Great Mahmoudiya Mosque, Jaffa

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  • Non muslims cannot go inside this mosque but did appreciate the very attractive architecture in this great area of Tel Aviv. This mosque was restored in 1820 by Mahmoud Abu Nabut local ruler who...  more »
  • One of the big mosques in Israel, it is an important holy site for the muslims. It is nice and has very quiet courtyard. It is nicely decorated inside and outside too.  more »
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  • Nice mosque.
  • Initial construction of the Mahmoudiya Mosque is said to have occurred in 1730 on the orders of governor Sheikh Muhammad al-Khalili. A sabil(fountain), embedded in the southern wall of the mosque, is attributed to Sulayman Pasha, governor of Acre in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most of the current mosque was built in 1812 by the Ottoman governor of Gaza and Jaffa, Muhammad Abu-Nabbut. The main courtyard, located in the western part of the mosque, with its arcades and large rectangular prayer hall covered by two big shallow domes, and with its slender minaret are accredited to him. Traces of earlier construction are hardly noticeable, but research contends that Abu-Nabbut's mosque was built on the foundations of a smaller mosque that belonged to the Bibi family of Jaffa.The building reuses Roman columns from Caesarea and Ashkelon.
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