Keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Since 1187, from the time of Salah ul-Dun Ayyubi the custody of the door and the key for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is entrusted to two Muslim families Nuseibeh and Judeh.

Saladin entrusted the custody of the doors of the Holy Sepulchre to the leading and most renowned Shaikh Ghanim ben Ali ben Hussein al-Ansari al-Khazrajy

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Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. The key to the main entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. N/A
Latest Update: June 20, 2015
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