Mausoleum of Imam Shafi’i

Imam Shafi DomeOne of the most significant domes in Egypt, it belongs ‎to Imam Abdallah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Idris Ibn al-‎Abbass, the prestigious theorist of one of the four ‎major Islamic doctrines. Imam Shafi’i was born in 150 ‎H. came to Egypt in 198 H., died in 204 H. and was ‎buried in a shrine, […]

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The Nilometer at Roda Island

The Nilometer, built in 247 Hegira (861 A.D) during the ‎reign o the Abbasid Caliph Mutawakil-ala-Allah, is ‎considered an important Islamic monument in Egypt. It ‎contains significant architectural elements and ‎calligraphic inscriptions. According to the historian Ibn-‎Khallikan, it was Ahmad Ibn Mohammed al-Hasib who ‎built it, and it was completed in the Arab month of […]

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Saint Barbara Church

This church was built towards the end of the 4th or at ‎the beginning of the 5th century and called after the ‎Sts. Aba Cyr” WA Yohanna (Sts Cyr and John), it was ‎later dedicated to St. Barbara.‎‎

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The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun

One of the most important Islamic monuments in ‎Egypt, Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque has some unique ‎architectural and ornamental features. It has been built ‎on an area of six and a half feddans, which makes it ‎the largest mosque in Egypt. It also has additional ‎extensions or ziyadahs to the West, North and South, ‎similar […]

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Mosque of Amr ibn al-As

Amru Ibn al-As, laid the foundations of his great ‎mosque in 21 Hegira, in compliance with the Muslim ‎policy of establishing mosques in the conquered ‎countries. Eighty of the Prophet’s companions, ‎including Az-Zubayr Ibn Al-‘Awwam, Al-Miqdad, ‎Ibadah Ibn s-Samit and Abi-al-Darda’ and others, ‎engaged in the construction of this mosque and in ‎defining its qiblah. […]

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