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 Husseinís Grandfather, His majesty as-Sayyid Abdullah I, King of Jordan.
The mosque is an example of modern Islamic architecture. Islam is Jordanís 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 Jordanís national mosque, in favor of the newly built King Hussein Ben Talal Mosque.
Located inside the mosque is the Islamic Museum, with a collection of pottery and photographs of His Majesty King Abdullah I.
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