Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar Mosque

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Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar Mosque
مسجد جمال الدين يوسف الاستادار
Qibla-Wall of Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar Mosque
LocationCairo, Egypt
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleIslamic

Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar Mosque (Arabic: مسجد جمال الدين يوسف الاستادار‎) is a historic mosque in the city of Cairo. It is located inside the Islamic Cairo, facing the Al-Tambakshiya Street to the north and the Habas al-Rahb Street to the southeast.[1]


The mosque was built in 1407 by and dedicated to Emir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar, who served under the Burji Mamluk Sultan An-Nasir Faraj. The main purpose of the building is madrasa which taught all four Islamic schools of jurisprudence. It had been undergoing renovation which completed in 2001.[1][2][3]

Architectural style of the mosque is greatly influenced by the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq. Although Jamal al-Din was an influential patron of many of the architectures during his era, his career was tumultuous and he was not mourned after his execution by Sultan An-Nasir. At the same time, the Sultan had attempted to tear down this mosque, but it was prevented by the qadi by erasing the name of Jamal al-Din from the mosque.[3]



  1. ^ a b مدرسة الاستادار بالجمالية‏..‏ تتجمل‏!. Ahram. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  2. ^ جديدمسجد جمال الدين الاستادار. Ahram. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Masjid Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar. Archnet. Retrieved January 12, 2018.


  • Jarrar, Sabri, András Riedlmayer, and Jeffrey B. Spurr. Resources for the Study of Islamic Architecture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, 1994.