Aybaki Mosque

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Al-Aybaki Mosque
Aybaki Mosque is located in Gaza Strip
Aybaki Mosque
Location within Gaza
Basic information
Location Gaza Strip al-Tuffah, Gaza, Gaza Strip
Geographic coordinates 31°30′30″N 34°28′07″E / 31.508349°N 34.468601°E / 31.508349; 34.468601Coordinates: 31°30′30″N 34°28′07″E / 31.508349°N 34.468601°E / 31.508349; 34.468601
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Mamluk
Completed Late 13th-century

Al-Aybaki Mosque (also referred to as the Mosque of Sheikh Abdullah al-Aybaki, Arabic transliteration: Jami ash-Shaykh 'Abdallah al-Aybaki) is a historic mosque situated in the al-Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City. Built by the Mamluks in the late 13th-century, the mosque is named after Sheikh Abdullah al-Aybaki, a Muslim religious leader.[1] According to his nisba "Aybaki", Sheikh Abdullah was a mamluk or relative of Izz al-Din Aybak, the first Mamluk sultan of Egypt. Sheikh Abdullah's son Sheikh Iyad was buried nearby at the Sayed al-Hashim Mosque in al-Daraj while his other son Ahmad al-Aybaki, a local saintly person, was buried in a sanctuary called al-Mazar ash-Sheikh Aybak.[2]


  1. ^ Shahin, 2005, p. 438.
  2. ^ Sharon, 2009, pp. 31, 35