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4 November 2009
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Mu'allaq Mosque

(Za'im Mosque)

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Brief Notes
  • Location: Haddadeen district
  • Alternative name: Za'im Mosque
  • Surface area: 315 m2
  • Commissioned by: Prince Mahmoud Loutfi el-Za'im
  • Date of construction: 963 H/1556 CE
  • Historical period: Ottoman
  • Characteristics: The name Mu'allaq Mosque means "hanging mosque," because a large area of it is present at the top of a dome hanging on a narrow street. It includes a hexagonal and unadorned minaret, a small dome above the portal, and a small summer prayer house. The Mu'allaq mosque has a plain whitewashed interior with steps built in 969 H/1562 CE leading down to an attractive courtyard garden. In the garden is the tomb of the Prince and his abandoned palace.
  • Proprietor: Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli
Photo Album

The Mu'allaq Mosque in the 1970s.

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