According to Islamic tradition the madhana e Isa (minaret of Jesus) marks the spot Prophet Isa will come down (physically) before the Qiyamah (Judgement Day). Destroyed at the hands of as-Salih Ayyub while besieging as-Salih Ismail in 1245. The minaret was later rebuilt with little decoration. Saladin, along with many of his successors, were buried around the Umayyad Mosque.
|c. 1247 CE||Quba an-Nisr (left) and the minaret of Isa to the right, reaching 253 feet (77 meters) in height, it is the tallest of the mosque’s three minarets. The square-shaped main body of the minaret is crowned by an octagonal spire, tapering to a point and surmounted by a crescent.|
|Latest Update: June 26, 2015|