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Al-Jazzar Mosque - Akko, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck
N 32° 55.367 E 035° 04.220
36S E 693587 N 3644627
Quick Description: The Al-Jazzar Mosque, also known as the White Mosque, in Akko was built in 1781
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 5/13/2017 11:52:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMVPDA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
The Al-Jazzar Mosque, also known as the White Mosque, is located on el-Jazzar Street inside the walls of the old city of Akko, overlooking the eastern Mediterranean Sea.It is named after the Ottoman Bosnian governor Ahmad Pasha el-Jazzar ("the Butcher").

Jazzar Pasha and his successor, Sulayman Pasha al-Adil, are both buried in a small graveyard adjacent to the mosque. In a shrine on the second level of the mosque, a single hair from Muhammad's beard is kept and shown on special ceremonial occasions.

Source/more info: Wikipedia (visit link)
Type: Current mosque

Website reference (required if no minaret or 2nd photo): [Web Link]

Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Posting a photo of your visit is strongly encouraged but not required. There is NO requirement that you enter inside the mosque as some mosques may not allow this. Please refrain from taking pictures inside the mosque if it is not permitted by the management and generally have respect for the reliqious nature of the site.
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