Delegation of Sudanese trainees at the International Endowments Academy to train, qualify imams, preachers visits Salah al-Din Citadel



Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 01:29 GMT


Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 01:29 GMT

Part of the Sudanese delegation of trainees - Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities

Part of the Sudanese delegation of trainees - Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities

CAIRO – 30 December 2020: On December 29, the Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Qayoubi received a delegation of Sudanese trainees, to attend the training course at the International Endowments Academy to train and qualify imams and preachers.


They were accompanied during the tour by Director General of the Citadel Antiquities area Mohamed Abdullah, where the delegation listened to a detailed explanation of the history of the citadel’s construction, military architecture and the artifacts of the Police Museum, which reviews the history of the Egyptian police, the weapons used by the police throughout the ages and the most prominent crimes and weapons used in them.


The delegation also saw the uniforms worn by the Egyptian police and they visited the Mohammad Ali Mosque.


Rania Al-Shewi, explained that the members of the delegation expressed their admiration for the Islamic architecture and civilization, and their overwhelming happiness due to visiting the Mohammad Ali Mosque, which is one of the most important mosques in Egypt.


They were keen to remember their visit by taking memorial photos in the Panorama area, praising all the precautions and precautionary measures taken by the ministry during the visit.


It is worth noting that the Citadel of Salah al-Din is one of the most prominent archaeological and tourist attractions in Cairo, as it contains many archaeological facilities and buildings dating back to different historical periods, including the Yusuf Well, the Nasser Mohammad Ibn Qalawun Mosque, the Solomon Pasha al-Khadim Mosque (Sariyah al-Jabal), the Mohammad Ali Pasha Mosque, the torture house, the archives house, the Haram palace (the Military Museum), the Al-Jawhara Palace and the Serail of Justice, and the Ahmed Ketkhda Al-Azab Mosque.


Sultan Salah al-Din al-Qayoubi began building it in 572 AH to be the place of his rule, and he entrusted the construction of it to Baha al-Din Qaraqush al-Asadi, who was very keen on building it and dug inside it the famous Yusef’s Well to provide a permanent source of water in it.


Salah al-Din al-Qayoubi died in the year 589 AH, and the construction of the castle was not completed. Construction was finished by Sultan al-Kamil Mohammad, his nephew, who was the first to inhabit it in the early 7th century AH / 13 AD.




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