The Great Mosque in Sana'a, Yemen. It is an ancient mosque dating to the 1 st AH/ 7 th CE century. Some legend even traces the Mosque's history to the era of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), although there is no evidence to substantiate such a claim.  

The Great Mosque in Sana'a, Yemen. It is an ancient mosque dating to the 1 st AH/ 7 th CE century. Some legend even traces the Mosque's history to the era of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), although there is no evidence to substantiate such a claim.  

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