Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Mosque of Habib-i Neccar II

  In tourist brochures written about Antakya, the authors take it for granted that the Mosque of Habib-i Neccar was built by Abu Obayda after the city fell to the Muslims in 636 A.D. In one of these brochures called Hatay we read: … Continue reading

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Serug

This article was printed in the internet edition of the Turkish newspaper Zaman on August 8, 2001 about an incident that happened 2-300 kilometers northeast of Antakya: Five dead as adults join children’s fight in Turkey’s southeast 08 August 2011, … Continue reading

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The Mosque of Habib-i Neccar (Habib al-Najjâr)

Nobody seems to know who Habib al-Najjâr was. However, his name has been give to a mosque situated in  the central part of Antakya. Originally this mosque may have been a church and perhaps previously a pagan temple. In ancient … Continue reading

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Back in town

After a hectic spring and early summer, it is nice to be back in Antakya. After too much action, Antakya may seem a little dull, though. Especially our trip to Damascus was interesting. The bus company had informed us that … Continue reading

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