Tomb of Abu Darda

This is the purported tomb of abi Darda a prominent companion of prophet Muhammad, located within the Citadel of Damascus. The origins of the mosque and tomb are unclear. Archaeologist Carl Watzinger dated the tomb to 1733, suggesting it was built during the Ottoman period as a cenotaph.

circa 650 CE

Tomb of abu Darda

Grave of abi Darda is located within Mosque of abi Darda in Damascus, Syria. It seems unlikely that this is the original tomb, if it was in Damascus to begin with, would have survived through the often turbulent Seljuq, Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. The small mosque is only open during regular prayer times, and the tomb is located on the eastern side of the prayer hall.

circa 650 CE

Mosque of abu Darda

Entrance to the Mosque of abi Darda.

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