Sultan Barquk Mosque

A beautiful archaeological place that speaks of the fragrance of history and the grandeur of architectural art. In the year 813 AH, his brother, King Al-Mansur Abdul Aziz, participated in some complementary works when he became king for a short period in the year 808 AH. This venerable building provided religious and charitable purposes that were not available in any other archaeological building. In addition to being Sufi suffocation, it included a spacious mosque, two soils for the Barquq family, two paths, and two books for teaching the Holy Qur’an.

This mosque was built on the system of schools with orthogonal planning, as it consists of an open courtyard surrounded by four iwans. The two side sections are decorated with two rows of huge columns, and the walls of this iwan are covered with a colorful marble apron, in the middle of it is a delicate marble mihrab inlaid with lobes of mother of pearl. The ninth Hijri mid-fifteenth century CE. 

As for the other three iwans, they are covered by vaults, the largest of which is the western opposite of the qibla iwan. Its vaults are built of red and white stone in a beautiful decorative form. These iwans are surrounded by opposite doors, the eastern one of which leads to a corridor that leads to the hall of the public entrance to the mosque, and the second eastern one opposite it leads to the dome.

The faces of the iwans overlooking the courtyard end from the top with a style written with Quranic verses at the end of the completion date of the construction of this mosque in 788 AH, and they are crowned by leafy balconies. In the middle of the court is a fountain topped by a dome mounted on marble columns, written in the style that surrounds its bloating, that it was renovated in the year 1310 AH = 1892 AD, and its floor is furnished with white marble interspersed with circles and bands of black marble.

As the engineer mastered the beautification of the qibla iwan, he excelled in the decoration and decoration of the mausoleum, covering its walls with a beautiful brocade of colored marble, in the middle of the eastern side of which is a mihrab made of colored marble, and on top of it is a lintel written in gold with the name of plum and its titles and the date of the void in the year 788 AH. In the beautification of the dome that covers the mausoleum, the stalactites decorated its corners with exquisite inscriptions, and at its neck opened windows made of hollow plaster localized with a colored glass surrounded by gilded inscriptions.

As for the doors of the mosque, the shutters of the outer door were covered with copper plates with ornate geometric partitions, like the doors of the Sultan Hassan Mosque, Qalawun, and others. With decorative shapes surrounded by four hollow copper corners, the top and the bottom are two copper buttons with the name of the builder and the date of construction written on it.

Sultan Hassan Complex

Sultan Hassan Complex


As for the destination, it is divided into rows that end with muqarnas, with two rows of windows inside. The upper row of them is windows made of hollow wood instead of hollow plaster. As mentioned the Almas Mosque, is one of the very few examples that we see in Mamluk mosques.

The destination is crowned by lush balconies and runs along its entire length in a style inscribed with engravings in the stone, the name of King Barquq, and the date of the void in the year 788 AH. Octagonal layers, the middle layer of which is decorated with marble coverings, stand next to the dome lighthouse. It is simple from the outside, only three rows of muqarnas surround it from below.

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