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Islamic Alexandria represented by Al Mursi Abu Al Abbas mosque. It is the most historic and most beautiful mosque in Alexandria, Egypt. Al Mursi Abu Al Abbas Mosque built primarily in 1775 over the tomb of a Spanish scholar and saint. Moreover, it stands on Mosque Square overlooking the eastern harbor. Al Mursi Abu Al Abbas born to a wealthy family in the Andalusia region of Spain in 1219. In the wake of increasing Christian control of Spain, he and his family left for Tunisia in 1242. He later went on to Alexandria, a popular destination of many Muslim scholars at the time.
Islamic Alexandria also represented by Imam Al Busiri mosque. It is located in Alexandria. Different biographers present slightly different versions of Imam Al Busiri’s life. It is although certain facts agreed upon by all of North African to the Sanhaji tribe of Morocco. The famous historian al Maqrizi claimed that Imam Al Busiri’s family was from Hammad Citadel in Morocco. Moreover, it was a part of the Banu Habnun tribe.
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Islamic Alexandria also represented by Nabi Daniel mosque. It is located in Nabi Daniel street in Moharram Bek in Alexandria. Nabi Daniel is not really popular among the Muslims globally. The present Nabi Daniel mosque built at the end of the 18th century and restored in 1823 by Mohammad Ali. A smaller shrine, probably the mosque of Dzoul Karnein – the Sire with the two horns – preexisted on the site. In fact, the mosque contains the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel. It also contains the remains of his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller.
Islamic Alexandria also represented by Qaitbay Fort. It indeed is one of the most important defensive strongholds. In fact, it not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D. Qaitbay Fort situated at the entrance of the eastern harbor on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria. In fact, the Lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The lighthouse continued to function until the time of the Arab conquest. And then, several disasters occurred. In fact, he shape of the lighthouse changed to some extent, but it still continued to function.