Damascus

Places to Visit:

Damascus

Damascus

Pilgrimage sites

1

Tomb of Lady Zaynab, peace be upon her   PIC     PIC     PIC  

Daughter of Imam Ali [a] and Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra [a]

2

Bab Saghir (also called "Goristan-e-Ghariban")

This is a street with cemeteries on either side of the road
  • Tomb of Lady Ruqayya [a]: daughter of Imam Husayn [a]   PIC  
  • Tomb of Lady Umm Kulthum [a]: sister of Imam Husayn [a]   PIC  
  • Tomb of the Prophet's [s] wives (ummahatul mu'minin): Umm Salma and Umm Habiba
  • Tomb of Lady Fidha, the maid of Sayyida Fatima (the Prophet's daughter), [a]
  • Tomb of Hujr Ibn Adi [r], companion of Imam Ali [a]
  • Tomb of Kamaid bin Aswad al-Kindi [r], companion of Imam Ali [a]
  • Tomb of Abdullah b. Ja'far al-Tayyar [a], husband and cousin of Lady Zaynab [a]
  • Tomb of Obay ibn Ka'b [r]: husband of Halima [r], nursing mother of the Prophet [s]
  • Tomb of Bilal al-Habashi, the Muazzin of the Holy Prophet [s]
  • Tomb of Abdullah bin Umm Maktoum - Muazzin
  • Tomb of Abdullah b. Imam Zaynul Abideen [a]
  • Tomb of Abdullah b. Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a]
  • Tomb of Fatima Sughra bint Imam Husayn [a]
  • Maqam Ra's Shuhada. The burial place of the heads of the martyrs of Karbala. Also called "ganj-e-sarha-e-shuhada-e-Karbala"   PIC  

3

Prison

This place can be reached by walking through Souk Hamidiyya (i.e. the Hamidiyya bazaar)
  • Mausoleum of Sakina [a]: daughter of Imam Husayn [a]
  • Prison of Ahlul Bayt [a]
  • Pulpit (minbar) of Imam Zaynul Abideen [a]
  • Niche (mihrab) where Imam Zaynul Abideen [a] used to say his prayers
  • Place where Imam Zaynul Abideen [a] prayed when he went to take the head of Imam Husayn [a]

4

Ummayyad Mosque (Jaami al-Amawi)   PIC  

This is a walking distance from the Prison:
  • The Pulpit from which Imam Zaynul Abidin [a] delivered a sermon before Yazid   PIC  
  • Grave of Prophet Yahya (John the Baptist) [a] son of Prophet Zakariya [a]   PIC  
  • Maqam Ra'sul Husayn [a]. Place where the head of Imam Husayn [a] is said to have been buried   PIC  
  • Place where the head of Imam Husayn [a] was kept in Yazid's treasury

5

Salera (Hill)

  • Cave of Ashab al-Kahf
  • Koh-e-Raqim
  • Masjid Sulayman
  • Small Masjid
  • Footprint of Imam Ali, peace be upon him
  • Sermon (khutba) writtten by Imam Ali [a] on stone with his finger

6

Another Hill (dangerous to ascend)

  • Place where Qabil killed his brother Habil (sons of Adam [a])
  • The "two eyes" from which water drops like tears
  • Fingerprint of the Archangel Jibrail [a]
  • Forty (arbain) Mosallas: place where 40 prophets are buried

Historic sites

1

House of Hinda - the pious wife of Yazid

2

1300 year old door in the bazaar of Damascus

3

Well of Prophet Hud [a] and a stone pot for wudu