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. It seems unlikely that 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.
|c. 650 CE||Grave of abi Darda is located within Mosque of abi Darda in Damascus, Syria||N/A|
|c. 650 CE||Entrance to the Mosque of abi Darda||N/A|
|Latest Update: June 28, 2015|