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'Amr Ibn al-'As was the Arab commander who captured Egypt in 641. He besieged the Byzantine fort of Babylon and his camp there became Al-Fustat (The Tent), the first Muslim capital of Egypt, with the next one built north to it.
'Amr played also a...More
Fortunately this is not on the tourist trail, hence saved from crowds and even bigger crowds of beggars. I came to know about it from a travelogue of Justice Usmani.
This is the first mosque in Africa. Its first Imam (prayer leader) and Moaz'zen (caller...More
This lovely mosque is close to the Coptic city and easy to visit from Mar Girgis metro. It's usually busy, but it is so spacious that it never feels crowded. I found it more elegant and appealing than the more often visited Ibn Tulun and...More
The Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas, constructed by Amr Ibn Al-As in 642 AD, is the first mosque built in both Egypt and Africa.
Amr was an Arab general who fought against the Romans and was hailed by the Copts as a liberator. He...More
Amr Ibn El Aas is the first masjid mosque built in Africa it is located in Old Cairo. It is one of the most important Islamic buildings you have to see if you are visiting Cairo. The place is till open for prayers and accessible...More