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4 November 2009
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Tawbah Mosque

Includes the Ahmadiyah Mosque

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Brief Notes
  • Location: The Zahriyyeh-alDabbaghah district, near the Aaskar Caravansary
  • Surface area: 730 m2
  • Commissioned by: Prince alNasser Mohammed Ben Qalawoon
  • Date of construction: 715 H/1315 CE
  • Historical period: Mameluke
  • Characteristics: The Tawbah mosque resembles the Mansouri Great Mosque, but is smaller in size. It has two gates and contains a Mameluke and Ottoman panels. It was renovated repeadetly since the 1950s because of the direct damage it incurred from the Abu Ali River flood that is why its details changed several times. Its open space used to have an ablution fountain. The fountain was removed few years ago and its dome is still standing on four pillars. The minaret stands at the south-west corner of the porticoe. The mosque has two gates: Eastern and northern. It also includes two inscriptions: The first at the southern entrance of the porticoe. This belongs to the time of the Mameluke Sultan alMu'ayyad Sheikh alMamhmoudi (817 H/1413 CE). The second dates back to the Ottoman period, specifically to the time of the Tripoli Governor Husein ben Youssef Pasha Sayfa. This inscription states that the mosque was reconstructed in year 1021 H/1613 CE.
  • Proprietor: Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli
  • Related links: The Dabbaghah District (video).

Ahmadiyah Mosque
  • Location: alDabbaghah district, near the Aaskar Caravansary
  • Historical period: Ottoman
  • Characteristics: The Ahmadiyah Mosque is part of the Tawbah Mosque. It is currently unused.
  • Proprietor: Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli
Photo Album

The summer mihrab at the Tawbah mosque.

The decorations of the dome at the Tawbah mosque.

The inscription stating the date of construction of the Tawbah mosque.

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