Ibn Tulun Mosque



Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque is one of the most important and oldest Islamic monuments in Egypt and was built 1142 years ago. It includes the first spiral minaret that was erected in the sky of Egypt. It is also considered one of the hanging mosques that are built on a rocky peak called "Shukr" on Mokattam Mountain.


Ibn Tulun Mosque 

The 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 on Cairo Day Tours.

The arches which covered the courtyard are decorated with elegantly carved concrete, the first time used in Cairo. 

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

The minaret 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.

Islamic Cairo

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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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There have been various reforms in modern times, including important reairs in 1999 that included the concrete of the courtyard and the polishing and re-covering of the fountain with black marble panels.

Tours to Egypt usually have an Islamic Cairo tour that you can enjoy from our variety of tours from Cairo.