Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Adham Mosque

The Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Adham Mosque (Arabic: مسجد السلطان إبراهيم بن أدهم) is the largest mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Hanina, located northeast of Jerusalem. It is named after a Muslim man who lived in the town and worked as collector of olive products. An engraving in a stone in front of the mosque reads, "this mosque was built by Suwaid Abul Hamayel in the year 336 after Hijrah". The area of the mosque was expanded in 1938 by the residents of Beit Hanina. In 1993, a boys primary school was built alongside the mosque.[1]

Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Adham Mosque
مسجد السلطان إبراهيم بن أدهم
Location
LocationBeit Hanina, Palestine
Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Adham Mosque is located in the West Bank
Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Adham Mosque
Shown within the West Bank
Geographic coordinates31°49′44.31″N 35°13′31.63″E / 31.8289750°N 35.2254528°E / 31.8289750; 35.2254528Coordinates: 31°49′44.31″N 35°13′31.63″E / 31.8289750°N 35.2254528°E / 31.8289750; 35.2254528
Architecture
TypeMosque

Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Adham was a famous saint "who renounced a Kingdom and consecrated himself to God" and buried in Jabala Syria.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mosques Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. Beit Hanina Community Center.
  2. ^ Google Books "Travels In Asia And Africa, 1325-54" By Battuta Ibn, Ibn Batuta Translated by Sir Hamilton Gibb Published 1996 ISBN 81-206-0809-7 p. 62

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