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...this mosque claims to have the tombs of St Paul and St John. A plaque in the mosque explains how Habibi Neccar accepted the teachings of the apostles of Jesus! It appears that there was a pre-Islamic church here. Habibi Neccar, himself, is also pre-Islamic,...More
Nice mosque located in Antakya city center. If you have time good place to visit. The building is nicely maintained. There is a café next to the mosque. Also nice garden area is inside of the mosque. Very peaceful :)
I visited the mosque in the evening , really beautiful place, I recommend it! Muslim tradition say Habib Neccar was a man who died in Antakya. His name was mentioned in Qur'an.The old name of Antakia is Antioch and it was an important city in...More
Very interesting mosque. I recommend to visit tombs of Habib-i Neccar at the basement and Hz Yunus (St. Jonas) at the entrance. I am very curious about is there a consensus about the location of tomb of St. Jonas being in Antakya/Turkey among christian and...More
The Habibi Neccar Camii on Kemal Paşa Cad:, is named after a locally revered Muslim Saint who lived above the town, in a mountain cave. Originally a church, it was converted during the 13thC Mameluk occupation. It is noticeable for its Arab styled minaret with...More
The Habibi Neccar Mosque is dedicated to a Christian martyr. For this and many other reasons it embodies the tolerance that characterizes Hatay. The mosque is a modest structure and far less elaborate than many other mosques that I have seen in Turkey. The people...More