Shorbaji Mosque

Mosque al-Shurbaji, originally established as a sebil Shurbaji waqf, later a small mosque was appended to the fountain of Shorbaji structure. It is accessed by entering the Old City to the junction of Khan al- Zait, al-Jabsheh, Harat al-Sa’diya, and al-Wad streets.


The sabil is strategically located within the city in the proximity of Bab al-'Amud. Its location fills the gap left by the 16th century sabils of the Ottoman Sultan Sulayman. According to the foundation inscription panel and its waqfiyya, the sabil was founded in 1097/1685-6. The founder is 'Abd al-Karim al-Shurbaji, the son of Mustafa, a pious man. From the list of his endowments in the waqfiyya, al-Shurbaji must have been a wealthy man.

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