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Mosques In Cairo

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Cairo is a very large city, it has been founded to be the capital city of the fatimids who ruled over the Islamic empire at the end of the first milinium after Christ. The fatimids built many beautiful mosques inside thier new city, and then the city was fully loaded with many more mosques at the Mamluks and the Ottoman eras. Find below some of these beautiful Cairo mosques. 

During the Mamluk Period, the city of Cairo was the model for all Islamic cities, dazzling the world with its magnificence. The city stood ou... Read more:
The Mosque, madrasa and tomb of Taghri Bardi During the reign of Sultan Barsbay, a Circassian Mamluk, the Amir Taghri Bardi (Taghribardi al-... Read more:
The Suleyman Aga El-Silahdar Mosque and "Sabil" dating from 1839 comprise a sabil, medersa and mosque, with a single facade overlooking the s... Read more:
(At the Citadel) Though not the first religious foundation founded in Cairo after the Ottoman conquest, the Mosque of Sulayman (Suleyman) Pas... Read more:
Also Known as Al-Silhdar (Silahdar) The mosque of Amir Baha' al-Din Aslam al-Silhdar was built by the amir in 1344-5 (745-756). Baha al-Din ... Read more:
Under Sultan Hasan, in 1354 AD, Amir Sayf al-Din Shaykhu al-Umari rose through the ranks to become Commander-in-Chief and al-Amir al-Kabir, o... Read more:
The patron saint of Cairo is Sayyida Zeinab, granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed (daughter of Aly Ibn Abu Taleb), and her mosque which hous... Read more:
The funerary complex of Amir Qurqumas, dating to 1506-07, adjoins that of Inal to the north. Qurqumas was a Mamluk of Sultan Qaytbay who beca... Read more:
Mosque Madrasa of Emir Sarghatmish
The Sangar Salar Mosque and Mausoleum was built in 1304 and is located to the west of Sarghatmish Medersa. There are two similar mausoleums, one de... Read more:
After visiting the huge mosque of Sultan Hassan last week, I had to visit the other Mosque that lies right beside it, the Refa'i Mosque. Seei... Read more:
The complex of Sultan Qala'un was built along the Shari' el-Muizz (street) in 1284 by Sultan el-Mansur Qala'um. It comprises a mosque-medersa... Read more:
The funerary & religious complex of Sultan Ashraf Qaitbay. Qaytbay was one of Barsbay's Mamluks. A Mamluk was a slave and Qaytbay was origin... Read more:
This exceptional structure lies in the Darb al-Ahmar district next to Suq Al-Silah Street in Cairo, which means the weapon Market Street thou... Read more:
Inal was once a Mamluk of Sultan Barquq who experienced a distinguished career, rising from Amir Tablkhana (an amir of forty) to governor of ... Read more:
The El-Hussein Mosque sits on the site of the cemetery of the Fatimid caliphs. It was entirely rebuilt under the khedive Ismail. Earlier this... Read more:
The Sultan Hassan Mosque and madrasa (School) is considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. The building w... Read more:
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, literally, "Ruler by God's Command", was known to many by his eccentric dictatorial and eccentric decrees; at one poin... Read more:
Known as the Mosque of al-Guyushi. One of the oldest Muslim monuments in Egypt sits high up on the plateau of the Muqattam hills overlooking... Read more:
Mosque, khanqah, Mausoleum and Sabil-Kuttab. Qansuh al-Ghuri was the next to last Mamluk sultan, and the last to enjoy a reign of any durati... Read more:
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The El-Gawhara El-Lala Mosque was built in 1430 and is considered small at only 2,000 square feet. The medersa is ingeniously designed and there ... Read more:

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