Stairs leading to the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

Stairs leading to the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

Looking back at the stairs while standing in front of the entry door

Looking back at the stairs while standing in front of the entry door

Entry door of the al-Jawali Mosque - this door brings visitors into the Al-Jawali Mosque which was built in the 14th century

Entry door of the al-Jawali Mosque - this door brings visitors into the Al-Jawali Mosque which was built in the 14th century

Interior of the Al-Jawali Mosque - this mosque was extended to the Ibrahimi Mosque to make way for more woshippers

Interior of the Al-Jawali Mosque - this mosque was extended to the Ibrahimi Mosque to make way for more woshippers

Both mosques are attached to each other by a passageway

Both mosques are attached to each other by a passageway

A small staircase inside the Ibrahimi Mosque which gives access to a balcony

A small staircase inside the Ibrahimi Mosque which gives access to a balcony

Decorative details of the walls of Ibrahimi Mosque

Decorative details of the walls of Ibrahimi Mosque

This dome like structure has a cave underneath it where three prophets and their wives are buried

This dome like structure has a cave underneath it where three prophets and their wives are buried

These small holes show inside of the cave - access to this cave has been closed for centuries

These small holes show inside of the cave - access to this cave has been closed for centuries

Ceiling of the Ibrahimi Mosque - a mosque was built here in the 7th century but the Crusaders turned this mosque into a church in the 12th century

Ceiling of the Ibrahimi Mosque - a mosque was built here in the 7th century but the Crusaders turned this mosque into a church in the 12th century

Interior of the Ibrahimi Mosque - a wooden minbar of the mosque can also be seen in this photo

Interior of the Ibrahimi Mosque - a wooden minbar of the mosque can also be seen in this photo

Islamic calligraphy above a door - this door gives access to the tomb of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim A.S.)

Islamic calligraphy above a door - this door gives access to the tomb of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim A.S.)

Main prayer hall of the mosque - at the end of the 12th century, Saladin built a mosque here

Main prayer hall of the mosque - at the end of the 12th century, Saladin built a mosque here

Decorative ceiling of the mosque - in the 14th century Sanjar al-Jawli added the al-Jawli Mosque next to the current mosque

Decorative ceiling of the mosque - in the 14th century Sanjar al-Jawli added the al-Jawli Mosque next to the current mosque

Ottomans renovated the whole complex in the 19th century to give its current look

Ottomans renovated the whole complex in the 19th century to give its current look

Prophet Issac and his wife Rebecca are buried in the main prayer hall of the mosque in a cave

Prophet Issac and his wife Rebecca are buried in the main prayer hall of the mosque in a cave

Steps of the minbar of Saladin - it is believed that three minbars were constructed for Saladin, one for al-Aqsa Mosque, second for al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo and third one is here

Steps of the minbar of Saladin - it is believed that three minbars were constructed for Saladin, one for al-Aqsa Mosque, second for al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo and third one is here

Details of the minbar of Saladin (Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub)

Details of the minbar of Saladin (Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub)

This is the only surviving Minbar of Saladin in Palestine because the one in al-Aqsa Mosque was burnt by Denis Michael Rohan in 1969

This is the only surviving Minbar of Saladin in Palestine because the one in al-Aqsa Mosque was burnt by Denis Michael Rohan in 1969

Canopy of the minbar - Israeli took contol of this site after the 1967 War

Canopy of the minbar - Israeli took contol of this site after the 1967 War

Myself inside the Ibrahimi Mosque - Zaighum Abbas Ranjha

Myself inside the Ibrahimi Mosque - Zaighum Abbas Ranjha

Mehrab of the Ibrahimi Mosque - Israeli authorities have placed restrictions on calling the faithful to prayer by the muezzin of the Ibrahimi mosque

Mehrab of the Ibrahimi Mosque - Israeli authorities have placed restrictions on calling the faithful to prayer by the muezzin of the Ibrahimi mosque

Close up of the mehrab - on February 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein opened fire in this mosque and killed 29 Muslim worshippers

Close up of the mehrab - on February 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein opened fire in this mosque and killed 29 Muslim worshippers

A small open area shows the covered tomb of Prophet Isaac

A small open area shows the covered tomb of Prophet Isaac

Greek inscription in the northeast wall, near the Tomb of Abraham

Greek inscription in the northeast wall, near the Tomb of Abraham

Decorative details of the Mosque of Abraham in Hebron

Decorative details of the Mosque of Abraham in Hebron

Islamic calligraphy and motifs are used inside the interior of this mosque

Islamic calligraphy and motifs are used inside the interior of this mosque

A small door brings outside of the Ibrahimi Mosque - Hebron (al-Khaleel)

A small door brings outside of the Ibrahimi Mosque - Hebron (al-Khaleel)

Exterior of the mosque - this solid looking structure was built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC

Exterior of the mosque - this solid looking structure was built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC

Towers were added to this mosque in the 12th century

Towers were added to this mosque in the 12th century