inscriptions. Most of the construction work was done by Palestinians from a neighborhood in the West Bank near Jerusalem. The Abu Darwish Mosque houses a small museum and a modest library. However, entry to the museum is not always a given. A small Islamic school also offers instruction in the Holy Koran. All mosques require visitors to dress modestly, and women are expected to cover their hair with a scarf. Non-Muslims are often not allowed inside the mosque. The mosque is only utilized for the Friday Juma prayer, and other prayers are held in the area formerly used for wudu washing, so don't expect to go inside. The mosque's exterior, though, is breathtaking.
Abu Darwish St. Jabal Ashrafieh, Amman Jordan