Description - وصف
The most distinctive feature of the city of Sidon is its mosques. The mosque of Hajj Bahaa El-Din Hariri is considered one of the largest mosques in the modern city of Sidon, after the historic Great Omari Mosque and the modern Zaatari Mosque. The Hajj Bahaa El-Din Hariri Mosque is located at the northern entrance to Sidon. What distinguishes it is the characteristics of the Ottoman, Mamluk and Lebanese heritage. It is located near the seashore. It is also distinguished by its huge construction and sound-insulating walls, where it is topped by two minarets, a dome raised on four columns inside the mosque hall and a hall for Islamic social meetings.
The mosque is designed in the Ottoman style. There is a main hall topped by a single dome. It has two entrances: an entrance on the western side that is used by daily visitors, and an entrance on the eastern side that is used for feasts and social occasions. There is a portico that connects the eastern and western entrances and is based on arches of the oriental Lebanese style. In addition to the space between the two entrances and the main prayer hall is open to the open air to allow the sun and air to enter it. The prayer hall is a very large hall with an area of 36 x 36 meters. It is topped by a hallway to the east, west and north. Of course, there is a hall for women. The Qur’anic verses are damaged on the perimeter of the dome of the mosque, internally and externally. The dome is 26 meters in diameter and 36 meters high. It is surrounded by two minarets 56 meters high from the borders of the public street to the right and north from the direction of the qiblah.