Zaouia Sufi Shrine Architecture, Marrakesh, Morocco
Zaouia / zawiya burial tomb shrine site of Sidi Bel Abbas (Abu al-Abbas) al-Sabti, Marrakesh, Morocco, 2016–04-19.
Sidi Bel Abbas is seen as the most important saint of Marrakesh and is often referred as the patron saint of Marrakesh.
Born in Ceuta in 1129, Sidi Bel Abbas was a strong believer in supporting the less fortunate, destitute and sick and handing out food to the poor.
Food is often distributed to those in need outside his burial tomb to this day. It is the most visited of the Sufi shrines in Marrakesh.
- Chris Griffiths
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Morocco Moroccan Africa African Architecture Moroccan Zaouia Design Building sufi Islamic North Africa travel Medina traditional Marrakech Islam Arab Andalus saint Islamic awliya Sidi Abdullah al-Ghazwani zawiya Sufi shrine landmark heritage old sacred Zaira pilgrimage tomb burial site sufism religion religious Islam old Sidi Bel Abbas people Abu al-Abbas) al-Sabti lmohad sultan Yaqub al-Mansur
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- Marrakesh Sufi Shrines