Pilgrimage Routes and Holy Sites along the Way
There was also a northern pilgrimage route for those travelling to Mecca from Turkey.'
There was also a northern pilgrimage route for those travelling to Mecca from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. Both contingents then proceeded to the vicinity of ancient 'Aylat (today the village of er-Rumeil) and from there to Jedda and Medina. Many Muslim rulers helped to maintain the route, among them Sayyida Zubayda, the wife of Caliph Harun al-Rashid; whose section, which she also provided with excellent facilities, was known as 'Zubayda's Way'.
Sokullu Mehmed Paşa Complex

Hegira 982 / AD 1574
Classical Ottoman
Payas, Dörtyol, Hatay, Turkey
Turkish pilgrimage caravans and other travellers found a resting place at this complex built by the famous architect, Sinan, by order of Sokullu Mehmed Pasha, the Ottoman grand vizier of Sultan Selim II.