Mausoleum of Imam Shafi'i

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There are 4 different centatophs in the mausoleum of Imam Al-Shafi'i 3 of them are wooden. \begin{itemize} \item The cenotaph of Imam Al-Shafi'i himself commissioned by Saladin in the year (1178-1179) and was signed by Ubbayad the Carpenter known as ibn Ma'ali (most probably he is the son of Ma'ali ibn Saleem the carpenter that worked on the minbar of Nureldin in Al-Aqsa ) and the mihrab of Ibrahim Al-Sufli in the citadel of Aleppo and other famous masterpiece made by the Aleppo school of wood joinery that flourished decades earlier in the time of The Zangids in the Levant. \item A small undated centatoph of the family of Abdulhakim, the family that hosted the Imam in Egypt and the original owners of the cemetery where the Imam was buried. \item The cenotaph of Shams the Mother of Sultan Al-Kamel Mohamad the son of Al-Adel Aboubakr the brother of Saladin. Al-Kamel Mohamad her son was the sultan who commissioned the erection of the still existing dome on top of the mausoleum in 1211. \item The cenotaph of Shams Mother of Sultan Al-Kamel. \end{itemize}



Publications referenced:
  1. Vol 2, page 44 (Imam al-Shafi'i, Cairo, Egypt. Side of coffin) of Hasan `Abd-al-Wahhab. Tarikh al-masajid al-athariyah, Cairo, 2 vols in Arabic, 1946. [wahhab] {The History of ancient Egyptian mosques}

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