Sabeel Qasim Pasha

Sabeel Qasim Pasha

The Sabeel Qasim Pasha with the Dome of the Rock in the background

The Sabeel Qasim Pasha is an Ottoman era fountain located on the south-western side of Masjid al-Aqsa close to the Gate of the Chain.

  • It was built by the prince of Jerusalem Qasim Pasha in 1527 CE (933 AH) during the reign of Sultan Sulayman the Magnificent.
  • The fountain is octagonal shaped with 16 faucets topped with a wooden sunshade.
  • It is also known as the ‘Sabeel of the Courthouse’.
Sabeel Qasim Pasha detail

Close-up of the Sabeel Qasim Pasha


References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA

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