Al Haddad Mosque

Dr Yacoub Yousif al-Ghunaim has a terrific series of short children’s books on the history of Kuwait entitled The Old Talk to the Young. My favorite in the series is probably “A Day from the Past.” In it, the characters discuss al-Haddad Mosque, one of Kuwait City’s oldest mosques. Originally built in 1776, it has since been renovated (as all historic mosques have). Originally, it was built from mud and palm fronds and could only accommodate 20 worshippers. It stands across the street from Souq al Safat and the Souk Al Kabir mosque.

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