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Touring Al-Mazloum neighborhood in Historical Jeddah

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23 MAY 2021

Source: Abeer Al-Amoudi

Many narrators have tried to identify the reason behind the famous neighborhood’s name. One story dates back to the Ottoman era, when the Ottomans ordered the people of Jeddah to build a great wall to protect them from a Portuguese invasion. One local worker missed a working day and was put to death as a result. The Ottomans then ordered the rest of the workers to complete construction of the wall over his body.

Another narration suggests that the Al-Mazloum neighborhood was named after a dispute that occurred between the elders of the city and the military, leading to executions and unjust treatment of the locals.

Important landmarks

The neighborhood in is home to many old historical houses and buildings, including Qabil House, Al-Shafei Mosque that is one of the oldest mosques in Jeddah, and Al-Jami’ Market, also one of the most famous markets in the area. The district also has Al-Falah School the first of its kind in the Kingdom.