Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar Mosque
|Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar Mosque|
مسجد جمال الدين يوسف الاستادار
Qibla-Wall of Amir Jamal al-Din al-Ustadar Mosque
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.
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.
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.
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