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The Madrasa Bou Inania

  • Medersa Bou Inania in fes medina
  • Medersa Bou Inania in fes medina sights
  • Medersa Bou Inania in fes medina minaret mosque

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The medersa Bou Inania in fes Medina

The Madrasa Bou Inania (also Bu Inaniya, المدرسة أبو عنانية بفاس al-madrasa ʾAbū ʿInānīya bi-Fās) is a madrasa in Fes, Morocco, founded in AD 1351–56 by Abu Inan Faris.

It is widely acknowledged as an excellent example of Marinid architecture.

The name Bou Inania (Bū ‘Ināniya) comes from the first part of the sultan’s name Abou Inan.

The madrasa functioned both as an educational institute and as a congregational mosque.

This is the only madrasa in Fes with a minaret.

Opposite the main doorway of the madrasa is the entrance to the dar al-wuḍūʾ (ablutions house) for washing limbs and face before prayers. Left and right of the central court there are classrooms.

According to history, religious leaders of the Karaouine Mosque advised Abu Inan Faris to build this madrasa.

It was the last madrasa to be built by the Marinids. The madrasa became one of the most important religious institutions of Fes and Morocco, and gained the status of Grand Mosque.

The madrasa was renovated in the 18th century.

During the reign of Sultan Mulay Sliman, entire sections were reconstructed.

In the 20th century, major restoration work was performed on the load-bearing structure, the plaster, wood and decorations.

The madrasa is one of the few religious places in Morocco that is accessible for non-Islamic visitors.

Opposite the Madrasa Bou Inania is the Dar al-Magana, a wall with a hydraulic clock that was built in conjunction to the madrasa.

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