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The Pool of Abraham is believed by Muslims to be the place where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. Abraham is mentioned in three major religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism but in Islam, he is called Ibrahim.

The story says that there was a prophecy given from an oracle that a boy would be born in Sanliurfa who would kill the king, therefore the king demanded that every baby boy be killed. Abraham being born at this time was captured by the king and thrown off a cliff into a fire. When Ibrahim landed in the fire, Allah turned the flames to water and the burning logs into fish, hence the translation of the Turkish name into “Lake of Fish”.


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The Pool of Abraham
actually located in a large city park, with The Lake of Ayn-ı Zeliha and Castle of Urfa. Their photos will be added later.

Here's the map:



Resources & useful links:

Pool of Abraham at turkishtravelblog.com
Şanlıurfa at Wikipedia
Map location at Nokia Here Maps
 

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