The Muhi al-Din Mausoleum, located in the Salihiyah district, was built in 1516 by Ottoman Sultan Selim I in honor of the Sheikh Muhi al-Din ibn al-Arabi (d. 1240).
The complex includes a takiyya, a mosque and a tomb over the Sheikh's grave. The mosque was built in a traditional manner with the courtyard (sahn) surrounded with peristyle and a harem. The minaret was constructed over the main entrance door of the mosque. The takiyya is located opposite the mosque. Its simple structure consists of a courtyard covered with two domes. The Ottoman architectural style was not used in the building, as Damascus had not yet adapted the new empire's technique.
Rihawi, Abdul Qader. 1979. Arabic Islamic Architecture in Syria. Damascus: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. 225.
Mosque and Mausoleum of Muhi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (Variant)
Jami' wa-Turbat Muhi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi (Variant)