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  Muqaddamiya Entrance into the souk
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The oldest surviving madrassa (religious school) in Aleppo was originally a church. In 1123, the ruler of Aleppo converted several churches, including the Byzantine Cathedral of St Helena, into mosques in retaliation for atrocities committed by the Crusaders in the vicinity of Aleppo. Al-Muqaddamiya was one such church, but soon afterwards, it was turned into a madrassa by Izzeddine Abdelmalek al-Muqaddam, who also passed on his name. Al-Muqaddamiya is located in the heart of the Aleppo souk off the main east-west axis, just west of Khan el-Gumruk.

Address: al-Suden alley, Jallum District
Directions: Off the main east-west axis of the souk, just west of Bahramiya Mosque

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  • Updated Jul 29, 2007
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