The Mosque of El Aqmar locates in El Muiz Le Din Allah Street few meters away from the Sabil-Kuttab of Abd El Rahman Katkhuda . Some inscriptions in the mosque highlight that it was established by El-Mamoun El-Bataihi who served as the Wazir or Minister of the Caliph El-Amer Bi-Ahkam Allah for about four years. El-Mamoun is described there as the commander of the armies and the sword of Islam.
The mosque is one of the prominent mosques in Cairo due to its unique style of decoration that is affected by the Ismaili Shiite Mazhab adopted by the Fatimids at that time. This appears obviously in the inscriptions of the names of Prophet Mohammed and Ali, the Shiite claimed descendent, in the niches over the façade. These inscriptions are designed in that way to illuminate some of the Shiite b...Read More