Sabil of Abdelrahman Katkhuda



Sabil of Abdelrahman Katkhuda is not just a historical place only, this is a symbol of giving the historical spirit to Egypt, enjoy walking in the oldest streets of Egypt.


The Sabil of Abdelrahman Katkhuda was designed by the Egyptian engineer "Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda" in 1744 AD.

The building has three sides. It consists of two halves, the southern part, with two floors. The ceiling of the al-Sabeel room is made of wood with colorful decorations based on star-shaped plates. Behind the three stone, wretches is a passage with a wooden roof with previous decorations and this one has three facades, each of which is a wood wretch consisting of five semicircles resting on wooden poles Beneath the three wooden facades is a veil of wood topped by a row of wretches.

Above the Sabil was a school dedicated to teaching the Noble Qur’an and the Sunnah to Muslim children and orphans. Above the entrance door is the entrance consisting of verses and the name of the founder. There is also a square space inside in which the names of the "Sleepers in the Cave" are carved and encircled.

The most important feature of the Sabil's walls and the magnificent assemblies of Ottoman tiles is that it includes a ceramic panel representing the honorable Kaaba.
The Sabil and Kitab "Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda" is one of the most important landmarks in Al-Muizz Street (Cairo), considered the jewel of Ottoman architecture, built in a style that blends Ottoman and Mamluk architecture.

El Moez Street

El Moez Street

 

As for the book, its location is above its path, and it is accessed through the staircase in front of the courtyard. It consists of a square area for each of its southeastern, western, and northwestern sides, three niches with one batten on each side, and they rest on three marble columns.

The Sabil room consists of a square area containing three entrances on each of its southeastern, southwestern, and northwestern sides, with a Sabil on each side knotted with a semi-circular arch. In each entry, there are cast copper Sabil nets with a rectangular marble basin window netting, covering the walls of the Sabil with Ottoman ceramic tiles.

The entrance to the Sabil is located in the facade overlooking the side street and occupies the eastern corner of the southeastern facade.

You can visit Sabil and Kuttab of Abdel Rahman Katkhuda in the oldest street that contains the most charming and beautiful places in Egypt "Al-Moez Street", you can see

 

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