Al-Zawiya al-Qadiriyya (Al-Afghaniyya)

Al-Zawiya al-Qadiriyya is located in the northern section of Barquq Street, which is located to the west of Bab al-Ghawanmah (al- Ghawanmah Gate), one of the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque. This Zawiya was built by Muhammad Pasha, governor of Jerusalem, in 1043 Hijri / 1632 AD.

Muhammad Pasha allocated a large sum of money for his Zawiya, whereby the allocated amount was invested in trade. The Zawiya is still visited by many adherents and Sufis who gather to meet their Grand Shaikh Abed al-Kareem Al-Afghani. They celebrate many religious occasions, and the most famous celebration is the celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon Him).

The Zawiya entrance has a pointed arch. Above the entrance is an inscription showing the Zawiya’s name, order, founder, and the date on which it was built. The entrance leads to an open courtyard, surrounded by eleven small cells for Sufis. The northern side houses service facilities, including the Sufi meeting hall. The Zawiya has an elevated mosque to the east of the entrance, which can be accessed by a staircase.