Jami' wa-Turba Muhi al-Din Ibn al-'Arabi
Damascus, Syria
The Muhi al-Din Mausoleum, located in the Salihiyah district, was built in 1516 by Ottoman Sultan Selim I in honor of the Sheikh Muhi al-Din ibn al-Arabi (d. 1240).

The complex includes a takiyya, a mosque and a tomb over the Sheikh's grave. The mosque was built in a traditional manner with the courtyard (sahn) surrounded with peristyle and a harem. The minaret was constructed over the main entrance door of the mosque. The takiyya is located opposite the mosque. Its simple structure consists of a courtyard covered with two domes. The Ottoman architectural style was not used in the building, as Damascus had not yet adapted the new empire's technique.

Source:

Rihawi, Abdul Qader. 1979. Arabic Islamic Architecture in Syria. Damascus: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. 225.
Location
Shari' Muhi al-Din Ibn al-'Arabi, al-Salihiyya, Damascus, Syria
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1516-17/922 AH
Style Periods
1299-1922
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Jami' wa-Turba Muhi al-Din Ibn al-'Arabi
Mosque and Mausoleum of Muhi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi
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Jami' wa-Turbat Muhi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi
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Darih ibn al-'Arabi
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Ibn al-Arabi Mausoleum
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Building Usages
mausoleum
funerary
mosque
religious