Khulafa Mosque

The Khulafa Mosque was built by Iraqi architect Mohammed Saleh Makiya in Baghdad. The project began in 1960 and was completed in 1965. The major task of this commission was to integrate the new mosque into the context of the 9th century Abbasid mosque that once stood on the site, and to incorporate the 13th century minaret that remained from Mongol times.

The design followed traditional patterns, and the materials used were clay brick, stone and wood. Special attention and emphasis was placed on the detailing of brickwork to create intimacy and a harmonious relationship with the carefully preserved brickwork of the original minaret.