Going to Sultan Hassan Mosque from Muhammad Ali mosque.
The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk (Military of the slave social position native place in the Islam) era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo.
The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is regarded as the finest piece of early-Mamluk architecture era in Cairo, an age of architectural splendour.
This mosque which was built from 1356 through 1363 by the mandate of sultan Hasan. Contrary to the magnificent appearance, the process until completion was really full of disturbance, and it had tragedy such as the sultan being killed just before completion.
The story has that the construction of this complex was boring and was a process of the tragedy. In fact, it was built between 1356 and 1363 by the Sultan Hassan who was murdered shortly before the mosque was completed.
Sultan Hassan’s madrassa-mosque was built out of huge blocks of stone. Due to its tremendous height, this mosque soon became a symbol of the culmination of all the architectural power developed throughout a century of Mamluk rule.
When arriving to the mosque, your eyes will be immediately drawn upward into the blue sky. And as you lower your head, you will witness the most amazingly patterned mosaic-paved courtyard, unprecedented in Cairo. Only a glimpse of the splendour you’ll gaze at inside.
Interestingly, after his assassination, Sultan Hasan’s body was hidden and never found; the mosque never served its purpose.