Jami' al-Rumi
Aleppo, Syria

The Mosque known today as Jami’ al-Rumi is located in the Sahat Bizza neighborhood of Aleppo within the Saffahiyya Quarter, south of the citadel and east of Bab Qinnasrin. It is also known as the Mosque of Mankalibugha (Jami’ Mankalibugha) after the Mamluk governor of Aleppo who commissioned its construction. A foundation inscription  in 1367/ 769 AH.

The Mosque is known for its minaret, which rises from a square base surmounted by an octagonal foot. The shaft of the minaret is round. A large muqarnas-vaulted portal serves as the mosque’s main entryway, leading onto a central courtyard.


Sources:

Herzfeld, Ernst. Matériaux Pour Un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum. Part 2: Syrie Du Nord. Inscriptions et Monuments d’Alep, vol. 1, pt. 2, pp. 344–45. 2 vols. in 3 parts. Cairo: Institut Français d’archéologie orientale, 1954-1956.

Al-Homsi, Fayez. Old Aleppo, 38. Damascus: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Publishing, 1983.

Meinecke, Michael. Die Mamlukische Architektur in Ägypten und Syrien (648/1250 bis 923/1517), 1:68, 2:236. 2 vols. Glückstadt: Verlag J. J. Augustin, 1992.

Location
Aleppo, Syria
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Associated Names
Events
1366-67/768 AH
Style Periods
1250-1517
Variant Names
جامع الرومي
Jami' al-Rumi
Transliterated
Rumi Mosque
Translated
جامع منكلي بغا الشمسي
Alternate
Jami' Mankalibugha al-Shamsi
Transliterated
Building Usages
mosque
religious