The maqams are funeral monuments generally topped by a dome. They harbour the tomb of a respected and pious person and are the object of frequent and regular pilgrimages. These places of worship are widely spread in the old town of Saida. They are characterized by their modest forms bare of ornaments. They can sometimes be found inside a mosque, like “Jameh Abou Nakhle”, or inside a zawiya (Al-Zaatari Al-Qadiriyeh). Maqams were also built in the heart of a neighbourhood (Maqam Al-Sheik Omar Al-Jalali), or even alongside a dead end leading to a group of houses.
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