Fountain of Qasim Pasha

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Kasım Pasha Sabil (Ottoman Period) During the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, it was built by the Jerusalem Mirlivası Kasım Pasha in the west side of the Masjid Al-Aqsa near the Silsile Gate. The shape of this fountain is octagonal and in the area where the taps are reached by descending from a small ladder, a wooden sunshade is built to protect users from the sun and rain. The dispenser has 16 taps. This dispute is also called "Court Door Dispenser".
Sabil Qasim Pasha (Qasim Pasha Fountain), also known as Sabil Bab El-Court (Palace House Fountain) and Sabil Bab El-Naranj (bitter orange Fountain), is the first Ottoman public building to be built in Jerusalem. Previous studies were not new buildings, but the restoration of the wall and the conversion of the Jerusalem Castle into Masjid al-Nabi Davud (Mosque of the Prophet David). Sabil Kasım Pasha's function was to supply fresh water to the public for drinking and ablution, like other sabils. Sabil has accounts that were in use until the late 1940s.
The stable structure surrounding a Cistern sank about 1 m below the Haram platform. The structure precedes a shallow pool, which has a marble parquet in the center and a modern fountain. The structure rests on an octagonal, dome on an octagonal drum. During the restoration of the 1920s, a wooden column was added to protect the benches and steps surrounding Sabil from rain and especially the hot summer sun. The dome was rebuilt during the restoration by the Supreme Muslim Council in the 1920s and was covered with lead panels giving a pointed shallow profile. In the last restoration, the lead coating was removed in 1998, and a handsome finely crafted stone dome appeared.
Sabil Qasim Pasha is unique in its design and differs from other Jerusalem and El Aksa Mosque Sabil. It is the first monument built in the Ottoman period in Aksa Mosque. For this reason, before the famous projects of Sultan Süleyman el-qanuni (Süleyman I), the El-Aksa Mosque included the restoration project of the Sabiller (drinking water fountains), the wing (canal) Sabil and the Wall of Jerusalem. Sebil originally took water from a water channel or aqueduct, but today water is supplied through the El-Aksa Mosque water system. To the south of Sabil Qasim Pasha, there is a small Mastaba (elevated platform) called Cami-Mestaba Sabil Qaitbay, which was founded by Eşref Abu El-Nassar at 860 CE. Sebil is located in the north of Qaitbay. The rectangular mastaba-mosque also has a mehrab (review).