Bab al-Saghir

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Bāb Al Saghīr Cemetery

Bāb Saghīr (Arabic: باب الصغير‎), also called "Goristan-e-Ghariban", is one of the seven gates of the old city of Damascus. It also refers to an ancient cemetery and street in Damascus, Syria, with tombs on either side of the road. It is located in the Dimashq neighborhood, southwest of Umayyad Mosque. The gate was initially built by the Arameans, then it was dedicated to Zeus during the Seleucid era. During the Roman era, the gate was dedicated to Jupiter.[1]

Notable interments[edit]


It is also said that the heads of 16 martyrs of karbala is buried in Bab Al-Saghir Some notable names:- Ali Abbas ibn Ali Ali akbar ibn Hussain Al qasim ibn Hasan Hurr al rihai habib ibn muzahir


The following tombs are also found within this cemetery, however these are empty graves created for the purpose of ziyarah. The actual graves are at Jannatul Baqee', in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

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Media related to Bāb Saghīr at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "Bab Al-Saghir". Love Damascus. Retrieved 31 October 2017. 

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Coordinates: 33°30′22″N 36°18′23″E / 33.50611°N 36.30639°E / 33.50611; 36.30639