Published: 2019-07-18 11:15
Last Updated: 2019-07-18 11:51
Spokesman for the Ministry of Awqaf Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, Hussam Hyari said that the fire that broke out at the Al-Husseini Mosque in Downtown Amman earlier last night did not cause any serious damage to the Mosque.
Hyari added that Cadres of the Civil Defense Directorate (CDD) were able to extinguish the fire that started in one of the upper rooms, which is an extension to the library of the Mosque, where the fire broke out as a result of electrical contact.
He confirmed that the fire did not spread in the whole Mosque or in any of its facilities.
Hyari also said the Mosque was open and the situation is now normal there.
Also known as the "Grand Husseini Mosque", Al-Husseini Mosque is one of the oldest Muslim shrines located in Downtown Amman that was built in 1924 in the reign of King Abdullah I.