Cairo mosques featured by Abu Al Dahab mosque. It located in the Azhar Street, just beside the main entrance of Azhar Mosque. It built in 1774 AD after a year of construction. Abu Al Dahab mosque built as a Madrasa. It was to host the increasing number of students who were coming 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. It was to be the leader of the Egyptian army that went to conquer Syria. Cairo mosques also featured by Al Aqmar mosque. It located in the heart of Cairo city, north of the site once occupied by the great Fatimid. Al Aqmar means The Moonlit. It sometimes also known as the Gray Mosque.

Al Aqmar mosque founded by Ma’mun al-Bata’ihi, during the caliphate of al Mustanser. 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. Cairo mosques also featured by Al Azhar mosque. It is the first Islamic university built in Cairo around 1000 years ago. Al Azhar mosque was the official mosque having the Friday prayer. It built by the great Fatimid army leader and the builder of Cairo, Gawhar El Seqelly.

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Cairo mosques also featured by Al Hussein mosque. It built in Cairo, Egypt in 1154. It is near to Khan El Kahlili. Al Hussein mosque named for the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Fatimid Shia, Dawoodi and Bohar believed that the head of Al Hussein buried in the ground of Al Hussein mosque. Cairo mosques also featured by Al Muayyad mosque and complex. They situated next to Bab Zuweila in Cairo. Al Muayyad complex contained a madrasa-khanqah, mosque and two mausoleums. Moreover, Al Muayyad mosque and complex built between 1415 and 1422. Al Muayyad Madrasa dedicated to Sufis only.

Cairo mosques also featured by Al Nasir Mohammad mosque. It was the royal mosque of both the Citadel and Cairo itself. The Sultans (kings) of Cairo performed their Friday prayers, except on religious feasts. In feasts, prayer took place in a large gathering at the hippodrome beneath the Citadel walls. Al Nasir Mohammad mosque built by Sultan Al Nasir Mohammad in Cairo citadel. It was during his third and longest reign in 1340. Cairo mosques also featured by Al Rifai mosque. Moreover, it located next to Sultan Hassan mosque in Salah El Din Square. It is near the Citadel in Cairo. 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.

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Cairo mosques also featured by Amir Shaykhu 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. Amir Shaykhu 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. Cairo mosques also featured by Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque. In fact, it is the first and oldest mosque ever 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.

Cairo mosques also featured by Blue Mosque. It called also Aqsunqur Mosque or the Mosque of Ibrahim Agha. Moreover, it is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is one of several “blue Mosques” in the world. Moreover, it situated in the Tabbana Quarter in Islamic Cairo. It is between Bab Zuweila and the Citadel of Saladin (Cairo Citadel.) Cairo mosques also featured by Ibn Tulun mosque. It is the oldest intact functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. In fact, it is the third mosque constructed for the whole community. It is for the congregation joined together for the Friday noon prayer. Ibn Tulun mosque is rare preserved example of the art. It is also an architecture of the classical period of Islam.

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Cairo mosques also featured by Mohammad Ali mosque. It is the most popular Islamic mosque among tourists. Moreover, it is one of the most ancient mosques in Cairo. It is also one of the most historic mosques because of its grandeur and its location in Cairo Citadel. Mohammad Ali mosque is also sometimes referred to as the Alabaster Mosque. This is because of its extensive use of marble on some of the exterior walls and other surfaces.

Cairo Mosques Highlights


Abu Al Dahab mosque
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Al Ashraf Barsbay complex
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Al Nasir Mohammad mosque
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Al Salih Ayyub Complex
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Al Zahir Barquq Madrasa & Mausoleum
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Amir Sarghatmish madrasa
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Amir Shaykhu mosque
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Amr Ibn Al Aas mosque
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El Sayyeda Zeinab mosque
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Gawhar Al Lala mosque
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Mohammad Ali mosque
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Qanibay Amir Akhur Complex
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Sulayman Agha Al Silahdar mosque
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Sultan Hassan mosque
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Sultan Qalawun complex
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