The Raghab prayer house, or hilwa, is located in a spectacular
setting: surrounded by olive groves, high above Yirka, a Druze town of
some 12,500 in the Western Upper Galilee Mountains, offering a
breathtaking view of the Mediterranean coast from Haifa to Acre.
The road to the Raghab prayer house, signposted in English, starts about 250 yards east of the town center.
short road from the town center leads through a residential
neighborhood to the mountain, known to the locals as Jebel (Mount)
Raghab. The prayer house, with its delicately arched façade now
undergoing restoration, was built in 1925 by Sheikh Mohammad Mo’adi of
Yirka as a gift to the community. His grandson, Sheikh Ali Jamila, still
administers the site, which is also a residential college of Druze
Visitors will find a sign requesting they not enter the compound itself, but the view alone is worth the drive.