For his novel ‘Dr. Mahmoud Zein Al-Abedeen Syrian Arab Republic Architecture Of The Ottoman Mosques’. Published by Dar Qabes .
Al-Abedeen is a member of the Order of Syrian Architects and Engineers and received the Al-Basel Award for Intellectual Authorship in 2006.
Mahmoud Zein Al-Abedeen, who is 38 years old, won the 2007 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Young Author for his book Architecture of Ottoman Mosques, which highlights the outstanding craftsmanship of Ottoman architecture and how the mosques built during this period successfully integrated Islamic designs from Syria, Egypt and other Islamic nations.