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Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque
مسجد السيدة زينب
Lady zaynab mosque.jpg
Basic information
Location Syria Sayyidah Zaynab, Syria
Geographic coordinates 33°26′40″N 36°20′27″E / 33.44444°N 36.34083°E / 33.44444; 36.34083Coordinates: 33°26′40″N 36°20′27″E / 33.44444°N 36.34083°E / 33.44444; 36.34083
Affiliation [Islam]
Architectural description
Architect(s) Rida Mourtada
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1990
Specifications
Dome(s) 1
Inside Dome
Arabesques inside the mosque

Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque (Arabic: مسجد السيدة زينب‎) is a mosque located in the city of Sayyidah Zaynab, in the southern suburbs of Damascus, Syria. According to Shia Muslim tradition, the mosque contains the grave of Zaynab, the daughter of ‘Alī and Fātimah and granddaughter of Muhammad. Sunni Muslim tradition places Zaynab's tomb in the mosque of the same name in Cairo, Egypt. The tomb became a center of Shia religious studies in Syria and a destination of mass pilgrimage by Shia Muslims from across the Muslim world, beginning in the 1980s. The zenith of visitation normally occurs in the summer. The present-day mosque that hosts the tomb was built in 1990.[1]

Specifications[edit]

The shrine is an example of Shia architecture[clarification needed] and the dome is made of pure gold. There is also a large mosque adjoining the shrine which can accommodate more than 1,300 people in it and a further 150 in the attached courtyards. The resting place of Sayyidah Zaynab is enclosed within a cage-like structure, found directly beneath the golden dome. The doors of the shrine are made of pure gold with mirror works on the roof and walls. The two tall minarets of the shrine are an excellent example of the architecture. The shrine has a large market in front of it with many religious things readily available.

The shrine is dominated by pilgrims until it is closed at 9 pm. The central management is Iranian with a few Arabs. The majority of the pilgrims are Iranians, Indians, Pakistanis and Bahraini, Lebanese, and Iraqi (Shia) Arabs. Sufis also visit the shrine. Prayers are led by Ayatullah Mujtaba Hussaini and Muslims from all ethnic backgrounds can be found praying there.

Ali Shariati, the Iranian ideologue of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, had wished before his death, to be buried in the yard of Zaynab bint Ali, the descendant of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and beloved daughter of Hazrat Imam Ali (A.S),. His shrine is found within the compound of Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque and is regularly visited by many Iranian pilgrims.

Recent history[edit]

On 27 September 2008, a car bomb attack took place on the intersection leading up to the mosque.[2][3] The mosque suffered damage in another attack in June 2012.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthiesen, Toby. Syria: Inventing a Religious War. The New York Review of Books. 2013-06-12.
  2. ^ "Syria condemns Damascus car bombing as "cowardly terrorist act"". Xinhua. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ Aji, Albert; Mroue, Bassem (2008-09-27). "Car bomb kills 17 in tightly controlled Syria". Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

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