Al-Sahlah Mosque

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Al-Sahlah Mosque
Masjid al-Sahlah Entrance.jpg
Mosque of the 12th Shia Imām, Imām al-Māhdi.
Basic information
Location Iraq Kūfa, Iraq
Geographic coordinates 32°2′20.23″N 44°22′46.747″E / 32.0389528°N 44.37965194°E / 32.0389528; 44.37965194Coordinates: 32°2′20.23″N 44°22′46.747″E / 32.0389528°N 44.37965194°E / 32.0389528; 44.37965194
Affiliation Shia Islam

The Al-Sahlah Mosque or Masjid al-Sahlah (Arabic: مسجد السهلة‎) is one of the primary significant mosques in the city of Kufa, Iraq. The mosque is of great importance to Shia Muslims, and it is believed that the mosque was initially established in Kufa as a neighborhood mosque for the followers of Ali, the early members of the Shia.[1] The mosque is also said to be the future home of the twelfth Shī‘ah Imām, Muhammad al-Māhdi.[2]

History and design[edit]

Ongoing construction to the mosque lead to the completion of a new sahn (named Sayyidah Nargis sahn), which was opened to the public in July 2013.[3]

Significance[edit]

This mosque is revered for the following reasons from narrations according to Twelver Shī‘ah belief:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Najam Haider (26 September 2011). The Origins of the Shi'a: Identity, Ritual, and Sacred Space in Eighth-Century Kufa. Cambridge University Press. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-1-107-01071-0. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g al-Qummi, Ja'far ibn Qūlawayh (2008). Kāmil al-Ziyārāt. trans. Sayyid Mohsen al-Husaini al-Mīlāni. Shiabooks.ca Press. pp. 48–50. 
  3. ^ "السيد أمين مسجد الكوفة المعظم يشارك في افتتاح الصحن الجديد للسيدة نرجس في مسجد السهلة". www.masjed-alkufa.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  4. ^ al-Qummi, Ja'far ibn Qūlawayh (2008). Kāmil al-Ziyārāt. trans. Sayyid Mohsen al-Husaini al-Mīlāni. Shiabooks.ca Press. p. 53.