Sheikh Abu’l Qasim

Building name:Sheikh Abu’l Qasim
ID number:9
Building type:Mausoleum/mazār
Site/place name:Karsi
Measurements: N/A
State of preservation:Unknown
Date:1903
Description:The building has a complex plan, composed of a rectangular-plan chamber and an antechamber. The antechamber has a flat roof. The chamber has the typical conical dome, composed of 28 ribs, and 6 niches and one window. The entrance to the chamber consists of a flat-arched door.
Building/site biography:The mausoleum is devoted to Sheikh Abu’l Qasim, one of the early followers of Sheikh ‘Adī. According to the early history of Yazidism, they came together to Karsi, the village where the mausoleum stands. It is effective against ear diseases and its feast is celebrated at the end of the fall.
References:Açıkyıldız 2015: 216.
Lescot 1975: 245.
Drower 1941: 50.
Photograph: Açıkyıldız 2015.