Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque - Who is Al-Mursi Abu Al-Abbas?

Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque

Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi mosque is considered the most important historic mosque in Alexandria. It is dedicated to saint El-Mursi Abu El-Abbas who was a Sufi Saint in the 13thcentury in Alexandria & one of the four master saints in Egypt and that's why the mosque is built over the tomb of that saint. The Location [...]

Sultan Hassan Mosque - Sultan Hassan Madrasa - Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo

Sultan Hassan Mosque

Sultan Hassan mosque is considered the finest piece of early Mamluk architecture in Cairo. Sultan Hassan, the Mamluk ruler, built this mosque between 1365 and 1363. The location of the Sultan Hassan mosque was so important because of its close location to the citadel of Salah El Din on the site of the Palace of Yalbugha al-Yahawws. [...]

Mosque of Ibn Tulun Facts | Mosque of Ibn Tulun Architecture | Ibn Tulun Mosque

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Interesting Facts about the Mosque of Ibn Tulun The mosque of Ibn Tulun is considered to be the oldest Egyptian mosques that have survived with its original shape and it is also the largest one in Cairo. It was built between AD 876 and 879 by Ahmed Ibn Tulun, who was a soldier among the [...]

El-Moez Street Cairo | El-Moez Street History | Best Places in El-Moez Street

El-Moez Street

The History of El-Moez Street El-Moez street is an outstanding street that was known in Islamic Cairo as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi Street. The street is named after the fourth Caliph of the Fatimid Dynasty and the 14th Ismaili imam who reigned from 953 to 975, Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi. The [...]

Amr ibn al-As Mosque Facts - Amr ibn al-As Mosque History & Architecture

Amr ibn al-As Mosque

The amazing Amr ibn al-As mosque was the center of the ancient capital of Egypt “Fustat”. It was built in 641–642 AD and was considered the fourth largest mosque in the Islamic world. The mosque has been built in the previous location of the tent that belonged to the Islamic commander Amr ibn al-As. The [...]

Al-Azhar Mosque Facts - Al-Azhar Mosque History - Al-Azhar Mosque Architecture

Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar mosque is also known as "The Most Resplendent Congregational Mosque". The one who commissioned its construction was Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty in the new capital of Egypt in 970 by the builder of Egypt, Gawhar El-Seqelly. The History of Al-Azhar Mosque Al-Azhar was first established in the first place as an [...]

Al-Rifa'i Mosque of Cairo - Al-Rifa'i Mosque Facts - Al-Rifa'i Mosque Burials

Al-Rifa’i Mosque

Al-Rifa'i mosque is believed to be the most remarkable Islamic structure in Cairo. It is located in the Qala'a facing the great Al Sultan Hassan mosque. The History of Al-Rifa'i Mosque The mother of Khedive Ismail “Khoshiar” embellished the mosque to be the grand mausoleum of the royal family. She wanted to build a mosque [...]

Muhammad Ali Mosque | Muhammad Ali Mosque Facts and History

Muhammad Ali Mosque

The Dazzling Muhammad Ali mosque is located in the northwestern corner of Cairo’s Citadel and was established by Mohammed Ali pasha between 1830 and 1848. It is the largest Ottoman mosque to be built in the first half of the 19th century. It is a very important touristic attraction in Cairo and the most visible [...]