Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Damascus

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At Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, see the final resting place of Muhammad's great-granddaughter. After the battle of Karbala, fought to defend the ideology of the Prophet's grandson, numerous people were imprisoned, among whom was Sukayna, four years old at the time. She died in prison, and was later exhumed and moved here. The mausoleum, designed in a modern style, features decorative gold ornaments, blue tiles, and many windows. Women must wear a black burka here. Put Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum into our Damascus road trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Damascus.
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  • 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 M...  more »
  • The Shiite mosque in the heart of Damascus hid among the narrow streets of the old town close to the Souk Hamidiya. The amazing beauty of the mosaic interiors! The predominance of dark blue and blue colors creates a sense of extraordinary lightness!
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