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Al Tawbah Mosque

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Tripoli, Tripoli district

Located in the Al Dabbaghah neighborhood in Tripoli, Al Tawbah Mosque was frequently cited in the writings of travelers who visited this northern commercial coastal city in the 17th and 18th centuries. Originally a Mamluk construction, the mosque was destroyed by the 1612 flood and restored during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I. Interestingly, it shares a minaret with the Dabbaghin Mosque (Tanners’ Mosque) while the rest of structure reflects Ottoman styling. The mosque contains two inscriptions: one engraved in the stone from the Mamluk era, and a second set on a bronze plaque from the Ottoman period detailing its destruction and restoration.