Sheikh Shaalah Shrine

A 17th-century Islamic leader whose name in Arabic means flame, is situated on one of the hills southeast of Sabastiya. Legends say that he used to teach his followers there at night and that no source of light was needed as his sacred words illuminated the assembly. While the structure is a reconstruction, the lintel (recycled from the Byzantine era) bears a Greek inscription mentioning the bishop of Sabastiya who built a sanctuary honoring the Prophet Elijah here.