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The madrasa, which includes a mosque, boasts one of the tallest minarets in Aleppo, built in the traditional Ottoman pencil-shaped style. It is centred on a large courtyard with small garden plots. Two Iwans and a prayer hall covered with domes grace the northern and southern sides of the courtyard.
The building has a recessed archway entrance made of beige stone with grey-stoned walls surrounding it [archnet.org]
This madrasa was an active institution for religious studies in the eighteenth century with the forty-two cells that line the eastern and western sides of the large courtyard.
The northern part of the madrasa was demolished into the mid-twentieth century during the construction of the east-west axis, Shar'i al-Sijn (Prison Street).
The building is a part of the historic fabric of the city [archnet.org]
Site in Gazetteer.