Al-Saffahiyah Mosque

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Saffahiyah Mosque
جامع السفاحية
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Al-Saffahiyah mosque
Al-Saffahiyah Mosque is located in Aleppo
Al-Saffahiyah Mosque
Location within Aleppo
Basic information
Location Syria Aleppo, Syria
Geographic coordinates 36°11′49″N 37°09′38″E / 36.196944°N 37.160694°E / 36.196944; 37.160694Coordinates: 36°11′49″N 37°09′38″E / 36.196944°N 37.160694°E / 36.196944; 37.160694
Affiliation Islam
Region Levant
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Mamluk
Completed 1425
Specifications
Minaret(s) 1
Materials Stone

The Al-Saffahiyah Mosque (Arabic: جامع السفاحية‎) is a mosque in Aleppo, located to the south-west of the Citadel, at "Al-Jalloum" district of the ancient city, to the east of Al-Shibani Church-School. The mosque was built in 1425 under the patronage of Ahmed bin Saleh bin Al-Saffah on the ruins of an old mill, during the Mamluk period.[1]

The mosque is marked with its single octagonal minaret over the entrance, decorated with the fine carvings of the Mamluk-era architecture.

The mosque was partially renovated in 1925.

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