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Stories of Sultan Hassan, Al-Rifai mosques

There are two mosques in the same district, which are located in the Castle Square area in El Khalifa district in Cairo, whereby the older mosque is called the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan (as it hosts a school and a mosque), which is considered as Egypt’s fourth pyramid, and Al-Rifai Mosque. The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan …

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Secrets of Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque, fourth in Islamic world

In the heart of Old Cairo, near the Al-Fakhareen district and where Egypt’s most authentic handicrafts are showcased to people in Souk Al-Fustat, lies one of the biggest mosques in Egypt and the one with the most important history to tell. Built in AH21 (AD642), the old mosque, or Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque, was the …

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El-Manial Palace: where the passion for taking the throne dwelled

Prince Muhammad Ali’s mansion in Manial, or El-Manial Palace, is one of the royal palaces in Egypt that has a unique architectural character. The construction of the palace began in 1901, and is located on the island of Manial El-Rawda in Cairo. The hope of taking the throne was Just around the corner, but yet …

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Uncovered legends of El-Khalifa street 

El Sayeda Zeinab is one of Cairo’s districts with numerous local historic and religious stories to discover. A walk in El-Khalifa street will allow you to indulge yourself in a remarkable experience of Islamic Egypt; the street hosts the Ahmad ibn Tulun mosque, one of Cairo’s oldest and most well preserved mosques. According to religious …

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