Madrassa al-Saqraqiyah

The Al-Saqraqiyah Madrassa is in the Al-Haddadin neighborhood and is the best preserved madrassa in Tripoli. Built in 1359, the mausoleum of its founder, Emir Saif ed-Din Aqturaq, the Chamberlain, is attached. Its façade is decorated with a long bar engraved with notes on its founding (waqfiya) and Koranic inscriptions in Mamluk calligraphy, as well as the emir’s coat of arms and sword emblem. The inscription details fascinating the financial arrangements made by the emir before his death for the endowment of the madrassa. 

Madrassa Building Landmark Religious History Mamluk Period Tripoli Tripoli District North Lebanon Spring Summer Autumn Winter Islamic Religious Tourism Sightseeing Religious tourism Historical Tourism