Mosque and Tomb of al- Imam Muhsin

Variant Names:
W. bank Tigris, Mahallat al-Shifa’, inside the walled city
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Date of Construction:
Atabeg, originally Madrasa of al-Nuriyya of Nur al-Din Arslan Shah ibn `Izz al-Din Mas`ud (d. 1210), Seljuk Mihrab 
Current Status: Destroyed
Date of Destruction:
Dome demolished 1963 and replaced with flat roof, 2014 (shrine) minaret damaged 2017
Religious affiliation: Islam
Sources: Monuments of Mosul, Duwaichi pg. 258, ArchnetASOR, Mosul after the Islamic State (2021)

The Mosque and Tomb of al-Imam Muhsin was originally the site of Madrasa al-Nuriyya, founded by Atabeg Nur al-Din Arslan Shah. The mihrab included later was an act of patronage. During the Umayyad period, the site of this shrine had been used as a burial site. Currently, available evidence does not support the shrine’s formal affiliation to Badr al-Din Lu- lu’ during any point of reconstruction. Additionally, there is no evidence to suggest a formal affiliation of the shrine to Imam Muhsin. In more contemporary history, a mosque was added adjacent to the shrine. This mosque was destroyed and rebuilt in the late 1950s/ early 1960s in order to accommodate the number of local worshippers attending the mosque. Extensive rebuilding also occurred in 1994/ 1995 (Novacek et al).