The King Abdullah I Mosque in Amman, Jordan, was built between 1982 and 1986 with a capacity of 3000 as a memorial to the late King Hussein’s Grandfather, His majesty as-Sayyid Abdullah I, King of Jordan.
The mosque is an example of modern Islamic architecture. Islam is Jordan’s state religion and about nine-tenths of the population are Sunni Muslims. Communal prayer is important in the Islamic religion, making the mosques a necessary part of worship.
On April 11, 2006, the structure was retired as Jordan’s national mosque, in favor of the newly built King Hussein Ben Talal Mosque.