Egyptian tourism

A trip to Al-Azhar Mosque

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Al-Azhar Mosque is a great ancient mosque and a beacon of the Islamic world.

It is also one of the most famous mosques in Egypt and the Islamic world, as Egyptians are closely linked to spirituality.

Al-Azhar Mosque is not only the destination of knowledge, it combines being a mosque and a university for more than a thousand years.

It is considered the second oldest continuous university after the University of Al-Qarawiyyin in Morocco.

The mosque was built during the reign of the Fatimid Caliph Jawhar al-Siqilli.

The architecture of Al-Azhar Mosque is closely linked to the history of the city of Cairo.السياحة في القاهرة

The design of Al-Azhar Mosque combines different architectural styles,

such as mainly Fatimid architecture and other Ottoman

and Mamluk architectural styles, in one place.

Visiting Al-Azhar Mosque is a real opportunity to get to know Islamic history up close, and enjoy the calm,

psychological peace and serenity that accompanies all corners and corridors of the mosque at all times.

Information about Al-Azhar Mosque

-The construction of Al-Azhar Mosque dates back to the era of the Fatimid state,

and this era came after the completion of the conquest of Egypt at the hands of Jawhar al-Siqilli in the year 969 AD.

-Jawhar al-Saqili began founding Cairo and established the Grand Palace. After that came Caliph al-Muizz li-Din Allah, who began building this mosque.السياحة في القاهرة

-The mosque was built in the Fatimid architectural style, despite the restoration operations that have occurred throughout the ages until now

, which have changed the features of the architectural style.

-Al-Azhar Mosque is considered one of the oldest existing universities in the world. It was the first in Egypt to play the role of a school and institute.

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What is behind the name Al-Azhar Mosque?

-The mosque was initially called the Mansouriya Mosque, but with the reign of Caliph Al-Muizz li-Din Allah, he renamed the city Cairo

, and thus the mosque became called the Cairo Mosque.

-Al-Azhar is the masculine form of the word Al-Zahra, which is the title of Lady Fatima, daughter of the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, and wife of Ali bin Abi Talib.السياحة في القاهرة

Visiting times for Al-Azhar Mosque

Every day from Fajr prayer until after Isha prayer.

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