Makam al-Nabi Sain Mosque

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Makam el nabi Sain Mosque
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Makam el nabi Sain Mosque
Basic information
Location Nazareth, Israel
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Specifications
Minaret(s) 1

Ela-Nabi Sa'in Mosque (Hebrew: אלא נבי סעיןArabic: الى النبي ساعين‎ ) is a mosque located at a height of 487 meters above sea level, on the northwestern outskirts of Nazareth, Israel. The mosque is located at the height of the ridge height of enclosing the city from north, about 150 meters north - east of the church Alzianit, with a panoramic view of the Nazareth Jezreel Valley from the south, and the Upper Galilee and Haifa Krayot to the north and west. The name is sometimes misunderstood as Al Nabi Sain Arabic: النبي ساعين‎ which means prophet Sa'in, but in Islam there is not a prophet named Sa'in, but it's actual name means to the prophet we go.

Architecture[edit]

Interior
interior

The mosque is a two-story structure in the shape of a trapezoid and is t 20 meters long, and 20 meters wide at its base. Near the northern front facing the street stands an octagonal minaret balcony where four windows surround the high tower, a spire in sharp gray. The front of the second floor is painted in bright green, and has the form of five arches over windows, each a small circular window (similar style windows surround the second floor on all sides). The entire facade is divided into seven parts, including seven separate pairs of narrow columns painted green on the first floor,

The first floor entrance leads into an open corridor on the other side, stretching along the western facade of the building. The mosque is divided into several rooms, including a room which is considered the burial place of Sheikh.

Adjacent to the west building is a large water reservoir.

water reservoir

Coordinates: 32°42′31″N 35°17′43″E / 32.70861°N 35.29528°E / 32.70861; 35.29528