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Sidi AbdulWahed AlMeknasi Mosque

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Brief Notes
  • Location: Mahatra district
  • Surface area: 400 m2
  • Commissioned by: AbdulWahed AlMeknasi (a Moorish holy man)
  • Date of construction: 705 H/1305 CE
  • Historical period: Mameluke
  • Characteristics: It is one of the oldest monuments in Tripoli. The mosque was built on top of the remainings of an ancient khan for foreigners. Sidi AbdulWahed AlMeknasi Mosque is one of the smallest Mameluke mosques. The mosque is probably Moorish in style. It has a unique octagonal, small, and short minaret, which has no apparent relationship to Mameluke architecture. That is why it is thought that it has been added during a later period. The mosque carries Moroccan-styled inscriptions. At the entrance is the tomb of AbdulSalam AlMaghribi AlMashishi. Above the mosque is a small space that includes some rooms still inhabited by Morrocans.
  • Proprietor: Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli
  • Restoration: Reqires about 51,000$ to restore its original status.
Photo Album

The dome of the Mosque as seen from the inside.

Inscription demonstrating the date of construction of the mosque.

Neighborhood of the Mosque.

A Rare Copy of the Holly Quran handwritten by Othman ben Mohammed alSibati in 715 H/1315 CE (saved from Sidi AbdulWahed AlMeknasi Mosque in Tripoli).

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