• Home / /
  • Projects / /
  • Restoration and development of Al Hussein Mosque

Restoration and development of Al Hussein Mosque - Egypt

Monuments Restoration   ::  Completed Projects   ::  2022  ::  

Client: Board of Directors of Al-Husseini Mosque.
Description: Archaeological buildings.
The mosque was built during the Fatimid era in 549 AH–1154 AD, under the supervision of the Minister Al-Salih Tala’i. The mosque includes 3 doors built of white marble overlooking Khan Al-Khalili and another door next to the dome, known as the Green Gate. The mosque was named by this name, based on the accounts of some Egyptian historians, with the head of Imam Hussein buried in it. The building includes five rows of arches carried on marble columns, and its mihrab is made of small pieces of colored faience instead of marble. It was made in 1303 AH, and next to it is a pulpit made of wood. Adjacent to it are two doors that lead to the dome, and a third leads to the Prophet’s holdings room. The mosque is built of red stone in the Gothic style, while its minaret was built in the style of Ottoman minarets.
The Arab Contractors Company carried out studies, consultations, documentation, and conformity of the mosque and implemented the required works, which are:
·  Restoration and development of the shrine, including flooring work, marble cladding, decoration, treatment and strengthening of plaster windows, and treatment of colored wood lasers.
·  Facade development work included cleaning the facades, restoring the decorative elements by hand carving, restoring and treating the marble decorative elements in the facades, isolating the facades, and lighting them to highlight the decorative elements.
Minarets restoration:
The restoration of the Ayyubid minaret next to the shrine included cleaning, isolation, treatment, and the restoration of the minaret in the facade.
Construction work:
It included the expansion of the women's prayer room inside the mosque, where the foundations were made by dismantling marble, breaking concrete, digging, reinforced concrete bases, and installing the metal structure in addition to the new roof work.
Work inside the courtyard of the mosque:
It included the cleaning work for the stone, restoring, dismantling, and replacing damaged floors, cladding wooden doors, and elevators for people with special needs and the elderly in the women’s prayer room, in addition to electrical work and acoustic systems.
Roofing work:
It included the dismantling of old damaged tiles and ducts, timber consolidation and restoration, and the necessary insulation and treatment work.
Finally, Al Hussein Mosque was restored to its splendor, becoming one of the most important works implemented by the Arab Contractors Company and one of its achievements in the restoration of Islamic mosques.

Monuments Restoration