Al-Husseini Mosque, located at heart of downtown Amman, is one of the oldest mosques not only in Amman, but in the whole Kingdom.
The impressive mosque, inspired by the Ottoman style architecture, was built in the middle of 7th century by the second Caliph Omar Bin Al Khattab. The mosque was however rebuilt in its current white and pink stones in 1932 by King Abdullah I (Abdullah bin al-Hussein). This is why the mosque is also referred to as King Hussein Mosque.
The mosque however underwent a further restoration in 1987 aimed at giving it a more modern look. Two famous souqs (markets) of Amman, Souq Al-Sukar and Souq Bukharia, are located in the close vicinity of the mosque.