Sidna Ali Mosque

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Sidna Ali Mosque
Sidna Ali Mosque Aerial View.jpg
Basic information
Location Israel Herzliya, Israel
Affiliation Islam
District Tel Aviv
Architectural description
Architect(s) Mahamid Jamal
Architectural style Mamluk
Completed 13th Century
Specifications
Minaret(s) 1

The Sidna 'Ali Mosque (Arabic: مسجد سيدنا علي‎, Masjid Sidna 'Ali; Hebrew: מסגד סידנא עלי, Misgad Sidna Ali) is a Muslim place of worship located in the depopulated village of Al-Haram on the beach in the northern part of Herzliya in Israel.

History[edit]

The mosque was originally a 13th-century Mamluk construction built in honour of one of Saladin's lieutenants who fought bravely against the Crusaders and died in a battle on the hill on which the mosque now stands. His shrine is now housed within the building.

It now serves both as a mosque and as a religious school.[1]

Architecture[edit]

During the turn of the century it was rebuilt as a caravanserai and went through restorations in 1992.[1][2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jacobs, Daniel; Shirley Eber, Francesca Silvani, Rough Guides (Firm) (1998). "Herzliya". Israel and the Palestinian Territories: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 531. ISBN 1-85828-248-9. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Sidna 'Ali Mosque Restoration". archnet.org. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ephrat, Daphna (2009): The Shaykh, the Physical Setting and the Holy Site: the diffusion of the Qadiri path in late medieval Palestine. In JRAS (Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society), Series 3, 19, 1 (2009), pp. 1–20.
  • Petersen, Andrew (2002), A Gazetteer of Buildings in Muslim Palestine: Volume I (British Academy Monographs in Archaeology) (Al-Haram: p. 146-148)
  • Taragan, Hana (2004): The Tomb of Sayyidna Ali in Arsuf: the Story of a Holy Place. In JRAS (Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society), Series 4, 14, 2 (2004), pp. 83–102.

Coordinates: 32°11′16.22″N 34°48′20.47″E / 32.1878389°N 34.8056861°E / 32.1878389; 34.8056861