Al-Halawiyah Madrasa

Al-Halawiyah Madrasa (Arabic: المدرسة الحلاوية‎) is a madrasah complex located in Aleppo, Syria. The building back dates to the 5th century and was originally Aleppo's great Byzantine cathedral.

It was subsequently converted to a mosque in 1123 during the reign of Balak Ibn Bahram Ibn Ourtoq. The building encompasses a small courtyard and the original chapel with its eight large corinthian columns. These columns resemble ones at the Saint Simeon Cathedral outside Aleppo. The symmetry of the space allowed a relatively easy transformation from chapel to masjid. The mosque located across from the Great mosque is now used as a madrasa for the followers of in 1149 Hanafi school during the reign of Nur al-Din.

See also

  • Al-Zahiriyah Madrasa
  • Al-Firdaws Madrasa
  • Al-Sultaniyah Madrasa
  • Khusruwiyah Mosque
  • Al-Uthmaniyah Madrasa
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