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The shrine is named after Sayyida Ruqayya, the daughter of Ibn Abi Talib, a Caliph. Today, the shrine is still being used to make vows and pray to Sayyida for divine intercession, and Sayyida is seen as a patron saint of the city. The building was…

The Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun was built by al-Nasir Muhammad in 1318. The mosque is a massive rectangular building that is possibly on the site of a previous Ayyubid mosque, creating a dialogue of who is the victor between the…
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