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Mosque of Al-Azhar

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Address: El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
Description: The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque...
The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD.
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Went there to pray my Friday congregation pray. They had a kiraat reciter prior to the imam delivering the Friday sermon which was a treat for the heat and ears. The mosque... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went there to pray my Friday congregation pray. They had a kiraat reciter prior to the imam delivering the Friday sermon which was a treat for the heat and ears. The mosque holds a lot of history and culture which only be felt when your there. Please visit at least once on your trip to Cairo.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I love it and love the scene this old mosque . I suggest visiting it a very peaceful wonderful marvelous place . Huge mosques with old history and passed threw many time changing . Love it

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Western Australia, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were invited in as we were walking past, we were then given a tour of the Mosque, taken up inside the highest minaret and were allowed to stay and enjoy the view of the sun setting over Cairo as the call to prayer went out. An experience I'll never forget.

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Singapore
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29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Whilst it definitely is a tourist place, it's nice to know its still used as a ace of worship. It was easy to access and they supplied coverings if you were not wearing a skirt or head covering (as a female). The female prayer room was much smaller and in my opinion, slightly sad as compared to the men's prayer... More 

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Mbale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The architecture of the mosque was breathtaking. I loved strolling through the mosques central, open parlor. Great pic, especially at night!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We offered our Friday prayers here, listened to the most beautiful recitation of the quran, the atmosphere was great and its right next to Khan Al Khalili.

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Cairo, Egypt
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Al-Azhar mosque was build in 972 AD in the heart of Islamic Cairo to become the biggest Islamic university for studying Islam.it`s a massive building with tall minarets,divided into 4 Iwans dedicated to the 4 sectors of Islamic study each.Today it`s a the world`s biggest university where thousands of Egyptian and foreign students study secular science in addition to religious... More 

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Pakistan
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Ever since I had started planning my Egypt tour, Al-Azhar Mosque was on the top of the list to see. I happened to visit it at the end of my city and Islamic Cairo tour just after maghrib prayers. The road outside the mosque is full of hustle bustle and traffic. When I entered in I found myself in a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite a difficult decision! Of all the available attractions in Cairo, and vicinity; in addition to the Great Pyramids, and Sphinx, there are also some very beautiful mosques; which you may visit. One which we choose to visit was the... More 

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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

this mosque summerize the hestory of establishing Cairo. I feel relax when i go there. In addition there are alot of activities you can enjoy next to the mosque e.g. Restaurants, cafes, shops and hestorical places to visit.

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