Raml Mosque
Acre, Israel
Al-Raml mosque, built in the year of 1702, was the second mosque to be built in Acre (the first was al-Bahr mosque), to serve the expanding population and a city recovering after a long period of stagnation. The mosque was built on the remains of a Crusader church by Haj Muhammad Abu al-Shaykh Khalil al-Sha'bi. The endowment of the mosque, also known as al-Sha`bi mosque, included the opulent Hammam known as Hammam al-Sha`bi.

The mosque is approached from a covered street that serves today as the central market of Acre. Its irregular courtyard is flanked on the south and east with an L shaped arcade whose eastern wing leads to a domed rectangular prayer hall and to a small minaret.


Sources:


Dichter, Bernhard. 2000. Akko-Sites from the Turkish Period. Haifa: University of Haifa,.98-101

Petersen, Andrew. 2001. A Gazetteer of Buildings in Muslim Palestine: Part 1.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 79
Location
East of Old Acre, Marco Polo St., Acre, Israel
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Associated Names
Events
1702
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Raml Mosque
Masjid al-Raml
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Masjid al-Sha'bi
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Building Usages
mosque
religious