A sign on one of the walls of al-Jazzar Pasha Mosque and it also requests visitors to dress properly

A sign on one of the walls of al-Jazzar Pasha Mosque and it also requests visitors to dress properly

Courtyard of the mosque - this mosque is located  on al-Jezzar Street inside the walls of the old city

Courtyard of the mosque - this mosque is located on al-Jezzar Street inside the walls of the old city

Ablution area of the al-Jazzar Mosque - this mosque was built by the Ottoman governor of Bosnian origin Ahmed Pasha, al-Jazzar was his nickname

Ablution area of the al-Jazzar Mosque - this mosque was built by the Ottoman governor of Bosnian origin Ahmed Pasha, al-Jazzar was his nickname

This mosque is built on Ottoman architecture style and uniquely it has only one minaret

This mosque is built on Ottoman architecture style and uniquely it has only one minaret

A small corridor in front of the entrance door to the prayer hall - the construction of this mosque started in 1981 and it was completeed within a year

A small corridor in front of the entrance door to the prayer hall - the construction of this mosque started in 1981 and it was completeed within a year

The old name of this mosque was Masjid al-Anwar (mosque of the lights)

The old name of this mosque was Masjid al-Anwar (mosque of the lights)

Entrance door to the prayer hall - it used to be called white mosque because it had silver dome but it is painted green now

Entrance door to the prayer hall - it used to be called white mosque because it had silver dome but it is painted green now

Interior of the mosque

Interior of the mosque

Decorative details of the al-Jazzar Mosque in Acre

Decorative details of the al-Jazzar Mosque in Acre

Some of the marble and granite columns in the mosque and courtyard were taken from the ruins of Caesarea

Some of the marble and granite columns in the mosque and courtyard were taken from the ruins of Caesarea

Minbar of the mosque

Minbar of the mosque

Dome of the mosque, seen from inside - this mosque is the biggest mosque outside of Jerusalem

Dome of the mosque, seen from inside - this mosque is the biggest mosque outside of Jerusalem

Mosque's walls are adorned with calligraphy

Mosque's walls are adorned with calligraphy

The main prayer hall of the mosque reflects beauty and elegance

The main prayer hall of the mosque reflects beauty and elegance

Mehrab of the mosque - on right side of the mehrab prayer time is displayed

Mehrab of the mosque - on right side of the mehrab prayer time is displayed

Lower part of the mehrab

Lower part of the mehrab

Decorative details above the mehrab - this beautiful mosque is seen from almost everywhere once inside Acre

Decorative details above the mehrab - this beautiful mosque is seen from almost everywhere once inside Acre

A chandelier hangs in the middle of the prayer hall and it adds white lights to mosque's interior

A chandelier hangs in the middle of the prayer hall and it adds white lights to mosque's interior

Interior of the al-Jazzar mosque - Mehrab can be seen in the background

Interior of the al-Jazzar mosque - Mehrab can be seen in the background

A stone tablet on display inside the courtyard of the mosque

A stone tablet on display inside the courtyard of the mosque

Beside the mosque a room contains the graves of Jazzar Pasha and his successor and adopted son Suleiman Pasha

Beside the mosque a room contains the graves of Jazzar Pasha and his successor and adopted son Suleiman Pasha

One of the graves inside the tomb - Ahmed Pasha was the governor of Acre from 1775 till his death in 1804. He was nicknamed al-Jazzar (the butcher)

One of the graves inside the tomb - Ahmed Pasha was the governor of Acre from 1775 till his death in 1804. He was nicknamed al-Jazzar (the butcher)

Pasha was a Christian slave but he found his way through the ranks and became governor and famously defeated Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799

Pasha was a Christian slave but he found his way through the ranks and became governor and famously defeated Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799

It was Jazzar Pasha who defended the city from the French attacks and Napoleon Bonaparte had to leave after losing many soldiers

It was Jazzar Pasha who defended the city from the French attacks and Napoleon Bonaparte had to leave after losing many soldiers

Lower end of one of the graves - Napoleon left Acre for Egypt and then to Europe thus ended his dream of conquering the East

Lower end of one of the graves - Napoleon left Acre for Egypt and then to Europe thus ended his dream of conquering the East

A modest looking grave of this hero who changed the course of history

A modest looking grave of this hero who changed the course of history