Shrine of Hud in Damascus

This sign marks the shrine [Ar. maqam] of the prophet Hud in Damascus. It is located in the Qiblah wall of the Umayyad mosque in the center of the old city. Some older traditions claim that this is actually the tomb of Hud, that he was buried inside this wall when the mosque was constructed in the early Umayyad period. The mosque also contains a well which is called the "Well of Hud."



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