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Sidna Ali Mosque

Sidna Ali Mosque
Basic information
Location Herzliya, Israel
Affiliation Islam
District Tel Aviv
Architectural description
Architect(s) Mahamid Jamal
Architectural style Mamluk
Completed 13th Century
Minaret(s) 1

The Sidna 'Ali Mosque (Arabic: مسجد سيدنا علي‎, Masjid Sidna 'Ali; Hebrew: מסגד סידנא עלי, Misgad Sidna Ali) is a Muslim place of worship located in the depopulated village of Al-Haram on the beach in the northern part of Herzliya in Israel.


The mosque was originally a 13th-century Mamluk construction built in honour of one of Saladin's lieutenants who fought bravely against the Crusaders and died in a battle on the hill on which the mosque now stands. His shrine is now housed within the building.

It now serves both as a mosque and as a religious school.[1]


During the turn of the century it was rebuilt as a caravanserai and went through restorations in 1992.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b Jacobs, Daniel; Shirley Eber, Francesca Silvani, Rough Guides (Firm) (1998). "Herzliya". Israel and the Palestinian Territories: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 531.  
  2. ^ "Sidna 'Ali Mosque Restoration". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 


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