Diraz

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Diraz
الدراز
Village
Diraz is located in Bahrain
Diraz
Diraz
Coordinates: 26°13′07″N 50°28′32″E / 26.21861°N 50.47556°E / 26.21861; 50.47556Coordinates: 26°13′07″N 50°28′32″E / 26.21861°N 50.47556°E / 26.21861; 50.47556
Country  Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate
Population
 • Estimate () 18,000
Time zone Bahrain Standard Time (UTC+3)

Diraz (Arabic: الدراز‎‎) is a village on the northwest coast of Bahrain. It lies to the east of Budaiya, west of Barbar and north of Bani Jamra. Two Dilmun era archaeological sites, namely Diraz Temple and Ain Umm Sujoor, are located in this village.

History[edit]

Since June 2016, Diraz has been besieged by the Bahraini government. The siege included the Bahraini government from forcibly preventing Shias to perform the congregational Juma (Friday) prayer in the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Diraz.[1]

Mosques of Duraz[edit]

Friday prayer in Imam Al Sadiq Mosque, Duraz

The famous mosques of the village are

  • Imam Al Sadiq Mosque (Arabic: جامع الامام الصادق عليه السلام)
  • Abu Subh Mosque جامع ابو صبح
  • Al Qadam Mosque مسجد القدم
  • Imam Al Muntadhar Mosque مسجد الامام المنتظر عليه السلام
  • Al Wasti Mosque مسجد الوسطي
  • Imam Al Jawad Mosque مسجد الامام الجواد عليه السلام
  • Sheikh Darweesh Mosque مسجد الشيخ درويش
  • Sheikh Mohsin Mosque مسجد الشيخ محسن
  • Sheikh Abdulrahman Mosque مسجد الشيخ عبد الرحمن
  • Al Ghufran Mosque مسجد الغفران
  • Al Fath Mosque مسجد الفتح
  • Al Haydariya Mosque مسجد الحيدرية
  • Baqiyat Allah Mosque مسجد بقية الله
  • Al Tay Mosque مسجد الطي

Matams[edit]

Some of the matams or hussainias of Duraz (note: this list is incomplete)

  • Sheikh Abdulmuhsin Al Shehabi Matam (for women) مأتم الشيخ عبد المحسن الشهابي للنساء
  • Ansar Al Adala Matam مأتم انصار العدالة
  • Al Noor Hussayniya حسينية النور
  • Abu Ruwais Matam مأتم ابو رويس
  • Matam Al Duraz Al Kabeer مأتم الدراز الكبير
  • Al Haydariya Matam مأتم الحيدرية
  • Al Shehab Matam مأتم أل شهاب
  • Al Marzooq Hussayniya حسينية المرزوق
  • Majlis Al Ustadh Mansoor Al Asfoor مجلس الاستاذ منصور العصفور
  • Al Waqaf Matam (for women) مأتم الوقف للنساء
  • Al Sanabisiyat Matam مأتم السنابسيات
  • Haj Abdulkarim Hussayniya حسينية الحاج عبد الكريم
  • Sayed Ali Al Musawi Hussayniya حسينية السيد علي الموسوي
  • Al Matrook Hussayniya حسينية المتروك
  • Mullah Hasan bin Dawud Al Asfoor Matam مأتم حسن بن داوود ال عصفور
  • Haj Abdulaziz Al Shehabi Matam مأتم الحاج عبدالعزيز الشهابي
  • Haj Kadhem Matam مأتم الحاج كاظم
  • Haj Qassim Matam مأتم الحاج قاسم

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faroughy, Abbas. The Bahrein Islands (750 - 1951) A Contribution To The Study of Power Politics in the Persian Gulf page 11. Verry, Fisher & Co. (New York) 1951
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