The Seyit Jamal-ad-Din mosque is part of a medieval complex, which includes, in addition to it, a mausoleum and a number of other buildings. The complex is located near the modern city of Anau, a few kilometers from Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. The mosque was built in the middle of the 15th century in honor of Sheikh Jemal ad-Din.
The portal of the Seyit Jamal-ad-Din mosque showcases a mosaic decoration that stands out as a unique feature in Central Asian Muslim architecture. Adorning the arch of the portal are intricately depicted azhdarch dragons, positioned to face each other. This remarkable monument attracts history and culture enthusiasts, while the nearby tomb of a revered saint serves as a significant pilgrimage site.
Unfortunately, the mosque fell victim to destruction during the Ashgabat earthquake in 1948.