Republic of Tunisia
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The Fadhloun Mosque

The Fadhloun Mosque is a rural monument located at the end of Khazroun, in the north-east of the island, not far from the archaeological site of Henchir Bourgou.

Originally controlled by the Ibadite (Ibadism isone of the major rites of Islam), this mosque passed later into the hands of the Malekites (the followers of Malekism, another Muslem rite). Based on a comparison of archaeological data from a series of similar mosques, it can be assumed that this mosque probably dates from the 8thcentury AH (14th century AD).

The monument is composed of the following components:

  • A prayer hall or masjid (the term jamaa is used in Djerba to designate the prayer hall and the outbuildings that surround it, whereas the term masjid means the prayer hall)، which stands in the middle of a fenced courtyard, the floor of which is covered with lime plaster.
  • Interior outbuildings comprising a main room that housed the Qur'anic school (before it was later moved to the room located at the eastern end of the southern façade of the monument), flanked on the north and south sides by two small rooms, one of which is used for housing while the other is used to store food supplies.
  • The exterior outbuildings include, on the south-east side, a Midha (ritual ablutions room) and a Kuttab (Koranic school) and, on the north-east side, a grain mill and a bakery.
  • The mosque contains two water tanks, a conical one, located in the courtyard; the other which is cuboid, is located opposite the southern façade of the monument, in the middle of a rainwater collection courtyard. The mosque provided drinking water not only to the people living there but also to the neighboring houses.

It seems thatthe mosque has preserved its original state, while services have been added to it, according to the successive evolutions and multiple functions provided of the monument. Thus the Kuttab, which played an educational role, the grain mill and the bakery, which date back to the 19th century, are proof that the monument had an economic base, which enabled it to meet its expenses. The architecture of the monument shows certain defensive aspects that are quite visible.  In fact, this monument belonged to a chain of mosques that were not far from the coast and that represented a second defensive line, supporting the role played by the surveillance posts set up on the coast and which included bastions, marabous, and towers.





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  • From 01/12 to 28/02

Winter timing: 08:00 - 12:00

Summer timing: 08:00 - 12:00

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Ramadan timing: 07:00-12:00

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