al-Qarawiyyin Mosque (11)
|Interior of al-Qarawiyyin Mosque.|
The al-Qarawiyyin mosque-religious school/University system in 1963. It is the oldest existing, continually operating and the first degree awarding educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records and is sometimes referred to as the oldest university.
Al-Qarawiyyin itself is named after the Qairaouan Mosque in Tunisia, the oldest mosque in the Maghreb and the cradle of the Maliki Fiqh.(wiki)