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Al Barrani Mosque

  • religious site

Saida, Saida district

This mosque was the first to be outside the old Saida city walls in southern Lebanon, hence its name Barrani (external). Of Ottoman design, it has three domes and a room that includes the remains of two emirs, Melhem and Saif Eddine, sons of Fakhreddine Ibn Maan II, the Emir who built it in 1634. It is considered a lively model of the Islamic architecture of the Ottoman age. Its southern wall is made with piebald stones in brown, red, black and white, and its minaret is octagonal.