Al-Mujahidiyah Madrasa

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Al-Mujahidiyah Madrasa
المدرسة المجاهدية
Bab al-Faradis district
Damascus, Syria
Type Madrassah
Established 1142
Founder Mujahid al-Din bin Bazan bin Yammin al-Kurdu
Campus Urban
Affiliation Islamic

Al-Mujahidiyah Madrasa (Arabic: المدرسة المجاهدية‎) is a madrasah complex adjacent to Bab al-Faradis in the north quarters of the walled old city of Damascus, Syria. Built in 1141 by Burid governor Mujahid al-Din bin Bazan bin Yammin al-Kurdu.[1]

The madrasa is composed of a courtyard having two iwans situated north and south and a small prayer hall to the south. The courtyard is tiled with black and white stones and has an ablution fountain in middle. Below the eastern wall, three of the Prophet's companions -called al-Sadat- are buried next to Mujahid al-Din, the patron of the madrasa. The prayer hall is accessed through a small doorway topped by an arched window inside the southern iwan, which has and a kufic inscription that gives the patron's name and the madrasa's date of completion. The doorway and the inscription are the only elements remaining of the original madrasa. The prayer hall now has a new mihrab and a new wooden minbar, with no major decorations.

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  1. ^ Mujahidiyya Madrasa Mujahidiyya Madrasa Archnet Digital Library.