Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque

Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque Overview This is considered the most important historical 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. It […]

Sultan Hassan Mosque

Sultan Hassan Mosque “Madrasa” Sultan Hassan, the Mamluk ruler, built this mosque between 1365 and 1363. He was the grandson of Sultan Qalaun and reached the throne when he was only 13 years old. Sultan Hassan was assassinated shortly after the construction of the mosque. Surprisingly, historians believed that the builders of Sultan Hassan mosque […]

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Mosque of Ibn Tulun Facts 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 troops of Samarra […]

El-Moez Street

El-Moez Street History 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. Its location starts […]

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Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As

The amazing mosque of Amr ibn al-As 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. […]

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Al-Azhar Mosque

Overview About 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 construction work lasts for about 3 years. The name of […]

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Al-Rifa’i Mosque

An Overall View About the History of the 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 mother of Khedive Ismail “Khoshiar” embellished the mosque to be the grand mausoleum of the royal family. She wanted […]

Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque | Muhammad Ali Mosque Facts and History

Muhammad Ali Mosque

The City of Minarets The Dazzling Muhammad Ali mosque is located in the northwestern corner of Cairo’s Citadel and was established by Mohammed Ali 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 […]