Historical Mosques in Egypt
There are currently thousands of mosques in all Egyptian cities. but
it started with just one large mosque built by Amr Ib El Aas, the Arab
leader who conquered the Romans occupying Egypt in the the seventh
century. There was a saying that Cairo is the city of one thousand
minarets which reflects the fact of the large number of mosques in Cairo
but this saying is too old to be correct now with several thousands
mosques built over the past thousand years.
We have collected some information about Mosques in Egypt that might
interest you if you are studying the Islamic history of Egypt.
- Al Azhar
Built by the Fatimids in 970 to be the largest mosque in Egypt and then
developed into a worldwide Islamic university where millions of Muslim
students were attracted to study and then return to their countries to teach
Islam and spread the word of God.
- Al Hussein
The famous mosque in Cairo was built in 1154 near the well known Khan El
Khalily bazaar area.
- Sultan Hassa mosque
Construction of this great mosque took 7 years as it started in 1356 and
finished in 1363.
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