Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque

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Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque
مسجد السيدة رقية
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Basic information
Location Syria Damascus, Syria
Geographic coordinates 33°30′48″N 36°18′26″E / 33.51333°N 36.30722°E / 33.51333; 36.30722Coordinates: 33°30′48″N 36°18′26″E / 33.51333°N 36.30722°E / 33.51333; 36.30722
Affiliation Shia Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque

Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque (Arabic: مسجد السيدة رقية‎‎) is a shrine located in Damascus, Syria, that contains the grave of Sukayna (née Ruqayyah), the infant daughter of Husayn ibn ‘Alī.

After enduring the advent of Karbalā and the torturous journey to Damascus that followed it, Sukayna died at the age of four in Yazid's prison, where she was originally buried. Years later however, upon the flooding of her gravesite, her grave was reopened and she was moved to the site where the Mosque now stands.[1]

The mosque was built around the mausoleum in 1985 and exhibits the modern style of Iranian architecture, with a tremendous amount of mirror and gold work. There is a small mosque area adjoining the shrine room, along with a small courtyard in front. This mosque is found a short distance from the Umayyad Mosque and the Al-Hamidiyah Souq in central Damascus.


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