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EGP 3 Million Allocated to Restore Cairo's Sultan Abu al-'Ila Mosque

The mosque has not undergone restoration since the late 1800s.

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EGP 3 Million Allocated to Restore Cairo's Sultan Abu al-'Ila Mosque

Sultan Abu al-'Ila Mosque, one of Islamic Cairo’s longest standing monuments, will undergo restoration - for the first time since the era of Sultan Fuad during the late 1800s - with EGP three million. The allocated funds are courtesy of the Ministry of Endowment, despite the project being overseen by the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities. 

The Sultan Abu al-'Ila Mosque is renowned for its architectural splendour; standing on 23 elegant columns crafted from pristine white marble, creating an impressive foundation. The platform, a true work of art, is constructed using Indian teak, adding to the mosque's grandeur. The roof is adorned with intricate gold leaf detailing and exquisite embellishments. Upon stepping inside, visitors are greeted by walls and domes adorned with vibrant Islamic inscriptions, showcasing the rich artistic heritage of the region. The exterior dome, typical of the Mamluk era, is skillfully crafted from stone, reflecting the architectural style of the time.

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