Madrasa of Aljāy al-Yūsufī (Cairo)

Located in Suq al-Silah (a few meters away from the palace of emir Manjak), Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

One emblem above the entrance gate.


بسمله … امر بإنشاء هذا الجامع والمدرسة المباركة المقر الأشرف الجاي أتابك العساكر المنصورة الملكي الأشرفي غفر الله له واجميع المسلمين بتأريخ شهر رجب سنة أربع وسبعين وسبعمائة

In the name of the most merciful God. Ordered to construct this Mosque and blessed school His Most Noble Excellency Aljāy, Commander-in-Chief of the victorious armies, (officer) of al-Malik al-Ashraf, may God forgive him and all Muslims. In the month of Rajab 774 (January 1373).

Possible dating: 774/1373

Close-up of the emblem:

To Aljāy al-Yūsufī’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 7). Madrasa of Aljāy al-Yūsufī (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

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