The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Arranged on the summit of the fortress, this Ottoman mosque, the biggest to be worked in the principal half of the nineteenth century, is, with its vivified outline and twin minarets, the most obvious mosque in Cairo. The mosque was worked in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's most seasoned child, who kicked the bucket in 1816.
This mosque, alongside the fortification, is one of the milestones and vacation destinations of Cairo and is one of the principal highlights to be seen when moving toward the city any bearing. The mosque was based on the site of old Mamluk structures in Cairo's Citadel in the vicinity of 1830 and 1848, despite the fact that not finished until the reign of Said Pasha in 1857. The draftsman was Yusuf Bushnak from Istanbul and its model was the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in that city.
The ground on which the mosque was raised was worked with flotsam and jetsam from the prior structures of the Citadel. Muhammad Ali assembled his state mosque altogether in the design style of his previous overlords, the Ottomans, not at all like the Mamluks who, in spite of their political accommodation to the Ottomans, adhered to the structural styles of the past Mamluk lines.