CENTRE FOR CONSERVATION & PRESERVATIONOF ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
85, Ramsis Street, Cairo, 11511 EGYPT - P.O. Box: 764 Cairo
Tel.: (202) 5776122 / 5752495 Fax.: (202) 5748872E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@ ciah.biz http:// www.ciah.bizAssociated institute, ICOMOS Associated institute , Organization of Islamic Capitals & Cities
I. Historical and Architectural Study.II. Site and Building Documentation.III. Environmental Study for the mosque and site.IV. Mineralogical - Petrological study of Building Materials.V. Geotechnical Investigations.VI. Endoscopic Tests.VII. Sonic Tests.VIII. Penetration TestsIX. Storm Rain Drainage Study.X. Structure and Environmental Monitoring.XI. Structure Assessment Study.XII.
Soil Structure Interaction Study.
The Tekke of Hala Sultan, is located aboutfour miles from Larnaca, on the west bank of the Salt Lake.
The Tekke has a total site area of 6.3Hectares. It has two ancillary buildings (guesthouse for men and women) to the westdirection behind the main entrance gate.
The mausoleum of Hala Sultan which isdetached to the south wall of the mosque.
An open cemetery to the south of themausoleum of Hala Sultan.
Location of the Tekke
2-Tekke Site in 19
2.1 Historical background:
m (Hala Sultan)Umm Har
m (honorable lady) bint Milhan al-Ansarial-Khazradji, first she was married to ‘Amr ibn Qaiswho was killed in the battle of Uhud bei Medina (3H./624 A.D). She married later ‘Ub
da ibn as-S
mit,who was one of the Prophet’s close companions.Umm Har
m was the aunt (Kh
la) of Anas ibn M
lik; one of the most profilic traditionists,according to his statement, in the age of ten his mother, Umm Suleim - the sister of Umm Har
m-gave him to the prophet and became a faithful servant.According to An
s, she was a close favoritecompanion to the Prophet and was promised by him to share in the holy war, and to be in paradise.In 27 H./647 A.D. during the reign of Caliph ‘Uthm
n. Umm Har
m accompanied her husband
Ubada ibn as-S
mit on the first sea raid to Cyprus commanded by ‘Abdall
h ibn Qais, she fellfrom her mule and killed on the spot and buried there. The Tekke was built later on same place.