Al-Zawiya Al-Naqshbandiyya (al-Uzbekiyya)

The Zawiya is located in the southern part of Via Dolorosa, across from the Church of Zion, to the north of Bab al-Ghawanmah, one of the gates on al-Aqsa Mosque. It is believed that its establisher is the founder of the Naqshbandi order, Shaikh Muhammad Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari in the Mamluk era, to provide residence for the followers of the Naqshbandi order during their visits to Jerusalem.

The Zawiya is currently inoperative. The only very little remnants of the architectural structure of the Zawiya can be seen today. It seems that Othman Bey, known as “Sufi”, built four private rooms and a mosque, before the year 1033 Hijri / 1623 AD. Later on, many rooms were added to the upper floor of the Zawiya.