Mosque of Umm Haram

Local nameHala Sultan Tekke
LocationLarnaca, Cyprus

Hala Sultan Tekke or the Mosque of Umm Haram is a Muslim shrine on the west bank of Larnaca Salt Lake, near Larnaca, Cyprus. Umm Haram was the Islamic prophet Muhammad's wet nurse and the wife of Ubada bin al-Samit. Hala Sultan Tekke complex is composed of a mosque, mausoleum, minaret, cemetery, and living quarters for men and women. The term tekke applies to a building designed specifically for gatherings of a Sufi brotherhood, or tariqa, and may have referred to an earlier feature of the location. The present-day complex, open to all and not belonging to a single religious movement, lies in a serene setting on the shores of the Larnaca Salt Lake, which appears to be an important site also in prehistory. Hala Sultan Tekke is a listed Ancient Monument.

Tags MuslimRuinsMonasteryHistorical
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Opening hours

Mid-Sep - mid-Apr:
Daily: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Mid-Apr - mid-Sep:
Daily: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Admission

Free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hala_Sultan_Tekke

More information http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf/All/18513FF955C9F917C225719900332619?OpenDocument

Address CY

Coordinates 34°53'7.513" N 33°36'35.373" E

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