We will visit various significant mosques including Sultan Hassan Mosque.
It is considered as one of the Islamic world’s most important monuments. Hassan became Sultan in 1347, and the mosque’s construction began in 1353, nearly bankrupting the country.
It took seven years to be completed and served as a mosque and madrasa (Islamic school) when it was finished.
This structure housed 500 students and instructors, as well as calligraphers, prayer callers, and Quran readers who aided the students. Find your inner peace by discovering the tranquility of Islamic Cairo and its detailed civilization history.
Facing the Sultan Hassan Mosque is the El-Rifai Mosque.
Queen Kosheir Hanim commissioned the current design of the mosque.as mausoleum for the royal family, and it was completed in 1912.
While one section of the mosque is dedicated to prayers, another is reserved for members of the Muhammad Ali Pasha family, which ruled from the early nineteenth century onwards.
Khedive Ismail and his mother Hoshiyar Qadin, as well as Kings Fuad I and Faruq (the Muhammad Ali Dynasty’s last two rulers) are all buried here, as is the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
Chased out by Ayatollah Khomeini, Pahlavi sought refuge in Egypt in 1979.
When he died the next year, his casket was paraded through Cairo with Egypt’s President Sadat and former USA President Richard Nixon leading the cortege. Then we will move to visit the Mosque of Ibn Tulun.
Intended to be the focal point of Ibn Tulun’s capital, it is the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area.
The mosque was constructed in the Samarran style common with Abbasid constructions, and originally backed onto Ibn Tulun’s palace.
Al-Qata’i was razed in the early 10th century AD, and this mosque is the only surviving structure