Al-Sheikh al-akbar muhyiddin ibn al-`Arabi
Ibn Arabi lived the last years of his life in Damascus and passed away there in 638 H. / 1240 CE. He is buried at the foot of the Qasioun mountain overshadowing Damascus from the north-west. In his honor, the Ottoman sultan Selim II built a Mosque by the side of his tomb in 1516 CE.
By his side are buried: two of his sons, and his follower and companion Junayd. The maqam also contains the empty tomb of the famous Algerian mujahid Abdul-Kadir Al-Jazairi.
"Ibn `Arabi" by GF Haddad
Shrine of al-Sheikh al-akbar.
The shrine of his sons is partly visible
in the lower part of the picture.
Entrance to the mosque.
Photo: Çigdem Kafesçioglu (1990)
Courtesy: Aga Khan Visual Archive, MIT
Courtyard of the mosque
Photo: Çigdem Kafesçioglu (1990) Courtesy: Aga Khan Visual Archive, MIT