Sid (master) Ibrahim’s tomb is built around an enormous old oak tree.
Such trees are traditional at the graves of righteous men and women of
many religious traditions in Israel.
Sid Ibrahim’s tomb is located on the north side of road 99, about 200 yards east of the turnoff to Banias National Park.
The Druze revere Sid Ibrahim
was a king who left a life of luxury to become an ascetic. Another
tradition says that Ibrahim was in charge of weights and measures in the
Banias market. He was known for his scrupulousness in carrying out this
office, one of the most important in the ancient world.
the tree is a tray of candles lit by the faithful, who come here in
large family groups to make vows, pray for healing and share a festive
meal. Above the door to the makam, or reception room, is the five-color
symbol of the Druze prophets.
You can enter the room, (remove your
shoes first), which has a portrait of departed Druze leader Sheikh Amin
Tarif on the wall and mattresses for visitors to sit on.