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Al Msaytbeh Mosque

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Msaytbeh, Beirut district

Al Msaytbeh Mosque is in the Msaytbeh district, one of the 12 neighborhoods of Beirut. It is located next to the residence of President Saeb Salam, another famous landmark of this area. The mosque was built in 1884 during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. At the time, the governor of Syria Ahmed Hamdi Pasha had contributed towards the cost of building it, in addition to the contributions he collected from the people of Beirut. Some refurbishments and renovations were made from 1973-1975, preserving it as a main hub for present day Muslims in this highly populated mainly residential area of Beirut.