Sahab district


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CountryFlag of Jordan.svg Jordan
GovernorateAmman Governorate
Time zoneUTC + 2

Sahab (Arabic:سحاب) is a district number 23 out of 27 in Amman in the Kingdom of Jordan, south east of the capital Amman. Sahab is well known for its Industrial Estate, the Islamic Cemetery and the Kahf of Raqeem site mentioned in the Qur'an (Surat al-Kahf). The earliest inhabitants in Sahab have immigrated mostly from Egypt during the era of the Ottoman Empire in the 1850s. Two major clans first inhabited the city, called masarwat sahab(مصاروة سحاب): zyood (الزيود), and maharmah (المحارمة) and taharwah (الطهاروة ). A minority of migrant Egyptian workforce live and work in the area.[citation needed] Recently a Chinese workforce started settling in the area working in textile factories in the industrial estate.

Famous places in Sahab[edit]

  • Industrial City of Sahab
  • al-Raqaim (الرقيم). This place is mentioned in the holy book of Qur'an. The legend of "Ahlul-Kahf" or "The People of the Cave" comes in a Surah with the same name. It tells a story about a number of young men who took refuge in a cave place called (Al-Raqaim) near Sahab, after they fled their places of residence fearing the worse would come after embracing and converting to a new religion. After they slept in the cave for 309 years, God woke them, and their cave was discovered by the people of the city who were believers after all that time.
  • Al-Tajamouat Industrial City
  • Islamic cemetery
  • Livestock Market & Auction
  • Totanjy hospital
  • Al-Shaheed Square

Coordinates: 31°52′N 36°00′E / 31.867°N 36.000°E / 31.867; 36.000