Mashhad of Sayyida Ruqayya
The Mashhad of Sayyida Ruqayya also known as Mashhad al-Sayyidah Ruqayya, Sayyida Ruqayya Mashhad, and Ruqayya Mashhad, is a 12th-century religious shrine in the city of Cairo, Egypt. The structure was built in 1133 as a memorial to Ruqayya, an 'Alid saint who was related to the Prophet by marriage, her mother being one of the wives of the Caliph who married the Prophet's daughter Fatimah.
The structure, which was built over the grave of Ruqayya, has notable Fatimid architecture. Among other features, the mashhad has a central mihrab with exceptionally fine stucco decoration. This mihrab is of a similar design to the main entrance gate of the al-Aqmar Mosque. The overall layout of this Mashhad is similar to that of the Mashhad of Al-Juyushi.
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