This mosque was built by the Italian architect Mario Rossi
It was built by the Italian architect Mario Rossi. The
building begun on the eve of the collapse of the monarchy and was completed in
1953. Rossi designed the mosque as the royal mosque of Ras al-Tin palace and
intended to decorate it with lavish materials. The revolution and the nearby
harbor regulations forced Rossi to modify his design; using artificial stone
masonry and a short minaret with a Mughal-like pavilion.