Masjid al-Shaykh Mutahhar
Cairo, Egypt
This building stands on the northwest corner of the intersection of Sharia al-Muski and Sharia al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah in Al-Azhar Square. The lunette of tiles over the door, the minaret above the entrance, and the sabil-kuttab belong to a structure built here by 'Abd al-Rahman Katkhunda in the eighteenth century. They front a much older structure that has undergone so many restorations its real identity can only be speculated upon. This lovely fountain-school is virtually identical with a twin whose main features are fully described farther up the street.

Source:

Williams, Caroline. 2002. Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide. Cairo: American University of Cairo Press, 161.
Location
Taqau' Shari' al-Muski wa-al-Nahasin, Shari' al-Mu'izz l-Din Allah, Cairo, Egypt
Associated Names
Events
1744/1157 AH
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Masjid al-Shaykh Mutahhar
Shaykh Mutahhar Mosque
Variant
Mosque-Sabil-Kuttab of Shaykh Mutahhar
Variant
Masjid wa-Sabil wa-Kuttab al-al-Shaykh Mutahhar
Variant
Mosque and Sabil-Kuttab al-Shaykh Mutahhar
Variant
Building Usages
mosque
religious
madrasa
educational