Mausoleum of Imam al-Hasan of Basra

The Mausoleum of Imam Hasan of Basra (Arabic: مرقد الإمام الحسن البصري) is a historic shrine in Basra commemorating the renowned ulama Hasan of Basra.[1] Hasan of Basra was a Sunni Islamic ulama, nicknamed as Abi Sayeed, born two years before the end of the era of the second Caliph Umar. The mausoleum is located in the Zubayr district where many cemeteries are situated.[2]

Mausoleum of Imam Hasan of Basra
Arabic: مرقد الإمام الحسن البصري
Mausoleum of Imam Hasan of Basra, 1950.
RiteSunni and Sufism
Ecclesiastical or organisational statusShrine
LocationBasra, Iraq
Mausoleum of Imam al-Hasan of Basra is located in Iraq
Mausoleum of Imam al-Hasan of Basra
Location in Iraq
Geographic coordinates30°23′03″N 47°42′00″E / 30.3842°N 47.6999°E / 30.3842; 47.6999
TypeAbbasid architecture,
Seljuk architecture

The mausoleum contains the tomb of Hasan and Ibn Sirin, and the building is topped with a conical domed tower decorated by engravings. The tower was built in 1185 by the 34th Abbasid Caliph Al-Nasir, constructed in Seljuk architectural style, with the lower part of the tower having larger diameter than the upper part. At the northern part of the tomb, there are two pillars with plaster paintings. Next to the tomb is a room containing the grave of Al-Naqib family. The shrine of Hasan is made of marble stones.[3] A small prayer room also serves as a mosque.

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  1. ^ "119. Zubair – Shrine of Hassan al-Basri". Cultural Property Training Resource. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  2. ^ لدليل السياحي للأضرحة والمقامات في العراق – دائرة الأضرحة والمقامات والمراقد السنية العامة – بغداد (in Arabic). pp. 70–71.
  3. ^ دليل الجوامع والمساجد التراثية والأثرية – ديوان الوقف السني في العراق (in Arabic). p. 161.