Tinmel Mosque Day Trip
one of the best tours is Tinmel Mosque day Trip :
Tinmel Mosque Day Trip or Tinmmal in Berber was built by the Almohad Berber Dynasty founder Mohamed Bne Toumart who was known as El Mahdi because of his prophesied redeeming. The tour take around many different Berber villages and the beautiful archways of the Tinmel Village and Gandafi Kasbah the chef of the area during French colonisation ,the Tour will bring us to the idea that the mosque was built not only for religious and spiritual purposes rather for fortification against probable attacks. It’s from here the Almohad dynasty set their well-spread empire.
The Mosque was built near the tomb of Mahdī ibn Tūmart (d.1130), the founder of a new religious doctrine that advocated monotheism and strict moral reforms. This mosque is an archetype of Almohad architecture, and was commissioned by his lieutenant ‘Abd al-Mu’min (reigned 1130–1163), the dynasty’s first king.
The building is reached by an entrance located in the north, in the main axis of the building, and by six lateral doors, two of which lead to the courtyard, and four onto the prayer room. The prayer room follows on from the courtyard, as is often the case in Maghrebian mosques of the Almoravid era It is laid out in a t-shaped plan: nine naves perpendicular to the qibla wall connect with a wide bay. This layout was typical of North African mosques since the Aghlabid era . The Umayyad al-Aqsā Mosque in Jerusalem is probably one of the first examples of this model, and it was repeated at Sāmarra (Iraq) in the Abbāsid era. The outer naves are wider than the inner ones and extend to form two lateral galleries in the courtyard. The naves and bay contain brick pillars (an oriental material) contained by semi-engaged columns. These pillars were used since the Abbāsid era and were then utilized in Cairo in the Tūlūnid and Fātimid eras.
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|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Marrakesh / Ouirgane|
Asni, Ijokak, Marrakesh, Ouirgane, Tinmel