Sohar When he visited Sohar, al Maqdisi portrayed it as “the passage toward the east a prosperous, wonderful city and a charming spot to live with an enormous number of occupants.” He noticed that its local locations were unstable along the shore and that its mosque, which neglected the ocean, had a tall minaret and a mihrab that changed shading since it was plated with copper. In his book Mu’jam al Buldan (Geographical Dictionary) Yaqut al Hamawi alludes to Sohar as “the kasbah of Oman”, while al Farisi, writer of Hudud al ‘Alam (Boundaries of the World) depicts it as “the commercial center of the entire world.” In his book Al Masalik wa’1 Mamalik (The Roads and Countries) al Istakhri says it is rich and delightful – a portrayal which demonstrates that even around then it was monetarily prosperous and a sanctuary for the boats that handled the Arabian Sea. Amr container al ‘As – the Companion of the Prophet who carried the Prophet’s message to Abd and Jaifar, the children of al Julanda and lords of Oman, welcoming them to grasp Islam – visited Sohar in the third year of the Hijrah/624AD.
In later years, Sohar was probably the most extravagant port in the Islamic world and boats cruised to it from China and India and emptied cargoes to be sold in its souqs. History specialists appreciated the fine structures along its seafront and depicted the town in the most shining terms.
The Wilayat of Sohar is 240 Kilometers from Muscat and fringes on the Wilayat of Liwa toward the north, the Wilayat of Saham toward the south, the Wilayat of Buraimi toward the west and the Gulf of Oman toward the east. It has a 45-Kilometer-long coastline and a region of around 1,728 square Kilometers. Its mountains reach out for more than 70 Kilometers.
A voyager drawing closer the wilayat from the south will enter it through Majz al Kubra and drive through it until he withdraws through Majis in the north. Perceiving Sohar’s chronicled and financial significance and potential, the legislature has changed it into one of the most excellent urban areas in Oman. The past has left its blemish on all aspects of Sohar, however a voyage through this wilayat would not be finished without a visit to Sohar Fort – an impressive white structure close to the ocean which has seen the exciting bends in the road of Sohar’s history over the ages. The Sultan Qaboos Mosque, which remains next to the post, involves a territory of 16,992 square meters and its 1,394 square meter principle petition corridor can hold more than 2,090 admirers. The mosque has a very much loaded library. To observe Sohar’s brilliant marine history, the boat “Sohar” cruised from Muscat for the Chinese port of Guangzhou at the order of His Majesty the Sultan in 1980. The arrival journey finished in 1981. The vessel was an indistinguishable duplicate of the boats of the Middle Ages and explored with the guide of the sun and the stars.