The Mosque of Sayyidna El-Hussein locates few meters away from the remains of the palace of Emir Mamay in a Maydan that carries its name and surrounded by some mosques within El Muiz Le Din Allah Street including El Azhar , and El Ghuri Complex . This mosque and mausoleum belong to El-Hussein, the son of Ali Ibn Aby Taleb and the Caliph after the death of his father. He died in the battle of Kabala in 680 in Iraq, but he is buried in his tomb in Egypt.
The mosque of El-Hussein is considered as one of the major congregational structures in Cairo in which many states high officials perform their prayers in the national events. Of special interest in that mosque are the two Minarets since one of them date one dates from 1237, while the other one was added at the time of Khedive Ismail and ...Read More