Muslim Mosques in Cyprus

Muslim Mosques in Cyprus

Muslim places of worship throughout the territory of Cyprus

Islamism was introduced to Cyprus in 649 when Usaman the third Caliph conquered the wealthy great man. The Muslims were gathered all over the region of Cyprus, and after the brutal Turkish invasion of 1974, they gathered in the north occupied until today (2018) side of Cyprus.

With the establishment of Muslims in Cyprus, many of the Orthodox churches were converted into Muslim worship places, mosques and tumnos. These devotional spaces exist throughout the territory of Cyprus, imposing with their tall minarets.

Some of the most important mosques:

Hala Sultan Tekke:  Hala Sultan Tekke is a Muslim mosque located 5 km from Larnaka. It was built in 1787 to be rebuilt in 1816 in honor of Umm Haram. The mosque is one of the most important places of worship of the Muslim religion, quoted a quarter after the mosquitoes of Mecca, Medina and Al Aqsa in Jerusalem.

Ömeriye Mosque: The Ömeriye Mosque is located in Nicosia, near the Archbishopric. In the place of the old convent of the Augustinians, of the church of Saint Mary, as De Massa Latri says, based on two tombstones with names of the Order of the Augustinians. These tombstones were on the floor of the mosque until 1940. According to legend, Caliph Omar visited Nicosia on his way from Damascus to Egypt, where he found himself on the porch of a ruined temple. Mustafa in 1570 proceeded to recognize the Augustan church, with the consent of Omar, and the mosque is then called "Ömeriye".

Selimiye Mosque Nicosia:  The Nicosia Selimiye Mosque is the former Catholic Gothic cathedral of Ayia Sophia, which together with the temple of Agios Nikolaos of Ammochostos (Lame Mosque of Pasha) are the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Cyprus. After the occupation of Cyprus by the Ottomans in 1571, the temple was converted into a Muslim mosque. Today (2018) is under the illegal occupation of the Turkish conquerors.

Oumari Mosque in Nicosia: It is located on the walls of Nicosia.

Kebir Cemir Mosque in Limassol:  Kebir Mosque is located in the old Turkish quarter of Limassol. It was built in the 16th century. It is in operation even today (2018), making it one of the most important places of worship for Muslims. Recent excavations to the east of the mosque also revealed the architectural remains of the 10th century cathedral of Saint Catherine.

Chrysochous Mosque: The mosque in the village of Chrysochous and is an old Byzantine church dedicated to Agios Nikolaos.
 Photo: You Tube/Kimonas Markoulis

The Lama Mosque of Pasha: It is a Gothic architectural temple in the occupied Famagusta, which the Ottomans converted to a mosque immediately after the occupation of the city in 1571. Building of the 13th century. It is considered to be the most magnificent and beautiful Gothic temple that survives in the Near and Middle East. The temple was dedicated to Agios Nikolaos. Today (2018) is under the illegal occupation of the Turkish conquerors.

More specifically, the list of mosques in the Cypriot territory is as follows:

  • The mosque in the village of Agios Theodoros
  • The Arablar Mosque
  • The mosque in the village of Kato Arodes
  • The mosque in the village of Moniatis
  • The mosque in the village of Paramali, Limassol
  • The mosque in Gialia, Pafos
  • The mosque in the village of Agios Theodoros
  • The mosque in the City of Chrysochous
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  • The Jami Jedid Mosque in Limassol
  • The mosque Nebet Khane Masjid, (within the walls) Nicosia
  • The mosque Tophane Masjid, (within the walls) Nicosia
  • The Asagi Baf Masjid and Ottoman Fountain in Pafos
  • The Koprulu Haci Ibrahim Cami Mosque in Limassol
  • The Buyuk Mosque in Limassol
  • The mosque in Prastio, Limassol  
  • The mosque in Plataniskia, Limassol
  • The mosque in Saramas, Pafos
  • Mosque in Petrofani, Larnaka
  • Mosque in Pitarakos, Pafos
  • The mosque in Tremithousa, Pafos
  • The mosque in Agios Ioannis, Pafos
  • The mosque in Alaminos, Larnaka
  • The mosque in Pentakomo, Limassol
  • The mosque at Stavrokonnou, Pafos
  • The mosque in Marona, Pafos
  • The mosque in Armenohori, Limassol
  • The mosque in Civissil, Larnaka
  • Mosque in the village of Mallia, Limassol
  • The mosque in the village of Sushki, Pafos
  • The mosque in the village of Maroni, Larnaka
  • Mosque in the village of Kouklia, Pafos
  • Mosque in the village of Korakos, Nicosia
  • Mosque in Evretou village, Pafos
  • Mosque in the village of Anogyra, Limassol
  • The mosque in the village of Kotsiatis, Nicosia
  • The mosque in the village of Flasos, Nicosia
  • The mosque in the village of Pyla, Larnaka
  • The mosque in the village of Kelia, Larnaka
  • Mosque in the village of Orouda, Nicosia
  • Mosque in the village of Akaki, Nicosia
  • Saint Thomas Temple, Limassol
  • Mosque in the village of Koilani, Limassol
  • Mosque in the village of Koutrafas, Nicosia
  • Mosque in the village of Denia, Nicosia
  • Ziyia Mosque Pasha in Dali
  • The Taht El Kale mosque (within the walls) Nicosia
  • The mosque in the village of Klavia
  • Arablar mosque (Cross of Mississippi - within the walls) Nicosia
  • Baikratari Mosque (within the walls), Nicosia
  • Omeriye Mosque (within the walls), Nicosia
  • The mosque in the village of Peristerona
  • The mosque at Pelathousa, Pafos
  • The mosque in the village of Chrysochous
  • The mosque in the City of Chrysochous
  • The mosque in the village of Timis, Pafos
  • The mosque in the city of Pafos
  • The Great Mosque in the city of Larnaka
  • The Zoukhouri mosque in the city of Larnaka
  • The Tuzla Mosque in Larnaka Town
  • The mosque in the village of Kalo Chorio, Larnaka
  • The mosque in the village of Pyrga
  • The mosque in the village of Agia Anna
  • The mosque in the village of Marie
  • The mosque in the village of Menogia
  • The mosque in Lefkara, Larnaka
  • The mosque in the village of Agios Theodoros
  • The mosque in Kofinou, Larnaka
  • The mosque in the village of Tochni
  • The mosque in the village of Kalavasos
  • The mosque in the village of Potamia
  • The mosque in the village of Agia Varvara
  • The mosque in the village of Asprogia
  • The mosque in the village of Androlíkos
  • The mosque in the village of Melandra, Pafos
  • The mosque in the village of Fasoula
  • The mosque in the village of Agios Georgios
  • The mosque in the village of Akourso
  • The mosque in the village of Yialia
  • The mosque in the village of Mandria, near Pafos
  • The mosque in the village of Kato Arodes
  • The mosque in Terra, Pafos
  • The mosque in the village of Agios Nikolaos in Troodos
  • The Great Mosque (Kepir Mosque) in the city of Limassol
  • The mosque in the village of Aidemos
  • The new mosque in the city of Limassol
  • The mosque in the village of Mallia
  • The mosque in the village of Kantou, Limassol
  • Meskit Mosque in the city of Limassol
  • The mosque in the village of Silikou, Limassol
  • The mosque in the village of Moniatis
  • The mosque in the village of Mutagia
  • The mosque in the village of Kato Polemidia
  • The mosque in Episkopi, Limassol
  • The mosque in the village of Paramali, Limassol
  • The mosque in Upper Polemidia
  • The mosque in Upper Polemidia
  • Cross of Missirk, (within the walls) Nicosia
  • Cross of Missirk, within the walls of Nicosia

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