Muhammad Ali Pasha established it in 1236 AH / 1820 AD in memory of his son, Prince Ahmed Tousun Pasha, who died in Rosetta in 1231 AH / 1861 AD. He was buried in the cemeteries of the Muhammd Ali family in al-Imam al-Shafi’i.
This sabil is located in the al-Aqadin area on al-Mu’izz Street. It consists of a sabil (water fountain) and kuttab (school) surmounted by several rooms in two levels. The Sabil was established for a charitable purpose as it provides passersby with water.
The sabil was built in the distinctive Ottoman style, the façade is semi-circular with five copper windows, and the marble decorations and oil paintings on the façade were executed in the Baroque and Rococo style. The façade was also decorated with verses of poetry written in the Ottoman Turkish language.