The mosque and minaret of Amir Ghanim al-Bahlawan were built in 1478 and the mausoleum was added in 1510. The configuration of the plan, parallel aisles lit by the lantern in the ceiling of the central aisle, became common in the Ottoman period.
The minaret's second story has undulating arabesques carved in stone, a feature which appeared earlier on the minaret of Mughulbay Taz (1468) and Timraz al-Ahmadi (1472).
Herz, Max. La Mosquée de l'Emir Ganem el-Bahlaouan au Caire. Cairo: Boehme and Anderer, 1908.