Misr – Qahera & Eskendereya

Al Moizziya tul Qahera

Al-Anwar Complex

Masjid Al Hussain & Raas Ul Imam Hussain

  • Transfer/Journey
    • Damascus, Syria
      • court of Yazid, then buried in a niche of one of the internal walls of Jame-Masjid. Remained confiscated and confined in Damascus by the order of the Umayyad monarch, Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (d.86/705), in this condition for 218 years.
      • Overthrown by Abbasid emperor Al-Muqtadir (d. 295/908), attempted to stop pilgrimage, transferring the Head of Husayn to Ashkelon (located 10 km (6.2 mi) from the Gaza Strip and 58 km (36 mi) south of Tel Aviv, Israel) in secrecy.
    • Ashkelon, Israel
      • Commander of the Fatimid forces Dai Badrul’jamali (d. 487/1095) conquered Palestine, during the period of 18th Fatimid Imam Ma’ad al-Mustansir Billah (d. 487/1094). The Fatimid Imam assigned him to discover the head of Husayn ibn Ali. The Dai, in 448 (A.H) discovered the place of Raas al Imam al Husayn.
      • After the 21st Fatimid Imam At-Tayyib Abi l-Qasim went in to seclusion, his uncle, Abd al Majid occupied the throne of the Fatimid Empire. The Majidi-monarch,Al-Zafir, ordered the transfer of the head to Qahera.
    • Al Moizziya tul Qahera, Misr
      • Al Amir Sayf al Mamlaka Tamim, W’ali of the city of Ashkelon, along with the custodian of the Mashhad, Qazi Mohammad bin Miskin, took out the buried casket of Raas al Imam al Husayn from the Mashhad, and with due respect and great reverence, on Sunday 8 Jumada al-Thani, 548 (31 August 1153) carried the head from the city of Ashkelon to Qahera, Egypt.
      • Syedi Hasan bin Asad (Hir’az, Yemen) discussed this event in his Risalahmanuscript as follows: “When the Raas (head) al Imam al Husain was taken out of the casket, in Ashkelon, drops of the fresh blood were visible on the Raas al Imam al Husain and the fragrance of Musk spread all over.”

Bab-el-Mukhallafat

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Maulatina Zainab (AS)

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Maulatina Ruqaiah (AS)

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Maulatina Nafisa (AS)

  • Hifz al-Quraan by age 6
  • Often walked on foot between Makkah to Madina
  • Was asked to bless Egypt with water. Bey rakaat namaaz pari, itli bearish awoo, ke Nile nu paani hajin bharalu chey

Al-Azhar Mosque

Aqmar Mosque

Lulua Mosque

Juyushi Mosque

Mosque of ibn Tulun

Faiz-e-Haakimi

Eskendereya

Masjid Attarine

The only remaining original item is the stone stating that the mosque was built by Badr El Gamaly. The word Attarine means ‘the spice dealers’. The mosque was designed in a rectangular shape that appears triangular from outside, with the minaret in the corner of the triangle in the southeastern part of the mosque.  However, perhaps the most alluring element of this mosque is its minarets, which many believe to be one of the most beautiful in Egypt.

Masjid Nabi Daniyal (AS), Maqam of Nabi Daniyal (AS)

  • Banoo Israeel are descendants of Prophet Ya’eqoob (AS)
  • Allah had sent many Prophets to this tribe. Moosa (AS) and Easa (AS) are prominent among them
  • Prophet Yousuf (AS) (son of Ya’eqoob AS) had ruled Egypt for some time. Historical facts show that ‘Banoo Israel’ inhabited Egypt for a long time.
  • Prophet Danial (AS) is among Banoo Israel.
  • His Qabr is conserved in Alexandria, Egypt in a Musjid in an area named ‘Mantiqa Nabi Danial’.
  • This Qabr is inside the Masjid almost eight meters deeper than ground level, within a biir.

Nabi Daniyal (AS)

  • Considered to have been a revealer of future mysteries
  • Excelled in scientific matters
  • Wrote and foretold about the prophet Mohammad (SAW)

Luqmanul Hakeem (RA)

  • Luqmanul Hakeem is a well-known Saint mentioned in Quran in a chapter by his own name
  • He is known for his sacrifice and wit and his advices towards his son have everlasting meanings.

Occasional Sight Seeing