Historical Introduction: It was built by Saladin in 571 AH/1183 AD under the supervision of his own vizier Baha‘ al-Din Qaraqush. Saladin whose real name was Salah aI-Din Yusuf was a Kurdish officer and a great Muslim leader. He was born into a prominent Kurdish family. Saladin spent his youth in Damascus; where his main […]

It is also known as the alabaster mosque because the whole mosque supposed to be covered with alabaster. It was built by Muhammad Ali; he was an Albanian officer who was appointed to be the viceroy of Egypt. He founded his own dynasty and he was the founder of modern Egypt. He began the construction […]

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