The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha is locted inside the Cairo Citadel - here it is seen from the lower courtyard

The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha is locted inside the Cairo Citadel - here it is seen from the lower courtyard

Exterior of the Mohammad Ali Mosque - it was built between 1830 and 1848

Exterior of the Mohammad Ali Mosque - it was built between 1830 and 1848

This mosque was built in Ottoman style and its architect was Yusuf Bushnak and he modelled it on the Yeni Mosque in Istanbul

This mosque was built in Ottoman style and its architect was Yusuf Bushnak and he modelled it on the Yeni Mosque in Istanbul

Central courtyard of the mosque - in the middle is the ablution fountain

Central courtyard of the mosque - in the middle is the ablution fountain

Arabic inscription on one of the walls of the ablution area fountain

Arabic inscription on one of the walls of the ablution area fountain

Top of the Turkish Baroque ablutions fountain

Top of the Turkish Baroque ablutions fountain

Colourful interior of the ablution area

Colourful interior of the ablution area

It looks that this shaft was used to pull out from the reservoir and use it for the ablution

It looks that this shaft was used to pull out from the reservoir and use it for the ablution

The clock tower of the mosque but now it is in ruins - this was a gift from Louis Philippe of France to Muhammad Ali

The clock tower of the mosque but now it is in ruins - this was a gift from Louis Philippe of France to Muhammad Ali

Sometimes this mosque is called the Alabaster Mosque due to the heavy use of the stone on its exterior

Sometimes this mosque is called the Alabaster Mosque due to the heavy use of the stone on its exterior

Arches of the central courtyard - this mosque is also called the Qila Mosque (the Mosque of the Citadel)

Arches of the central courtyard - this mosque is also called the Qila Mosque (the Mosque of the Citadel)

Interior of the Muhammad ALi Mosque

Interior of the Muhammad ALi Mosque

The cupola of the mosque - it is surrounded by four small and four semicircular domes

The cupola of the mosque - it is surrounded by four small and four semicircular domes

Stained glass is used above one of the doors

Stained glass is used above one of the doors

Decorative details of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Decorative details of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Pasha is buried inside the mosque

Muhammad Ali Pasha is buried inside the mosque

A close look at the grave of Muhammad Ali Pasha who died in 1849

A close look at the grave of Muhammad Ali Pasha who died in 1849

Inside of the mosque - it resembles to that of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Inside of the mosque - it resembles to that of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Lights hanging from the ceiling

Lights hanging from the ceiling

A chandelier in the middle of the mosque

A chandelier in the middle of the mosque

Another view of the chandelier

Another view of the chandelier

The central dome of the mosque is 21 meters in diameter

The central dome of the mosque is 21 meters in diameter

Inner domes and semi circular domes

Inner domes and semi circular domes

Minbar of the mosque - interestingly this mosque has two minbars

Minbar of the mosque - interestingly this mosque has two minbars

Interior of the mosque - this mosque was restored between 1931-1939

Interior of the mosque - this mosque was restored between 1931-1939

A beautiful view of the mosque - seen from the al-Gawhara Palace

A beautiful view of the mosque - seen from the al-Gawhara Palace