A sign on a wall naming the place as Salah Ad-Deen Ayyobi Waq or al-Khanqah al-Salahiyya

A sign on a wall naming the place as Salah Ad-Deen Ayyobi Waq or al-Khanqah al-Salahiyya

Entry door of the complex - This khanqah is loacted at the end of St. Francis Street in the Christian Quarter

Entry door of the complex - This khanqah is loacted at the end of St. Francis Street in the Christian Quarter

Details above entry door and it shows year of 1189 when this building was built

Details above entry door and it shows year of 1189 when this building was built

A shop of a local Christian opposite the door of the El-Khanqah

A shop of a local Christian opposite the door of the El-Khanqah

This small arch brought me to more open space on RHS

This small arch brought me to more open space on RHS

An open courtyard which leads to the mosque and a Palestinian family lives on site

An open courtyard which leads to the mosque and a Palestinian family lives on site

A staircase rises from the courtyard to the roof and it brings to the minaret of the mosque

A staircase rises from the courtyard to the roof and it brings to the minaret of the mosque

This minaret resembles to the Mosque of Omer - here I have seen only flag of Palestine in Jerusalem

This minaret resembles to the Mosque of Omer - here I have seen only flag of Palestine in Jerusalem

There is also a madrasa (Islamic school) on site - it is called al-Huda (School of the right way)

There is also a madrasa (Islamic school) on site - it is called al-Huda (School of the right way)

Stairs from the courtyard brought me to this window and mosque is located on left

Stairs from the courtyard brought me to this window and mosque is located on left

Ablution area of the Mosque of Saladin

Ablution area of the Mosque of Saladin

Entry to the main prayer hall of the mosque

Entry to the main prayer hall of the mosque

Chandeliers and old arches of the this beautiful mosque

Chandeliers and old arches of the this beautiful mosque

This plaque shows that Saladin conquered Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187 and this Khanqah was built in 1189

This plaque shows that Saladin conquered Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187 and this Khanqah was built in 1189

Mehrab of the mosque

Mehrab of the mosque

Details above the mehrab which is placed under an arch

Details above the mehrab which is placed under an arch

This mosque is built with stones and tower was added in 1418

This mosque is built with stones and tower was added in 1418

This window opens to the courtyard

This window opens to the courtyard

These bars bear names of Allah (God), Muhammad (Holy Prophet) and Salah Ad-Deen (Saladin)

These bars bear names of Allah (God), Muhammad (Holy Prophet) and Salah Ad-Deen (Saladin)

These small steps lead to the basement of the mosque

These small steps lead to the basement of the mosque

Basement area of the mosque - this is the spot where Saladin and his emirs sat in aitkaaf (devoted prayers for long time)

Basement area of the mosque - this is the spot where Saladin and his emirs sat in aitkaaf (devoted prayers for long time)

Second room in basement - it was small but well kept

Second room in basement - it was small but well kept

A small cupboard contains copies of Koran inside

A small cupboard contains copies of Koran inside

A very cute boy of the family which lives in the courtyard

A very cute boy of the family which lives in the courtyard