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Cairo mosques represented by Abu Al Dahab mosque. The mosque located in the Azhar Street, just beside the main entrance of Al Azhar Mosque. In fact, it built in 1774 AD after a year of construction. Moreover, the mosque built as a Madrasa. It was to host the increasing number of students who came to study in Al Azhar University. They are from all over the world. In the year 1771, Mohamed Abu Al Dahab appointed by Amir Ali Beh Al Kabir. He appointed him as the leader of the Egyptian army that went to conquer Syria. In fact, he was successful in his campaign as he took control of many towns in Syria and around it. But in fcat, he was not loyal to his master, Amir Ali Beh Al Kabir.
Cairo mosques also represented by Al Aqmar mosque. The mosque located in the heart of Cairo city. It is north of the site once occupied by the great Fatimid. In fact, Al Aqmar means the Moonlit. It sometimes also known as the Gray Mosque. the mosque founded by Ma’mun al-Bata’ihi, during the caliphate of al-Mustanser. Moreover, it built during a time of great political and spiritual crises for the Fatimid regime. It located on the main artery of the city. In plan, it is a regular, rectangular hypo-style mosque with a square courtyard. It is the plan of a small congregational mosque. This structure is of major importance for Cairo’s architecture for several reasons. Al Aqmar mosque indeed is one of the seminal monuments in Cairo’s architectural history.
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Cairo mosques also represented by Al Azhar Mosque. The mosque is the first Islamic university which built in Cairo around 1000 years ago. Moreover, the mosque was the official mosque which has the Friday prayer. In fact, it built by the great Fatimid army leader and the builder of Cairo, Gawhar El Seqelly. It was due to the orders of the Fatimid Caliph, Al Mui’z le Din Allah. The building of Al Azhar mosque started in the year 970 AD. In fact, it finished three years afterwards in 972 AD. The objects behind building was to make it the official mosque of Cairo. It is the same as Ibn Al Aas mosque and the Ibn Tulun mosque. Al Azhar mosque established to be an educational institution.
Cairo mosques also represented by Al Hussein mosque. The mosque built in Cairo, Egypt in 1154. In fact, it located in Khan El Kahlili area. Moreover, the mosque named for the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Fatimid Shia, Dawoodi and Bohar believe that Al Hussein head buried in this mosque in Cairo. Many Shiah Muslims believe that the head of Al Hussein and his body in Al Hussein Mosque in Karbala. Al Hussein mosque indeed is one of the holiest Islamic sites in Cairo. In fact, it built on the cemetery of the Fatimid caliphs. It is a fact that it later discovered during the excavation. The mausoleum which dates back to 1154, is the oldest part of the complex. The current building built in the 19th century. It influenced by Gothic Revival architecture. In fact, Al Hussein mosque in Cairo houses some sacred items.
Cairo mosques also represented by Al Muayyad mosque. The mosque located next to Bab Zuweila in Cairo. In fact, Al Muayyad complex contained a madrasa-khanqah, mosque and two mausoleums. The complex built between 1415 and 1422. Moreover, Al Muayyad Madrasa dedicated to Sufis only. The curriculum comprised the study of official religion according to the four rites. It is unlike Barquq’s madrasa-khanqah. In Barquq’s madrasa-khanqah, students dwelt under the same roof. They enjoyed exposure to each other’s teachings and religious practices. Al Muayyad mosque and the complex built by Sultan Al Muayyad. In fcat, the Sultan was a pious and oppressive man, but he was also a musician and poet. His reign cursed by plague and by his own unusual currency reforms.
Cairo mosques also represented by Al Nasir Muhammad mosque. The mosque was the royal mosque of both the Citadel and Cairo itself. The Sultans (kings) of Cairo performed their Friday prayers in it, except on religious feasts. In feasts, prayer took place in a large gathering at the hippodrome beneath the Citadel walls. In fact, the mosque built by Sultan Al Nasir Muhammad in Cairo citadel. It was during his third and longest reign in 1340. The mosque was large enough to hold five thousand worshipers. Moreover, the main entrance to the mosque is across the entrance to the courtyard of Mohammad Ali mosque. The Citadel always had a mosque. Al Nasir Muhammad mosque is like most of the buildings which built on the site of a previous building.
Cairo mosques also represented by Al Rifai mosque. The mosque located next to Sultan Hassan mosque in Salah El Din Square, near to Cairo Citadel. In fact, it separated from the mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street. Once you enter this lane you will overwhelmed by the huge structure of the Al Rifai Mosque. Khoshiar Hanem, the mother of Khedive Ismail, was the one who wanted to build the mosque in 1869. In fact, the mosque’s construction took 40 years. It now contains the tombs of many Royal Family members in Egypt. It was the reason why Khoshiar Hanem wanted to build it in the first place. She appointed Hussein Fahmy Pasha to be in charge of the mosque design. This enormous structure built upon the site of the former Rifa’i zawiya. It acquired and demolished by the Princess Khushiar.
Cairo mosques also represented by Amir Shaykhu mosque. The mosque combines hypo-style features with a cruciform plan. It built in the style of a small congregational facility. After the vestibule there is a courtyard where to the left. A small mashrabiyya enclosure extends out from the wall. In fact, the mosque dates back to the mid-eighteenth century. On the Qibla side of the rectangular courtyard is an arcade sanctuary. It faced by another arcade hall across the courtyard. The two lateral sides of the courtyard are each occupied by a recess. It opens onto the courtyard through a double arch sustained by one column only. Amir Sayf al-Din Shaykhu Al-Umari rose through the ranks to become Commander-in-Chief. He also became al-Amir al-Kabir, or ” The Great Prince”. It was under Sultan Hassan reign in 1354.
Cairo mosques also represented by Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque. The mosque is the first and oldest mosque which built on the land of Egypt. It erected in 642 AC (21 H) by Amr Ibn Al Aas. He was the commander of the Muslim army that conquered Egypt. The mosque also known as Taj Al Jawamie (Crown of Mosques). It also Known as Al Jamie Al Ateeq (the Ancient Mosque). Moreover, the mosque built on the site of Amr Ibn Al Aas’s tent at Fustat. It is the oldest existing mosque, not just in Cairo, but the entire African Continent. The mosque located north of the Roman Fortress of Babylon. It actually on the edge of Fustat, the temporary city founded by Amr.
Cairo mosques also represented by Blue Mosque. The mosque also called Aqsunqur Mosque or the Mosque of Ibrahim Agha. In fact, the mosque is one of several “blue Mosques” in the world. In fact, it situated in the Tabbana Quarter in Islamic Cairo. Moreover, it is between Bab Zuweila and the Citadel of Saladin. The Blue Mosque also serves as a funerary complex. Furthermore, it contains the mausoleums of its founder Shams Al Din Aqsunqur and his sons. The Blue mosque also contains number of children of the Bahri Mamluk sultan Al Nasser Muhammad. It also contains Ibrahim Agha Al Mustahfizan tomb. The mosque built in 1347. It was on the orders of the prince Shams Al Din Aqsunqur. In fact, it was during the Mamluk Sultanate of Al Muzaffar Hajji.
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Cairo mosques also represented by El Sayeda Zeinab mosque. The mosque stands in the heart of a square named after El Sayeda Zeinab. She is the grand daughter of the Prophet. May Prayers and Peace be upon him. El Sayeda is an Arabic word means The Lady. She was also the youngest daughter of both El Sayeda Fatima and his cousin Ali Ibn Abi Taleb. In fact, The Lady Fatima is the Prophet’s daughter. The Lady Zeinab is the sister of the two Imams Al Hassan and Al Hussein. In fact, The mosque set up shortly after her arrival to Egypt. It was on the appearance of the new crescent moon of Shaaban. Moreover, it is the eighth month of the Hegira calendar. It was in the year 680 AD.
Cairo mosques also represented by Gawhar Al Lala mosque. The mosque indeed has a unique location. It gives its vicinity to Cairo Citadel. Moreover, its construction is on a high hill. In fact, the mosque has a panoramic view of the Citadel square. It also has a panoramic view of Sultan Hassan mosque and Al Rifai Mosque. The mosque reached through a stepped passageway. It has a spacious terrace in front where one can get a high glimpse of the Citadel Square. Furthermore, the mosque can reached from the Citadel Square through a stepped street behind Al Rifai Mosque. The mosque lies quite close to Qanibay Amir Akhur complex. It built in 1430 AC and considered small at only 2,000 square feet. This 15th century Mamluk mosque built by Amir Gawhar Al Lala. He was a civil servant in the palace of Sultan Barsbay.
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Cairo mosques also represented by Ibn Tulun mosque. The mosque indeed is the oldest intact functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. Moreover, it is the third mosque which constructed for the whole community. Furthermore, it is for the congregation which joined together for the Friday noon prayer. The mosque indeed a rare preserved example of the art. Moreover, it is also an architecture of the classical period of Islam. Ahmed Ibn Tulun born about 835 A.D. He was one of the Turkish commanders in Samarra in Iraq. Moreover, he received his military and theological training in Samarra and Tarsus. His intelligence and courage attracted the attention of the Khalif. In 868, he made proxy for his step-father Bakabak’s governorship of Egypt. He established himself as an independent ruler for the Province. An abortive attempt to remove him encouraged Ahmed to attach Syria.
Cairo mosques also represented by Muhammad Ali mosque. The mosque is the most popular Islamic mosque among tourists. Moreover, it is one of the most ancient mosques in Cairo. The mosque is also one of the most historic mosques because of its grandeur and its location in Saladin Citadel. In fact, Muhammad Ali mosque also sometimes referred to as the Alabaster Mosque Cairo. This is because of its extensive use of marble on some of the exterior walls and other surfaces. Muhammad Ali Mosque in Cairo is the largest such structure built during the first half of the 19th century. It is more impressive at a distance than close up. Its artistic merit is questionable. Furthermore, the mosque is an unparalleled contribution to the skyline of Cairo. It is visible high atop the Citadel grounds.
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Cairo mosques also represented by Sulayman Agha Al Silahdar mosque. The mosque located in Qasaba district. It is northward Darb El Asfar in Cairo. The mosque established by Prince Sulayman. He occupied many prominent posts in the days of Mohammed Ali. Moreover, these posts include the Armor or the supervisor of the arsenal. He credited to building other buildings in Cairo at that time. In fact, the mosque distinguished by the variety of decorations. Moreover, it combines between the Cairene style of decoration and other styles from Istanbul. This appears in the facade’s decoration and the windows over it. Besides to the plant forms and the wooden eaves that appear in the mosque and the Sabil alike.
Cairo mosques also represented by Sultan Hassan mosque. is a massive Mamluk era mosque. In fact, it located near the Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began in 1356. The work in Sultan Hassan mosque Cairo finished three years later. In fact, Sultan Hassan mosque was remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. Sultan Hassan mosque designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools. They are Shafi’i, Malki, Hanafi and Hanbali. Sultan Hassan’s low profile seems inconsistent with the massive undertaking that was his mosque. The mosque’s grandeur makes sense given Sultan Hassan’s dramatic life. In fact, Sultan Hassan ascended the throne at the age of 13 in 1347. When he reached maturity in 1350, he arrested the Amir Manjaq.