El-Jazzar Mosque, The White Mosque
El-Jazzar Mosque, The White Mosque

El-Jazzar Mosque, The White Mosque

2018  |  26 Min

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  • Director: Yanai Arfi
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The second largest Mosque in Israel after the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Al Jazzar Mosque bears the name of its founder Ahmed El-Jazzar who is buried in its courtyard. Also known as The White Mosque, its distinctive green dome is visible across the city. The mosque is home to a safe which contains a single hair that supposedly comes from the beard of Muhammad. Once a year, during Eid al-Fitr celebrations, this hair is presented in the mosque. The mosque also hosts a library the manuscript collection of which contains 50 Arabic titles that span several Islamic periods.

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