THIS mosque is situated in the main line of the street leading to the Bab en Nasr. There are great symmetry and beauty in its minaret, - characters almost common to those elegant structures, though this mosque is not much distinguished among the four hundred that, it is said, Cairo contains. It is surmounted by a bronze crescent and the props, often decayed and unsafe, from with lamps are suspending during the feast of Rhamadan. A flight of steps, seen on the right, leads up to the porch of the principal entrance, above which lamps are placed.

The narrow streets, thus overhung by the houses on either side, are darkened but cooled by such exclusion of the sun's rays; yet those objects of beauty, the minarets of the mosques frequently burst upon the eye of the observer as they rise above the buildings, and strikingly characterise the architecture of Cairo.