|The Mosque of Muhammad Ali also called the Alabaster Mosque or Blue Mosque is located in the Citadel. It was designed in a Ottoman Turkish style and purposely made taller than would be allowed by the Sultan as a sign of defiance to their former overlords.
Work started on the Citadel at the time of the crusades by Salah al-Din.
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|Looking across the city of the dead toward the Citadel and Mosque of Muhammad Ali||Designed strikingly similar to the Yeni mosque, in a sign of defiance to Ottomans, the two minarets are each 1 foot higher than that allowed by their former overlords||The Citadel itself contains two other mosques and various other buildings|
|Work on the Citadel started some 1176AD at the time of the crusades by Salah al-Din||Twelve towers were erected and joined by high walls to fortify the city of Cairo and Fustat together|
|The Mosque of Muhammad Ali stands atop of the Citadel overlooking the city below||Like all Islamic art this window is made of geometric patterns and calligraphy, as images of God's creations are not worthy for a place of God||The ablutions fountain feed by the aqueduct provided water to the citadel|
|In the courtyard is the clock given by Louis Philippe in exchange for one of the obelisks from Luxor temple. The clock has never worked||Here we look up at the interior of the central dome and its surrounding four small and four semicircular domes. The names of the four Prophets are inscribed corners||The first of two pulpits in the mosque. The second larger one is coloured green (*)|
|(# - Image supplied by Don Anderson)||a view of the chandelier and the two pulpits (#)||(* - Image borrowed with permission from Ed Parlock)|