Mosque Name: Maqam of Zayd ibn Ali
City: Rabat, Moab
Year of construction (AH): 740
Year of construction (AD): 122
GPS: 31.268628 35.743585
Gibson Classification: Petra
Rebuilt: 1566 CE, with later renovations.
Zayd ibn ‘Alī Zayn al-‘Ābidīn ibn al-Ḥusein was born in H 76 / AD 695 and triggered a revolt against the Umayyad Caliph Hishām ibn‘Abd al-Malik in H 122/AD 722. Yūsuf ibn Umar al-Thaqafī, the Umayyad Governor of Irāq, quelled the insurgency and in this turmoil Zayd bin ‘Alī was killed. The shrine in ar-Rabba is believed to be the final burial place of the head of Zayd bin ‘Alī (al-Zaidi 2005). The sanctuary is dated by the inscription to the reign of Sulaymān al-Qānūnī (“I. the Magnificient”, AD 1520-1566) with later restorations.
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