Mosque of Sayyid Ar-Mahmoud

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The Mosque of Sayyid Ar-Mahmoud
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The Mosque of Sayyid Ar-Mahmoud prior to its destruction.
Religion
AffiliationShia Islam
SectTwelver Shia
Ecclesiastical or organisational statusMosque and shrine(until its destruction)
StatusDestroyed
Location
LocationTal Afar, Iraq (since destroyed)
Architecture
Destroyed2014
Specifications
Dome(s)1
Minaret(s)1
Shrine(s)1

The Mosque of Sayyid Ar-Mahmoud is a former Shia Islamic mosque and shrine complex that was located in Tal Afar, Iraq. The complex was founded in 1998 but destroyed in 2014.

The mausoleum[edit]

Zarih of Ar-Mahmoud within the mosque under the green dome.

The mausoleum of Sayyid Ar-Mahmoud is located under the green dome of the mosque.

Destruction[edit]

The mausoleum was destroyed by ISIL in 2014 as part of a plan to destroy historic shrines in Tal Afar, Mosul and Nineveh.[1] Explosives were planted at the tomb, completely destroying the green dome as well as the shrine under it and damaged several graves in the cemetery next to the shrine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hafiz, Yasmine (2014-07-07). "ISIS Destroys Shiite Mosques And Shrines In Iraq, Dangerously Fracturing Country (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2019-01-12.