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Mohamed Ali Mosque (1848)*

Artist/Designer: Yusuf Bushnaq

Project Location: Cairo, Egypt

Figure 1: Yusuf Bushnaq, Muhammad Ali Mosque. Source: Jonathan Paulson, Cairo - Majestical Green Interior of Muhammad Ali Mosque. 2013, Digital Image. ( Source )


Primary Material(s):
Stone, Plaster, Brick

Religious Building

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
19th Century

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print-

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. 2009. Islamic architecture in Cairo: An Introduction. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2009.

Dobrowolski, Jarosław. 2001. The Living Stones of Cairo. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2001.

Ibrahim, Laila ʻAli, and Doris Behrens-Abouseif. 2000. The Cairo Heritage: Essays in Honor of Laila Ali Ibrahim. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2000.

Building Address
Al Abageyah, Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Significant Dates

Commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848
Completed in reign of Said Pasha in 1857
Tomb of Muhammad Ali Pasha transferred in 1857
Restorations began in 1899
Complete Restoration ordered by King Faus in 1931
Restoration finalized under King Farouk in 1939

Islamic Architecture, Egyptian Architecture, Religious Building, Islam, Cairo, Egypt, Limestone

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