This madrasah was established by Sultan Al-Nasir ‎Hassan son of Muhammad Ibn Qalawun, who was first ‎named Qimari, but later on he chose the name ‎Hassan by which he became known. He came to ‎power in (748 H./1347A.D) but was overthrown in (752 ‎L/1351A.D). In (755 H./1354A.D) he was reinstated to ‎the throne of Egypt once more. In (762 H. /1361 A.D) ‎he had a serious conflict with prince Yalbugha, which ‎ended with his arrest together with a number of his ‎supporters in Matariyyah.‎