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The Life of Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh, His Mosque and Unique Inscriptions

25Nov2020
  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • College of Islamic Studies
  • Webex Events
The Life of Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh, His Mosque and Unique Inscriptions

This lecture will discuss the exciting life and career of the Mamluk Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh, who ruled over Egypt and Bilad al-Sham, in the early 15th century. He had an active role during the reigns of his predecessors before eventually taking over the throne.  

Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh built a magnificent religious and funerary complex behind Bab Zuwayla, the south gate of Cairo. The lecture will discuss its architecture, decoration, and the unique inscriptions of its qibla wall.

Moderator:

Suzanne Ghadanfar, 
Research Fellow, 
MS Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanism, College of Islamic Studies 

Speakers: 

Dr. M. Tarek Swelim, 
Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, 
College of Islamic Studies

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