Al-Rusafa, Iraq

Al-Rusafa or Al-Rasafa (Arabic: ٱلرُّصَافَة \ ٱلرَّصَافَة‎, romanizedAr-Ruṣāfah / Ar-Raṣāfah) is one of the nine administrative districts in Baghdad, Iraq, on the eastern side of the River Tigris (on the west side of which is Al-Karkh). It is one of the old quarters of Baghdad, situated in the heart of the city, and is home to a number of public squares housing important monumental artworks.

Al-Rusafah

ٱلرُّصَافَة
ٱلرَّصَافَة

Al-Rasafah
neighbourhood
Nasb al-Hurriyah or the "Freedom Monument" in Liberation Square is one of Baghdad's most iconic monuments
Nasb al-Hurriyah or the "Freedom Monument" in Liberation Square is one of Baghdad's most iconic monuments
Al-Rusafah is located in Baghdad
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah's location inside Iraq
Al-Rusafah is located in Iraq
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah (Iraq)
Al-Rusafah is located in Middle East
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah (Middle East)
Al-Rusafah is located in Asia
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah
Al-Rusafah (Asia)
Coordinates: 33°19′54″N 44°24′55″E / 33.33167°N 44.41528°E / 33.33167; 44.41528Coordinates: 33°19′54″N 44°24′55″E / 33.33167°N 44.41528°E / 33.33167; 44.41528
Country Iraq
GovernorateBaghdad
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)

DescriptionEdit

This district is an older area on the eastern side of Baghdad; its central commercial area, a centre of markets considered one of the four old central business districts of Baghdad (Karkh, Rusafa, Adhamiyah and Kadhimiya). It includes many urban features which have become landmarks including Firdos Square and Liberation Square, the biggest landmark in Baghdad and one of the most visited. It has also been home to a number of monumental artworks including the Monument to the Unknown Soldier (1959–2002) designed by local architect, Rifat Chadirji;[1] a statue of Saddam Hussein (2002–2003) by local sculptor Khalid Ezzat, which was replaced by Freedom by local sculptor Bassem Hamad al-Dawiri, all located in Firdos Square.[2] The Freedom Monument (Nasb al-Hurriyah), a work by architect Rifat Chadirji and sculptor Jawad Saleem is Baghdad's most iconic work, and is situated in Liberation Square.[3] The sculpture of Shahriyar and Scheherazade by sculptor Mohammed Ghani Hikmat, situated on the banks of the Tigris River near Abu Nuwas Street, is another example of Iraqi art featured in the area.[4] Neighbourhoods of Rusafa district include Bab Al-Moatham and Al-Sa'adoon.

Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal MosqueEdit

Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal Shrine[5][6]
مَسْجِد ٱلْإِمَام أَحْمَد بِن حَنۢبَل
Religion
AffiliationIslam
DistrictAr-Rusafah
Province  Baghdad
RegionMiddle East / Western Asia
DeityAllah
RiteSunni Islam
Ecclesiastical or organisational statusMosque and shrine
Governing bodyIraqi Sunni Endowment Office[7][8]
StatusActive
Location
LocationAr-Rusafah, Baghdad, Iraq
Country  Iraq
 
 
Location in Baghdad
 
 
Al-Rusafa, Iraq (Iraq)
 
 
Al-Rusafa, Iraq (Middle East)
 
 
Al-Rusafa, Iraq (Asia)
Geographic coordinates33°20′40″N 44°23′17″E / 33.34444°N 44.38806°E / 33.34444; 44.38806
Architecture
Style
Date establishedOttoman era
Specifications
Dome(s)1
Minaret(s)1
Site area500 m2 (5,400 sq ft)

The Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal Shrine[5][6] (Arabic: مَسْجِد ٱلْإِمَام أَحْمَد بِن حَنۢبَل‎, romanizedMasjid Al-Imām Aḥmad Bin Ḥanbal) is a mosque in Al-Rusafah that contains the qabr (grave) of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, a Sunni Imam of Fiqh (Jurisprudence). It is managed by the Sunni Endowment Office of Iraq.[7][8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bernhardsson, M.T., "Visions of the Past: Modernizing the Past in 1950s Baghdad," in Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi, Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century," University of Washington Press, 2008, p.92
  2. ^ "New Statue Replaces Saddam", BBC News, 30 May, 2003,Online:
  3. ^ Al-Khalil, S. and Makiya, K., The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Iraq, University of California Press, 1991, p. 83
  4. ^ Al-Khalil, S. and Makiya, K., The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Iraq, University of California Press, 1991, p. 74
  5. ^ a b Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal Shrine: Dargah Of: Imam Abu Abdullah Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Hanbal (Rahimahu Allahu Ta'ala), Dargahinfo.com, retrieved 2020-07-13
  6. ^ a b Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal Shrine: Imam Abu Abdullah Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Hanbal (Rahimahu Allahu Ta'ala), Dargahinfo.com, retrieved 2020-07-13
  7. ^ a b دليل الجوامع والمساجد التراثية والأثرية (in Arabic), Sunni Endowment Office, p. 69
  8. ^ a b الدليل السياحي للأضرحة والمراقد في العراق (in Arabic), Sunni Endowment Office, Department of General Sunni Shrines, p. 13
  9. ^ "من مراقد بغداد واضرحتها - ملاحق جريدة المدى اليومية" (in Arabic). Al-Mada Supplements. 2012-12-02. Archived from the original on 2018-09-20.

See alsoEdit

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Imam Ahmad MosqueEdit