One of the greatest waqf buildings in Mamluk Cairo, was Qalawun’s Complex of Al-Nasir Muhammad Ibn Qalawun. The complex included a school, a Bimaristan hospital, a Maktab Sabil (for teaching children especially orphans) and a Torbah / mausoleum (which the founder later was bared in).  The Bimaristan al Mansoury was one of the most famous hospitals and medical schools in the Medieval Islamic history. Al-Nuwari described his seeing and experience about the hospital as well as depending on the waqf deed for all the complex. Parts of the deed document and transaction could are displayed, while for the full text could be consulted at Isah Ahmed: pp. 84-102, as well as a detailed study about the Bimaristan: pp. 55-109.

Origin: Cairo – 680 H / 1281

Source: نهاية الأرب في فنون الأدب لشهاب الدين أحمد بن عبد الوهاب النويري. تحقيق نجيب مصطفى فواز وحكمت كشلي فواز. بيروت: دار الكتب العلمية: الجزء 31، ص 70-75. نماذج الوقفية وقرأتها من: الأوقاف والحياة الاجتماعية في مصر:648-923 ه / 1250-1517 م ـ: دراسة تاريخية وثائقية. محمد محمد أمين. القاهرة: دار النهضة العربية، 1980.

                     

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