The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hasan lies in Maydan El-Qalaa. It was established by Sultan Hasan who assumed power at the age of 13 and ruled the country for 12 years. His character was very weak and his decisions were usually affected by the group of powerful Emirs including Emir Taz, Shaykhu, and Sarghatmish who were surrounding and manipulating him. The construction of the mosque completed after the murder of Sultan Hasan in 1361 who died in mysterious conditions and his body was not found.
The Building was used as a shelter for some belligerent parties through out the history of Egypt and this led to the destruction of some parts of it like what happened between the dissident Emirs and Sultan Barquq in 1391. One of the Minarets of the mosque was destroyed in 1360 killing a huge num...Read More