Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum

Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum opinie, Damascus

Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum
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Miejsca historyczne • Obiekty architektury • Miejsca kultu religijnego

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Mathias S
333 contributions
Overly decorative, but nice
maj 2018 • Znajomi
Located not that far away from the Umayyad Mosque, this mosque houses the tomb of sayyida Ruqayya, the daughter of Al-Husayn, the granddaughter of Ali and Fatima, who was the daughter of the prophet Muhammad.

It is decorated inside, apparently not that long ago, by Iranian-like ceramic and mirror covering. Overly decorative and colourful, but impressive.

The people there are nice, and you get some nuts etc in the evening at Ramadan.

Women have to cover themselves tightly, but they receive a temporary black cover to achieve that.
Written 13 kwietnia 2019
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tripophilia
Tehran, Iran63 contributions
Spiritual place
I was 15 when we visited this place. It was like a secluded place that only muslims visit for their prayers.
I kind of like this place because of its calmness
Written 8 kwietnia 2015
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haseken2015
Niigata Prefecture, Japonia28 contributions
Another world in the Old City
sty 2015 • Biznesowy
Relatively new religeous site in the Old City.
According to guidebooks, it was built by Iran.
You can feel Iran by its blue tiles outside and mirrors inside.
Written 7 marca 2015
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Haider R
Rochester, MN57 contributions
Old days of spiritual Feelings
maj 2013 • Biznesowy
Hounestly, I've been here when syria was calm quiet and peacful. This place is a shrine of a female child that died when she was 4 year only, she's the gand grand-daughter of Prophet Mohammed PBUH.

Yazeed killed her father Al Husain bin Ali, the grandson od Prophet Mohammed PBUH, then showed her his slughted head and she creeped till death.

In spite of all these things, you feel it's a peaceful place to have spiritual relaxation.
Written 12 grudnia 2013
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joydeM
Wollongong, Australia230 contributions
Great mirrored interior
sty 2012 • Znajomi
We had to wear a black burqa before wandering through this Mausoleum. Sayyida was daughter of Iman al-Husayn, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed. The Mausoleum was covered all over with mirrors and quite striking, reminded me of a similar shrine to Fatima in Qom, Iran. Amazing workmanship! and well worth a visit. I visited here in April 2011.
Written 14 grudnia 2012
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Flat_Planet
Nowy Jork, Nowy Jork312 contributions
You have to see it to believe it
mar 2011
Jaw dropping artistic detail in this shrine, you simply have to see it to believe it. My wife and I had no idea what was inside and we came out dazed. Non-believers are welcome and at one point a family of Shia pilgrims from Iran insisted on having their picture taken with me because I was from America. I have no idea how that works for them but it certainly made me feel like I was not tresspassing. Go and be amazed.
Written 10 kwietnia 2011
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afinanika
Chişinău, Mołdawia275 contributions
Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum stunigly beatifull decorations..
The mausoleum is situated in old town 5 min walk to north from Umayyad Mosque it, you have to see it is just amazingly beautiful decorated and atmosphere is great, there is no charge for tourists and camera allowed, they will ask to wear women special clothing to cover head, but believe me this place is beautiful you will not regret-it . posting some pics down below.
Written 1 grudnia 2010
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knitgusknit
Atlanta, GA176 contributions
A beautiful, moving experience - not just a place to visit
The Roqayya mosque is one of the largest mosques in Damascus. It is a shrine to the 4-year old great granddaughter of MuHammad who met her untimely death as a consequence of the inhumane treament of her father and his followers. We were there last week and happened to arrive in time for noon prayer. The mass of people entering the mosque created a sense of urgency. Being non-Muslims, we donned the hooded robes provided at the entrance for non-Muslims, stored our shoes and walked in. There were no restrictions on taking pictures and I would recommend taking advantage of this because the mosque is spectacular. It was careful walking though, to avoid those who were on the ground, sitting or kneeling and praying. As you work your way into the center of the mosque, men and women are separated, and you make your way to the Roquyya shrine. It is moving to see the genuine grief and tears of the people at the shrine as they pray for the young girl. Some bring gifts, dolls and toys, and lay them at the shrine.

We felt the emotion and grief ourselves as we walked among the people. Be sure to pick up a pamphlet of the Summary of the Tragedy of Roqayya. The story is one you won't forget.
Written 10 czerwca 2010
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eddnash
Detroit49 contributions
Amazing
a must see..
a mausoleum that follows the Persian-Iraqi style of Islamic architecture, simply because this saint is venered by Shiaa..this style is something you dont see often in Syria, hence unique.
the decoration is breath taking, and the place also is right in the center od the old city of Damascuse and very easy to reach.
if you dont have time to see Sayda Zaynab (the other great Shiaa shrine in Damscus) since it is 30 min away from damascus then this should give you an example of the fascinating inner decoration of this style..
its a must see if you dont see Sayda Zaynab..
Written 8 maja 2009
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Auntie
Damascus, Syria1 140 contributions
Very impressive decoration
This is the burial place of Roqayya the young daughter of Hussein so it is a Shia Mosque expensively restored by Iran.
The atmosphere was one of quietness and serenity. No one paid much attention to two foreign ladies walking round with the black hooded abiyas!
The decoration is something I've never seen before. Glass mosaic on a lot of the ceilings, and colourful patterns on other ceilings amongst other things.

If you go down the shopping lane that goes behind the Omayad Mosque, on its left, passing by the Caligraphy Museum you should find it.
It is also very near to the Old Vine Hotel.
Written 11 grudnia 2008
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