The Hanging Mosque In Al FayoumThe Hanging Mosque
The mosque was named hanging mosque “ Al-Moallaq” because it was built on shops. It dates back to the Othman period. Modelled after the Mamluqi Mosques and built by Prince Soliman Ibn Hatem in 966 AH during the Othman period, the hanging mosque, locally called Al-Moallaq, is a beautiful building sited on a plateau. It is accessible from the side of the city’s major canal, Bahr Yusuf.