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Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque Syria 2011 - سوريا مسجد السيدة زينب‎
Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque Syria 2011 - سوريا مسجد السيدة زينب‎
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Nasheed at Sayyidah Zainab - After Isha
Nasheed at Sayyidah Zainab - After Isha
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Habib Umar @ Sayyidah Zeinab
Habib Umar @ Sayyidah Zeinab
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Matamdari infront of Sayyidah Zaynab (as) masjid.3GP
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Beautiful Nasheed at Sayyidah Zainab
Beautiful Nasheed at Sayyidah Zainab
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Mesir 2015: #3 Masjid dan Makam Sayyidah Zaynab
Mesir 2015: #3 Masjid dan Makam Sayyidah Zaynab
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Sachey - Zaynab (SA) Ah Gaye Bhai (Urdu)
Sachey - Zaynab (SA) Ah Gaye Bhai (Urdu)
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Masjid Sayyidah Zainab - Cairo, Egypt
Masjid Sayyidah Zainab - Cairo, Egypt
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Sayyida Zaynab shrine in Cairo
Sayyida Zaynab shrine in Cairo
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Syria: Torches light up Damascus suburbs for Ashura
Syria: Torches light up Damascus suburbs for Ashura
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Recitation at Sayyidah Zainab Masjid
Recitation at Sayyidah Zainab Masjid
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Shia Militia On The Front Line Fighting The FSA And Other Groups In Damascus
Shia Militia On The Front Line Fighting The FSA And Other Groups In Damascus
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ghabraegi zainab..A tribute to Nasir Jehan
ghabraegi zainab..A tribute to Nasir Jehan
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Mosque of Sayyida Zeinab, Cairo, Egypt
Mosque of Sayyida Zeinab, Cairo, Egypt
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Sayyidah Zainab
Sayyidah Zainab
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Shia Militia On The Front Line Fighting The FSA And Other Groups In Damascus
Shia Militia On The Front Line Fighting The FSA And Other Groups In Damascus
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*EXCLUSIVE* Syria: Hezbollah aids Assad troops recapture Damascus suburb
*EXCLUSIVE* Syria: Hezbollah aids Assad troops recapture Damascus suburb
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The Levant (Photography)
The Levant (Photography)
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First Protests Being Dispersed at Sayyida Zeinab 1/28/11
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Horytna.net : Mulid el Sayyidah Zaynab banned in Egypt under the pretext of swine flu
Horytna.net : Mulid el Sayyidah Zaynab banned in Egypt under the pretext of swine flu
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The Telegraph visits the mosque on Syria
The Telegraph visits the mosque on Syria's front line
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'The Role of Sayyida Zainab [as] in Karbala' - Sheikh Yusufali Dhirani
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Sayyida Zaynab [as] English Majlis | Br. Rami Bjeijeh
Sayyida Zaynab [as] English Majlis | Br. Rami Bjeijeh
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The Defenders Of Sayyidah Zaynab a) Shrine   Syria
The Defenders Of Sayyidah Zaynab a) Shrine Syria
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Mulid Sayyida Zeynab 8, Cairo 2005
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Shia Waves 5 Jumada al-awwal 1436 I Fab. 24 2015 I Complete
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Adhaan Shrine of Sayyida Zaynab [as] الأذان في مقام السيدة زينب
Adhaan Shrine of Sayyida Zaynab [as] الأذان في مقام السيدة زينب
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Syria Army Operations  Near Sayyida Zainab Shrine
Syria Army Operations Near Sayyida Zainab Shrine
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Masjid Imam Hussein in Egypt
Masjid Imam Hussein in Egypt
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Wiladat of Sayyida Zainab - English Maulood - Br Hassanain Abdulla
Wiladat of Sayyida Zainab - English Maulood - Br Hassanain Abdulla
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Matamdari infront of Sayyidah Zaynab (as) masjid2.3GP
Matamdari infront of Sayyidah Zaynab (as) masjid2.3GP
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Syria: Shia fighters unite to defend holy shrine
Syria: Shia fighters unite to defend holy shrine
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Abul Fadhl al-Abbas Brigade, Sayyedah Zaynab(A), Damascus, Syria - Report By RT Arabic - Eng Subs
Abul Fadhl al-Abbas Brigade, Sayyedah Zaynab(A), Damascus, Syria - Report By RT Arabic - Eng Subs
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Manqabat e Sayyida Zainab - Askari Momin
Manqabat e Sayyida Zainab - Askari Momin
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Islamic Cairo from the Minaret of Emir Shaikhun Khankah
Islamic Cairo from the Minaret of Emir Shaikhun Khankah
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Syria - Shia Muslims protecting Shrine of Sayyida Zainab ( daughter of prophet ) from FSA- YouTube
Syria - Shia Muslims protecting Shrine of Sayyida Zainab ( daughter of prophet ) from FSA- YouTube
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Shaykh Hamid Waqar - Video Blog 3 - Attack on Sayyida Zaynab
Shaykh Hamid Waqar - Video Blog 3 - Attack on Sayyida Zaynab's (a) Shrine
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Sayida Zaynab mosque defender atop golden dome on the look out for FSA hoodrats
Sayida Zaynab mosque defender atop golden dome on the look out for FSA hoodrats
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Sayyidah Zainab Al-Widaa`
Sayyidah Zainab Al-Widaa`
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Sayyidah Zainab (as)
Sayyidah Zainab (as)
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Shiite Pilgrims at the tomb of Bilal Al-Habashi in Damascus
Shiite Pilgrims at the tomb of Bilal Al-Habashi in Damascus
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Sayyidah Zainab
Sayyidah Zainab
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Shaykh Albaanee Praises The Works of Saayid Qutb *TEXT VIDEO*
Shaykh Albaanee Praises The Works of Saayid Qutb *TEXT VIDEO*
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Egypt visit by Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani
Egypt visit by Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani
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Miracle at Sayyida Zainab Shrine
Miracle at Sayyida Zainab Shrine
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Syria news update: Iraqis flee
Syria news update: Iraqis flee 'sectarian violence' in Damascus
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prayer at shrine of Sayyida Zaynab in Cairo
prayer at shrine of Sayyida Zaynab in Cairo
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Tatbir Haider in mkam al sayyida zaynab تطبير حيدر في مقام السيدة الزينب
Tatbir Haider in mkam al sayyida zaynab تطبير حيدر في مقام السيدة الزينب
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Tatbir Haider in mkam al sayyida zaynab تطبير حيدر في مقام السيدة الزينب
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In 2010, Ashura Day in front of the Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque,Damascus.AVI
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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 has been managed by the Murthadha family since the fourteenth century. Financially, the shrine has been funded mainly by the Iranian government following 1979.[2] Given their financial investment, the ideological direction of the shrine and the prayer hall follow Ayatollah Khamanei. The Lebanese Hezbollah displays several posters and sets at the shrine.

The shrine is dominated by pilgrims until it is closed at 9 pm of after the isha prayer. The majority of the pilgrims are Iranians, Indians, Pakistanis, as well as Kuwaiti, Bahraini, Lebanese, and Iraqi (Shia) Arabs. A community of Afghan refugees who fled from violence in their country now live in the area surrounding the shrine. Sufis also visit the shrine. Prayers are led by Ayatullah Mujtaba Hussaini and Muslims from all ethnic backgrounds can be found praying there.

The shrine also has a separate prayer hall for Sunni men where they hold separate Friday prayers.

The shrine is often seen as a place of miracles.[3]

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 Muhammad and beloved daughter of Hazrat Imam Ali. His shrine is found within the compound of Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque and is regularly visited by many Iranian pilgrims.[4]

Recent history[edit]

On 27 September 2008, a car bomb attack took place on the intersection leading up to the mosque.[5][6] On June 14, 2012, the town became the target of a suicide car bomb attack where around 14 people were heavily wounded.[7] Since mid summer 2012 the town has been under attack from armed militants in neighbouring Sunni towns. Many Shia and pro government families were driven out of their homes in southern Damascus and sought refuge in Sayyidah Zaynab. Constant shelling became more frequent in this predominantly Shia town, and rockets landing on random places in the town became common. In January 2013 a mortar shell landed on the Sayyidah Zaynab Shrine causing some damage to one of the minarets.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthiesen, Toby. Syria: Inventing a Religious War. The New York Review of Books. 2013-06-12.
  2. ^ Sabrina MERVIN, « Sayyida Zaynab, Banlieue de Damas ou nouvelle ville sainte chiite ? », Cahiers d'Etudes sur la Méditerranée Orientale et le monde Turco-Iranien [Online], 22 | 1996, Online since 01 March 2005, connection on 19 October 2014. URL : http://cemoti.revues.org/138
  3. ^ Edith Szanto, “Contesting Fragile Saintly Traditions: Miraculous Healing among Twelver Shi‘is in Contemporary Syria,” in Politics of Worship in the Contemporary Middle East: Sainthood in Fragile States, edited by Andreas Bandak and Mikkel Bille (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 33-52.
  4. ^ Sabrina MERVIN, « Sayyida Zaynab, Banlieue de Damas ou nouvelle ville sainte chiite ? », Cahiers d'Etudes sur la Méditerranée Orientale et le monde Turco-Iranien [Online], 22 | 1996, Online since 01 March 2005, connection on 19 October 2014. URL : http://cemoti.revues.org/138
  5. ^ "Syria condemns Damascus car bombing as "cowardly terrorist act"". Xinhua. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  6. ^ Aji, Albert; Mroue, Bassem (2008-09-27). "Car bomb kills 17 in tightly controlled Syria". Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  7. ^ http://rt.com/news/syria-shrine-sunni-war-784/

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