Sheikhu Mosque and Khanqa

Sheikhu Mosque

The Sheikhu Mosque and khanqa were built between 1349 and 1355 by Emir Sheikhu. They stand opposite each other and are absent of any decoration. This absence just amplifies the strength of the architecture. The mosque has the characteristics of a mosque with iwan and a mosque with porticoes. It has to iwan that have porticoes and a central courtyard that is open to the sky. In the khanqa is the Emir Abdallah Sabil-Kuttab that was built in 1719. Another sabil-kuttab from the 19th century called the Umm Abbas Sabil-Kuttab, replaced the Sheikhu sabil. The Umm Abbas was built by the mother of the khedive Abbas.