The largest and most significant mosque in Jaffa.

The Mosque was built by Abu Nabut Muhammad Aja Pasha (Governor of Jaffa from 1810 to 1820), nicknamed ‘Abu Nabut’  (‘my father the cudgel’);
according to tradition, he walked the streets of Jaffa with a billyclub in his hand, gradually but firmly establishing fear into the hearts of its residents.