Sayeda Zeinab Mosque, Cairo

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    Sayyida Zeinab Mosque

    by MM212 Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    Mosque of Sayyida Zeinab

    The shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, the revered grand daughter of the Prophet Mohammed is located at her namesake mosque. The mosque has existed on this site since the 12th century, but it was rebuilt several times. Most of the current structure dates from the 19th century. This is an important pilgrimage site for Moslems, so tourists are not allowed in the interior.

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    Sayeda Zeinab Mosque

    by travelife Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    Close to the metro stop, Sayeda Zeinab, this mosque is famous among women in Cairo / Egypt. The main entrance is dedicated to the women and there is a smaller entrance dedicated to men. Mosque is not really a tourist destination and entry is restricted only to those who intend to pray during the prayer times. But still it has busy surrounding market area and typical Cairo setup with seeing women in their numbers going in and coming out of the mosque at prayer times.

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    by travelife Updated Feb 23, 2005

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    The patron saint of Cairo is Sayyida Zeinab, granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed (daughter of Aly Ibn Abu Taleb), and her mosque which houses her shrine is located in the As-Sayyida Zeinab Mosque built originally about the time of the Hussein Mosque. It was renovated in 1549, rebuilt again in 1761 and completely rebuilt again in 1884 and 1942. The main facade, minaret and cupola are typical of the Mameluke style. It contains a colonnaded prayer hall with a painted wood ceiling and cupola in front of the mihrab. The western mausoleum is alsotopped by a cupola, supported by a pendentive of stalactites, and the cenotaph is enclosed within a finely worked bronze grille. This is also a very popular place of pilgrimage for Muslims.

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    Sayeda Zenab Mousque internal decoration

    by HeshamMA Written Sep 22, 2013

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    in that day i spend two hours inside the mosque , half hour in prayers and rest in watching the internal decoration for the place

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