Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali Who built it?

It designed by The architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came

especially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler

of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. During his reign, considerable

changes in various aspects of political, social, and economic life occurred.

This period is now known as the beginning of the Egyptian renaissance.

Why did it build?

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

This mosque built for praying and for Mohamed Ali to be buried in. Mohamed Ali

buried in the tomb situated on the southeast side of Beit Al Salah,

to the right-hand side of the entrance which leads to the main section.

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

The plan of this mosque made according to the model of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.

The Mohamed Ali Mosque also called the Alabaster Mosque because of the shining

marble which covers its inner and outer walls. The mosque  rectangular in

shape and it consists of two sections: The Eastern Section, the main section

( Beit al-Salah ) and the Western Section or the courtyard (the Sahn).

The Eastern section the part that dedicated to the prayer also includes

Mohamed Ali’s Tomb, while the Western section is a large open courtyard

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

of about 177 feet in length and 173 feet in width.

The plan of this mosque made according to the model of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.

The Mohamed Ali Mosque is also called the Alabaster Mosque because of the shining

marble which covers its inner and outer walls. The mosque  rectangular in

shape and it consists of two sections: The Eastern Section, the main section

( Beit al-Salah ) and the Western Section or the courtyard (the Sahn).

The Eastern section  the part that is dedicated to the prayer also includes

Mohamed Ali’s Tomb, while the Western section is a large open courtyard

of about 177 feet in length and 173 feet in width.