Found project: Suleiman Pasha Mosque


    Project : Suleiman Pasha Mosque

    Architect : Suleiman Pasha (commissioner)

    Completion: 1528

    Locality : Cairo

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ottoman architecture

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    Description :

    “Sulayman Pasha’s mosque is the first mosque founded in Cairo after the Ottoman conquest, but not the first religious foundation. It was preceded by the Takiyyat Ibrahim al-Kulshani, which was completed in 1524. The mosque is located in the northern enclosure of the Citadel, which was at that time occupied by the Janissary corps of the Ottoman army. The provision that the shaykh [religious official] of the mosque must be Turkish indicates its dedication to this corps.”

    Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, Islamic architecture in Cairo: An introduction, The American University in Cairo Press, 1998, p. 158

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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