We have tailor-made this amazing Unusual Cairo day trip to visit the mosques of Al Albayt, Egypt day tours cover the non-touristic mosques in Islamic Cairo and mosques which contains the mausoleums of Prophet Mohamed's family known as Al Albayt.
Price : 35.00 $
Reserve now our Unusual Cairo day trip to visit the mosques of Al Albayt which covers a number of non-touristic Mosques and mausoleums of Islamic Cairo, as well as the few Mosques where Al Albayt or the family of Mohamed, the prophet of Islam were buried.
Enjoy one of our unusual Cairo day tours that include Cairo Excursions to the Unusual Cairo day trip to mosques of Al Albayt which starts in the morning as Cairo Top Tours accredited Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the most famous mosque in Egypt called Al Azhar Mosque and constructed in 996 A.D. by the Fatimids. If it`s Friday you will attend Jumm'ah`s prayer, then visit another famous mosque where Imam Al Hussien Head is buried Al Hussien Mosque the grandson of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), may prayers and peace be upon him`.
When you get there you can explore the Islamic clothing shops as the area itself is full of shops that sell all kinds of Islamic clothes and books.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant where you eat one of the most common Egyptian cuisine, Koshari.
After lunch you will continue your day tour to view some other historical untouristic mosques that belong to El Sayeda Zeinab Mosque in Cairo the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohamed,` May Prayers and Peace be upon him`. Her Mosque stands in the heart of Al Sayeda Zeinab square.
Al Sayeda Zeinab Mosque:
Al Sayeda Zeinab is also the youngest daughter of both Al Sayeda Fatima, the Prophet's daughter, and his cousin Ali Ibn Abi Taleb and the sister of the two Imams Al Hassan and Al Hussein.
Her mosque was set up shortly after she came to Egypt upon the appearance of the new crescent moon of Shaaban (the eighth month of the Hegira calendar) in the year 61 A.H (AD 680 - 681). When she first arrived at the small village of Al Abassah of Al Sharkia governorate, east of Delta the Umayyad wali (governor) of Egypt, Maslama Ibn Makhlid Al Ansary had been on the head of the gathering of well-wishers.
She later settled down at Al Fustat city (first Islamic Capital of Egypt before Islamic Cairo) where she became the guest of Maslama. Continue your Cairo Day Tours to visit The mosque of Sayyida Nafisa that locates 150 meters southward El-Sayyida Nafisa Square. It was built by Abbas Helmy II during the Dynasty of Mohammed Ali Pasha.
El-Sayyida Nafisa Mosque:
Then Visit El-Sayyida Nafisa Mosque which is one of the members of Prophet Mohammed's family who had a great reputation in Egypt. End your day Tour with The oldest mosque in Africa Amr Ibn al'As Mosque this is the first and oldest mosque ever built on the land of Egypt.
It was built in 642 AD (21 AH) by Amr Ibn al'As, the commander of the Muslim army that conquered Egypt, the mosque is also known as Taj al-Jawamie Then followed by another visit to Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque which was completed in 879 AD on Mount Yashkur in a settlement named al-Qata'i by the founder of Egypt's Tulunid Dynasty (868-905 AD), Ahmad ibn Tulun.
Al-Qata'i was about two kilometers from the old community of Fustat. he was born in Baghdad, the son of a Turkish slave of Mongol origin owned by the Caliph, al-Mamun. He would later rise to become governor of Egypt after his stepfather, who died in 870, was awarded that status.
The mosque that he had built over a period of three years of mud-brick became the focal point of the Tulunid capital that lasted only 26 years.