After the end of the Umayyad era in 750, major activity in Bosra ceased for around 300 years until the late 11th-century.
In the last years of Fatimid rule, in 1068, a number of building projects were commissioned.
Of these projects was the restoration of the Umari Mosque, which had been built by the Umayyads in 721.
Another mosque commissioned was the smaller al-Khidr Mosque built at the northwestern part of the city, which was established under Kumushtakin, in 1134.
Bosra played an important part in the early life of Muhammad, as described in the entry for the Christian monk Bahira.