Islamic Cairo – City of A Thousand Minarets

Saladin Citadel (built 1176-1183):

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Mural of Mohammad Ali Pasha

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Citadel

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View of the city of Cairo

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Courtyard

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Mohammad Ali Pasha Mosque (built 1828-1848 AD):

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The view of the Mohammad Ali Mosque

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Mohammad Ali Mosque on the left with the green dome of Al-Nasir Mohammad Qala’un Mosque

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Courtyard inside the mosque. The clock tower (under renovation) was a gift from the King of France.

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Inlay work inside the dome.

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Pulpit – this mosque has two pulpits.

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Some intricate inlay work on the ceilings and arches

 

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan (built 1356-1359).

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The open courtyard next to the Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hasan & Al-Rifa’i Mosques

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Entrance to the courtyard of the mosque

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Area to wash before praying

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The raised area to make the call to prayers

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Pulpit

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Al-Rifa’i Mosque (built first in 1869 and then in 1912).

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The minaret of the Al-Rifa’i Mosque

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View of the Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hasan from the entrance of the Al-Ria’i Mosque

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Inlay work inside the dome at the entrance

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Tomb of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Raza Pahalvi

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Entrance to the tomb of King Farouk of Egypt

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The actual prayer area

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Artwork on the walls

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Pulpit

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