Maʿarrat al-Nuʿman: Architects

Date: 1199

Two constructions, the minaret of the Congregational Mosque and a Shafiʿi madrasa (religious school) are attributed to Qahir b. ʿAli b. Qanit, and architect working for the Ayyubid ruler of Hama, al-Malik al-Mansur Muhammad I. Both buildings are dated to 595/1199. See also: Stone-cutter; Mason; Carpenter.

Citation: Mayer, Leo Ary, Islamic Architects and their Works (Geneva: Albert Kundig, 1956), p. 113.

Maʿarrat al-Nuʿman: Architects

Date: Mid to late fourteenth century

The construction of a domed building in the town is attributed in an inscription to the ustādh (master), ʿAbdan, together with one ʿAli. The work was finished by the former’s son, Badran with the same ʿAli. It has been suggested that this building was a mausoleum of a man named ʿUmar, who came from the town and died there in 1349. See also: Stone-cutter; Mason; Carpenter.

Citation: Mayer, Leo Ary, Islamic Architects and their Works (Geneva: Albert Kundig, 1956), p. 34.