Khanqah al-Yunusiyya
Damascus, Syria
This khanqah is named after the mamluk amir Yunus al-Dawadar who commissioned the building in 1382-3/784 AH. The building is mistakenly referred to colloquially as the Masjid al-Tawusiyya, after another khanqah that once stood nearby. The ministry of awqaf heavily restored the building in 1932/1350 AH and it was restored again in 1978-1981. Only part of the facade is original to the Mamluk strucutre.1 


Notes:

  1. "Masjid al-Tawusiyya." al-Masajid al-Athariyya, Mudiriyyat al-Awqaf Dimashq, published 9 October 2012. http://awqaf-damas.com/?page=show_det&category_id=137&id=1515&lang=ar 

Sources:

Sack, Dorothee. Damaskus: Entwicklung und Struktur einer orientalisch-islamischen Stadt, 106 (Cat. 3.73). Mainz am Rhein: P. von Zabern, 1989.

Meinecke, Michael. Die Mamlukische Architektur in Ägypten Und Syrien (658/1250 Bis 923/1517), 2:266 (Cat. 25A/1). 2 vols. Glückstadt: J. J. Augustin, 1992.
Location
Port Said, Damascus, Syria
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Events
1382-1383/784 AH
Style Periods
1250-1517
Variant Names
Khanqah al-Yunusiyya
الخنقاه اليونسية
Original
al-Khanqah al-Yunusiyya
Transliterated
al-Khanqah al-Yunusiyah
Alternate transliteration
Yunusiyya Khanqah
Translated
Building Usages
khanqah
religious