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Encyclopedia > Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Ibn Tulun Mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt. The mosque construction started in 876 AD by Ahmad ibn Tulun 868-884 and was completed in 879 AD, the mosque became the focal point of the Tulunid capital that lasted for twenty six years. Ahmad Ibn Tulun is the son of a Turkish military slave Tulun who had been sent from Bukhara as tribute to the Abbasid court at Samarra, and the one who founded the Tulunid rule in Egypt. Although technically in Giza, The Great Pyramids have become a symbol of Cairo internationally Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة; romanized: al-Qāhirah) is the capital city of Egypt and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15. ... Events Seiwa is succeeded by Yozei as emperor of Japan. ... Events 11 May: Printing of The Diamond Sutra, the oldest dated printed book. ... Events May 15 - Pope Marinus I dies. ... Events Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona, founded the benedictine monastery at Ripoll. ... Bukhara (بُخارا in Persian, Buxoro or Бухоро in Uzbek (the Cyrillic alphabet was officially phased out for Uzbek after independence); Бухара in Russian; also Boxara in Tatar) is one of the major cities of Uzbekistan, and capital of the Bukhara region (Bukhoro Wiloyati). ... Abbasid provinces during the caliphate of Harun al-Rashid Abbasid was the dynastic name generally given to the caliphs of Baghdad, the second of the two great Sunni dynasties of the Muslim empire, that overthrew the Umayyid caliphs. ... The two Shiite mosques in Samarra A soldier descends a Minaret in Samarra, Iraq. ...


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  • Egypt - Ahmad ibn Tulun, Tulunid Emir of Egypt (868-884)

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See also

There is much more to Muslim history than military and political history; this particular chronology is almost entirely of military and political history. ... Islamic architecture is the entire range of architecture that has evolved from Islam as a social, cultural, political and religious phenomenon. ... From Foundation to the Umayyad Mediums of Islamic art Islamic art throughout history has been mainly abstract and decorative, portraying geometric, floral, Arabesque, and calligraphic designs. ... List of famous mosques throughout the world: Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem Al-Azhar, the great mosque of Cairo, Egypt, whose university is the foremost school of Sunni Islam Al-Hakim Mosque, one of the largest Fatimid mosques in Cairo, Egypt Al-Rahma Mosque in Liverpool, England Ar-Rifaye Mosque...

External links

  • The Ibn Tulun Mosque Architectural review
  • Tulunids Dynasty Arabized Turkish Dynasty
  • Mamluks Dynasty Military slave dynasty

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Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun (1302 words)
The mosque of Ibn Tulun, the largest and second oldest in Cairo, was built between 876 and 879.
Ibn Tulun was, until recently, the oldest mosque in the city preserved in its original condition.
Ibn Tulun employed a Christian architect (probably from Samarra, the new caliphal capital sixty miles north of Baghdad) and spent 120,000 gold dinars building his mosque, money he had on hand since he was no longer paying tribute to the caliph in Iraq.
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