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Dakhla



Dakhla
Introduction

1. Al-Qasr

2. The Friday Mosque

3. The madrasa

4. Street scenes

5. The museum

6. Qalamoun

7. Ottoman tombs

8. Mut

9. The ancient city

10. Deir el-Hagar

11. Muzawaka Tombs

12. Magic spring

13. Fish pond

14. Rashda

15. Budkhulu

16. Bashendi

17. Balat

18. Gedida

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DAKHLA
The madrasa of Al-Qasr

The madrasa, Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt


The madrasa, Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

The madrasa dates back to the 10th century, and predates the mosques of Al-Qasr. The main congregation hall, which served as both lecture room and prayer hall is really nice, with painted liwans (see top picture) which were used as libraries.
A madrasa was a mixture of a high school and a university, an all subjects were related to Islam, with perhaps law as the most important.



By Tore Kjeilen