Madrasa al-Saqraqiyya (Tripoli)

Facing the Madrasa al-Khātūniyya, Tripoli (Lebanon).

Founded as a mosque but known today as a madrasa.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on February 2019

One emblem on the lintels of each pair of windows of the facade.

بسمله … وقف الجناب الكريم السيفي آقطرق الحاجب هذا المكان المبارك مسجدًا لله تعالى وتربةً للدفن الخ

… His Honorable Excellency, Sayf al-Dīn Āqṭuraq, the chamberlain piously founded this blessed spot as a mosque for God the Exalted and as a mausoleum for burial.

Possible dating: before or in 760/1359

Close-ups of the emblems:

To Āqṭuraq’s page

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