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Al-Azhar Mosque

AL-Azhar Mosque
Arabic version - English version

Construction Date
[1246-1269 hegry] [1830-1852]
Construction Era
Mohamed Ali Family Period
Constructor Name
Mohamed Ali Pacha Mosque
Building Type
Mosque "Masjid-I-Jami"
Current  Statues
Historical Lieu
Monument Address
El Khalifa, inside the Citadel of Salah El-Din

Designed by the Greek architect Yussuf Bushnaq, The Mohammad Ali (Alabaster) Mosque in the Citadel was begun in 1830 (finished in 1857) in the Ottoman style by Mohammad Ali Pasha, ruler of Egypt, and founder of the country's last dynasty of Khedives and Kings. The mosque is the Tomb of Mohammad Ali and is also known as the Alabaster Mosque because of the extensive use of this fine material from Beni Suef. Its two slender 270 foot minarets are unusual for Cairo. Just off the courtyard is the vast prayer hall with an Ottoman style dome which is 170 feet above.


Mohamed Ali Mosque

Mohamed Ali Mosque Court

Mohamed Ali Mosque Corridor

Mohamed Ali Mosque details

Mohamed Ali Mosque dome

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