Cairo , Egypt

Qijmas Al-Ishaqi Mosque

located in the Darb al-Ahmar district

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The Qajmas al-Ishaqi Mosque or Abu Huraiba Mosque, located in the Darb al-Ahmar district, was established in 885 AH by Prince Saif al-Din Qamas al-Ishaqi, one of the Circassian Mamluk princes. (Supervisor of the Sultan's stables) during the reign of King Al-Ashraf Qaitbay.

The builder of the mosque, Prince Seif al-Din Qamas al-Ishaqi al-Zahiri, was not buried in the cemetery that he prepared for himself under the dome in his mosque, but was buried in Sham, where he died in the year 892 AH / 1487 AD, while he was the deputy of the ruler over it. Abu Huraiba, who died in 1268 AH / 1852 AD, and the mosque was known to the public as the Abu Huraiba Mosque in relation to this sheikh.

It is one of the important mosques that was established in the era of Qaytbay, and its importance is limited to the accuracy of the various industries in it, the delicate carpentry and marble works, the diversity of its divisions, the proportionality of its colors, the stone work, the accuracy of engraving in it, the beautiful wooden ceilings and the ingenuity of its engraving and gilding, all of which speak to the high status of these industries in This era of time.

 

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