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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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Hizb Allah saluting at Syeda Zainab s.a Shrine in Zainabia Damascus Syria
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Masjid Sayyidah Zainab, Cairo
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Masjid Sayyidah Zainab - Cairo, Egypt
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Iranians at the Saida Zeinab Mosque.
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Published: 2013/05/17
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Shaykh Hamid Waqar - Video Blog 3 - Attack on Sayyida Zaynab's (a) Shrine
Published: 2013/05/23
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Recitation at Sayyidah Zainab Masjid
Published: 2011/10/25
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Eid ul Fitr in Damascus - Shrine of Sayyida Zainab (s.a.) - July 2016
Eid ul Fitr in Damascus - Shrine of Sayyida Zainab (s.a.) - July 2016
Published: 2016/07/07
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Published: 2016/02/21
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Published: 2010/03/19
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Imam Dr. Usama Al-Atar: "The Patience of Zainab (A.S.)." (Martyrdom of Sayyida Zainab (A.S.)) 1/4
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Published: 2011/06/19
Channel: ISIA Edmonton
Sayyida Zaynab shrine in Cairo
Sayyida Zaynab shrine in Cairo
Published: 2009/07/05
Channel: Martyn Smith
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Published: 2009/07/05
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Syria: Shia fighters unite to defend holy shrine
Syria: Shia fighters unite to defend holy shrine
Published: 2013/03/25
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Mosque of Sayyida Zeinab, Cairo, Egypt
Mosque of Sayyida Zeinab, Cairo, Egypt
Published: 2008/09/17
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Published: 2008/08/13
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Published: 2013/05/27
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Beautiful Nasheed at Sayyidah Zainab
Beautiful Nasheed at Sayyidah Zainab
Published: 2011/12/19
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Cairo- Mosque & Shrine Syeda Zainab Kubra.avi
Published: 2012/04/06
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Ziyarat of Sayyida Zainab (A)
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Published: 2012/03/12
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Arbaeen / Chehlum at the Shrine (Roza) of Sayyida Zainab Damascus Syria (Shaam) 2010
Published: 2011/01/15
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In The Footsteps of Sayyida Zaynab | Journey to Karbala - Episode 1
In The Footsteps of Sayyida Zaynab | Journey to Karbala - Episode 1
Published: 2015/02/27
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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 Sunni Islam and Shia Islam
Country Syria
Architectural description
Architect(s) Rida Mourtada
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1990
Dome(s) 1
Inside dome
Muqarnas vaulting decorated with 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 the Prophet 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-Persian architecture[clarification needed] and the dome is gold-leafed. 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 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 sometimes seen by some 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.[2]

Recent history[edit]

On 27 September 2008, a car bomb attack took place on the intersection leading up to the mosque, killing 17 people.[4][5]

On 14 June 2012, the town became the target of a suicide car bomb attack where around 14 people were heavily wounded.[6]

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.

On 31 January 2016, at least 60 people were killed in three bomb blasts in the Koa sodhda area, near the shrine.[7][8] At least another 110 people were also wounded in the blasts, caused car bombs.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthiesen, Toby. Syria: Inventing a Religious War. The New York Review of Books. 2013-06-12.
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ "Syria condemns Damascus car bombing as "cowardly terrorist act"". Xinhua. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  5. ^ Aji, Albert; Mroue, Bassem (2008-09-27). "Car bomb kills 17 in tightly controlled Syria". Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  6. ^ "Iraqi, Lebanese Shiites unite to 'protect Damascus shrine from Sunni rebels'". 
  7. ^ "Suicide car explosion kills 8 and wounds 15 in Sayeda Zainab". Syrian Observatory For Human Rights. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Deadly blast near Syria shrine". BBC News. 
  9. ^ "Several killed in blasts near Syria Sayyida Zeinab shrine". El Arabiya. 

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