Description of Jamia Nabulsi
Jamia just means ‘mosque’. Jamia Nabulsi is a mosque right down the street from our school. I remember going there a few times for taraweeh. The original Shaikh Nabulsi passed away but his son does Jumahs and used to do talks. I believe it was built in Mameluke style and you can see that from the rounded hexagonal minaret. The inside is particularly nice and well preserved, with a typical diwan (raised platform) for halaqat al ilm (study circles).
In all these pictures you can see more closely the different color bands of stones they used to create patterns or alternated when they built things. This is a hallmark of Islamic architecture of this era.