A Structural Architectural Hosny Othman, shares an update and information on Al – Rifai Mosque _Cairo, Egypt, which is one of the archaeological mosques.
The architects of the Al-Rifai Mosque tried to keep up with the Sultan Hassan mosque next to it in greatness and height, although they encountered some difficulties that were criticized by the archaeologists, which were corrected by Hartz Pasha to become the mosque when it completed one of the finest mosques established in the twentieth century.
The area of the mosque from the inside is 6500 meters, the prayer part of which is 1767 meters, and the rest of the area is allocated for burial sites and accessories.
The mosque has two lighthouses built on round bases, such as the two towers of the Sultan Hassan Mosque. The entrances are tall and are surrounded by stone and marble pillars with their Arabic crowns, and their thresholds are covered with marble and covered with gilded ceilings and ceilings.
On the right side of the door is the tomb of King Fouad I in the western corner of the mosque, which is covered with coloured marble and is surrounded by the tomb of his mother, Princess Ferial. The interior of the door is matched by a room decorated with coloured inscriptions and decorated with marble by the tomb of Sheikh Ali Abi Shabak al-Rifai.
The dome was adorned with gold and colours and decorated with a fine wooden cabin inlaid with age and ebony. And the two tribal sections of the room by the tomb of Sheikh Yahya al-Ansari.
The eastern wall of the local mihrab is surrounded by a fine marble, with two columns of white and green. On the sides of the mosque and in the centre of the mosque were built a row of marble pillars decorated with golden crowns, brought the necessary marble from Beni Suef, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and Belgium, as well as on the side of the mihrab a large minaret filled with tooth and ebony and walnut wood and changed his helmet and Almqrnasat gold, and represents the luxury chair of the Koran, it is made of marble as well as is set on marble columns with gilded inscriptions.
As for the seaside, there were six gates, four of which reached the tombs and two that led to a welcome between those tombs. In the eastern chamber, there are four graves for the sons and daughters of the Khedive Ismail, one for the late Ali Jamal Aldin, the second for Toheida Hanem, the third for Zaynab Hanem and the fourth for the late Ibrahim Hilmi.
This room is topped by a dome with its colours. He arrives at the second dome, which has two tombs, one of which is for Khoshyar Hanim, the mother of Khedive Ismail and the originator of the mosque, and the second for Khedive Ismail.
This dome is followed by the second dome, which includes the tomb of Sultan Hussain Kamel Ibn Khedive Ismail, with a painted ceiling and lacquered marble walls.
Furthermore, these graves were carpeted with fine carpets and hung with copper chandeliers and melancholy, and the chairs of the Koran were placed with silver and silver, and the gilded swords, saucers, and silver candlesticks.