25 Kipchak sultans ruled Egypt for over 130 years
According to historians, 25 Kipchak sultans ruled Egypt for over 130 years. Many people know about the Kazakh ancestor - great Sultan Baybars, who managed to reach incredible heights, growing from a servant to the lord of Egypt. According to one of the main historical records about the origins of the great ruler, Baybars was a native of Kipchak tribe. But historians believe that Sultan Baybars was not the only Kipchak representative, who ruled Egypt. There were others, like Sultan Hassan, Qalawun, Qaitbay. They went down in history building a palace, a fortress and a mosque in Egypt. Many of these buildings are preserved to the present days.
MUSTAFA SHAKIM, SERVANT OF MOSQUE-MADRASSA OF SULTAN HASSAN:
Sultan Hassan Mosque is one of the largest in the Islamic world. This is one of the most beautiful buildings of Cairo, a popular place for tourists. The sultan had died before the construction of his mausoleum was completed. His two sons are buried here.
SHORT CLIP FROM “SULTAN BAYBARS” FILM:
Descendants of Kipchak sultans continued the traditions of his great fathers. According a traveler Sapar Iskakov, every Kipchak, who ruled Egypt, did not forget their roots. Much has been made for the development of trade between the countries.
SAPAR ISKAKOV, TRAVELER:
We can proudly say that our ancestors had left an imprint in the history of the Arab world, as well as in the political arena, in the literature, culture and science. The youth have to know about this. We have a lot to be proud of.
According to experts, the ages of Mamluks’ reign of the in Egypt were eventful. 25 sultans ruled the country, and each of them contributed to the prosperity of the state.