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Mosque Name: Sultan Yacoub

Country: Lebanon

City: Sultan Yacoub

GPS: 33.644409, 35.859977

Gibson Classification: Petra

Rebuilt facing Mecca: never


This is the village mosque beside Sultan Yacoub’s tomb. It has a Petra Qibla, copied from the Qibla that Sultan Yacoub adopted when he moved to the hills of Lebanon. See Sultan Yacoub’s Tomb for an explanation of the Qibla direction.

There are actually three mosques in this location.

  1. On top of the citadel: 33.644409, 35.859977 beside the tomb/shrine
  2. Older mosque in the lower village: 33.643846 35.840580
  3. A new mosque (1990s) attached to the old one in lower village that faces Mecca.

The Upper Mosque beside the shrine

The Upper Mosque beside the shrine

The Lower Mosque, note the newer mosque or addition that faces Mecca

The Lower Mosque, note the newer mosque or addition that faces Mecca

Below: Video from in the mosque.

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