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The Mosque of Ibrahim Terbana
المحافظة : Alexandria Governorate
المنطقة : Hay Al Gomrok
فئة الموقع الاثرى : islamic monuments
نوع الموقع الاثرى : Mosque
عنوان الموقع الاثرى : Hay al Gomrok
البعثة العاملة : Not Found
رقم التليفون : Not Found
رقم الفاكس : Not Found
متاح للزيارة : Yes
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توصيف الموقع الاثري :

This mosque was built by order of haji Ibrahim Ibn Al-haji Obeid Al-Maghraby whose noble origin known by Terbana in 1097 H\1685 AD, he was one of the great and rich merchants of Alexandria.

The mosque is built on the local Ottoman style in Egypt, which is known by Delta Style and from the name it is clear that this style spread in the architecture of the mosques of Northern Egypt. The mosque follows the design of hanging mosques, it consists of two floors; the ground floor contains 12 stores, public fountain, and a storage used as small café, in addition to bathrooms and a wheel that was providing the mosque with water from its cistern. The first floor was used for prayer; it has four façades overlooking the surrounded streets. The main façade (the southwestern one) overlooksFaransa Street, and it has the main entrance. On the top of this recess, there is the foundation tablet of the mosque (tablet no 5), it says" in the name of Allah the most gracious and merciful- The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah- this mosque was built by haji Ibrahim Terbana in 1097" and beside "in the name of Allah" on the top there is the signature" made by Eysa".

On this façade and at the level of the first floor, there are semi-circular arches with rectangular windows inside. Above the windows there are lantern windows covered with wooden lattice work, and all this is surrounded by a band of Islamic decorations and motives.

At the top of the façade, there are floral crestings, there is a stair in this entrance leads to a landing topped by the minaret. At the opposite side there is another stair that leads to the side entrance of the mosque. This minaret is the oldest of the remaining minarets in Alexandria.

 The prayer Iwan takes the rectangular shape and is divided into five porticos by four arcadesparallel to the Qibla wall. These arcadescarry a block ceiling decorated with multicolored floral and geometrical decorations. At the back portico there is the speaking platform and at the middle of theQibla wall there is a concave Mihrab (prayer niche) arched with pointed arch, the Mihrab and the Qibla wall are covered with faience tiles decorated with multicolored floral and geometrical decorations.