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Mujir al-Din al-Ulaymi


Photo of the Tomb of Mujir al-Din Al-Hanbali At the western foothill of the Mount of Olives rests one of the great Palestinian historians of our time, Mujir al-Din al-Ulaymi. Born in Jerusalem on 13 October 1456, Mujir al-Din acquired the title of Chief Qadi (religous judge) of Jerusalem. Nearly everything that is known about 15th century Jerusalem and Hebron can be attributed to his two-volume history called Uns al-Jalil Fi Tarikh al-Quds wa-al-Khalil which was published in 1495. The book is available these days at the Institute of Islamic Archaelogy in Sheikh Jarrah, just beyond the British Consolate.

The Tomb can easily be recognized because it is today located in the middle of the sidewalk on the main road sandwiched between the Garden of Gethsemene and the Tomb of Mary. The curvature of it's gondola dome is aesthetically Islamic.




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