Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque



Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque is one of the oldest Islamic monuments in Egypt and was built in 879. It has the first spiral minaret that was erected in the sky of Egypt and is considered one of the hanging mosques that are built on a rocky peak called "Shukr" on Mokattam Mountain.


Ibn Tulun Mosque 

Mosque of Ibn Tulun covers an area of 26,318 sq m and is surrounded by a wall, it is considered to be the third-largest in the world but it is not a very common sight of many things to do in Cairo to be visited in Cairo Day Tours.

Ibn Tulun Mosque

The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun arches which covered the courtyard are decorated with elegantly carved concrete, the first time used in Cairo. 

The minaret, is the only one of its kind in Egypt, like the minaret of Samarra, with a spiral staircase around the outside. Andalusian imitation was brought to Egypt.

The minaret of Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque can be reached from the external passage. From the small compartment located on the top, you can enjoy an excellent view of the mosque below, as well as a panorama that goes from the minarets of the Sultan Hassan Mosque to the beautiful view of the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali in the citadel.

Sultan Hassan Mosque

Sultan Hassan Mosque

 

Islamic Cairo

The mosque and many other architectural achievements of the Muslims in Cairo can be done during one of Egypt's Luxury tours that allows you to stay at the most outstanding hotels and Nile cruises or if you are traveling with a small amount of money and would like to save your time and expenses you can check our wide variety of Egypt cheap budget tours packages, if you have been on an accident and suffer from a physical injury don't ever worry because our professional operators customized a collection of Egypt wheelchair accessible tours packages that use all the accessible vehicles and different facilities for disabled people which is one of the main categories of our Egypt classic tours.

Ahmad Ibn Tulun started to build this mosque from 870 to 879 AD to provide his collections. It is considered to be the third congregational mosque to be built in Cairo and the oldest mosque in Egypt that has survived mostly in its original form.

The son of a Turkish laborer ( Ibn Tulun) of Mongol origins owned by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mamun. From these origins he gets his great power, founding the Tulunid Dynasty (868-905 AD) of Egypt.

Ibn Tulun founded a new city called al-Qatai' after becoming the ruler of Egypt. Many biblical legends were connected to this hill: it was said to be the arrival site of Noah's Ark, the area where Moses saw Pharaoh's sorcerers, and near the place where Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac.

In the 12th century, it was used as a shelter by pilgrims, which caused some damage. The Mosque was first restored by Mamluk Sultan Lajin in 1296. Lajin. This renovation involved the rebuilding of the famously individual minaret.

 

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