Al Emam Al Hussein Mosque
Al Emam Al Hussein Mosque
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Dalbir_S_Virdi
Navi Mumbai, India3,020 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Saw this Mosque in the evening from outside. Since its an active Mosque and Prayers were being held, we couldn't go inside. The architecture is very new and its built over the original Mosque of Hussain Ibn Ali (Grandson of Prophet Mohammed) which was built in 12th century. This was rebuilt in 19th century. If you are at the Main Bazaar Al-Khalili, you can see the rear part of the Mosque. Its said that Head of Hussain is buried here after he was killed in the Battle of Karbala in Iraq. Its a belief that needs to be respected.
Written March 11, 2020
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Faysordinarylife
Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
It is a sacred place for Muslims. According to some traditions head of Imam Hussain(Grand son of Prophet Muhammad SAW ) is buried here. The mausoleum is inside the mosque. The place is very crowded espacially the women's side. It was difficult to stand steady inside mosque. The place has spiritual feels. Once you are infront of mausoleum , you will have very calming vibes. The only thing broke my heart was debris and unhygienic condition outside the mosque. The area around mosque is very crowded.
Written December 28, 2020
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O M E R
Greater London, UK3,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
One of the historically significant mosques in Cairo that houses a shrine. Al-Hussein mosque is located next to old Cairo's famous Khan-El-Khalili bazaar, and just across the road from city's iconic Al-Azhar mosque.
Written January 6, 2024
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The (Sayyidna)-Hussein Mosque near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, cairo in the area known as Al-Hussain, is a mosque and mausoleum originally built in 1154, then later reconstructed in 1874.It is named after Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Hussain ibn Ali. Some Shia Muslims believe that Al-Hussein’s head is buried on the grounds of the mosque. Thirteen Fatimid Imams, from the 9th, Muhammad at-Taqi, to the 20th, Al-Amir bi-Ahkami l-Lah, are buried there as well. Non-Muslims are not allowed into the building, but the structure can be viewed from the outside by tourists. Muslim womans can only enter from side gate (not in the main prayer hall).The mosque is an active place of worship, at the time of visiting the mosque women need to cover their heads; arms and legs and all visitors will need to leave their shoes prior to entering the mosque.
Written March 27, 2020
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Rahbar
Atlanta, GA174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A sacred place where according to tradition, the head of Imam Husain AS is buried. While other traditions believe that the entire body is buried in Iraq, it’s a place of meditation and prayer regardless. FYI I’ve heard that the place has plenty of pickpockets who target tourists. So if you are not dressed in local costumes (abaya for women), so leave your wallets and phones etc outside.
Written August 13, 2023
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Sumayya K
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It was too full, and it is not true that nabi saw grandson head is burried here. Alot of bidah here. It is a beautiful mosque to visit but not to believe that his head is there
Written July 15, 2023
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,412 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is another attractive mosque to visit in Islamic Cairo. I was in a bit of a rush to get back to my hotel and head to the airport, so I didn't try and go inside. Looks quite decent from the outside though.
Written April 11, 2020
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Farjad A
London, UK146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A very sombre mosque reputed to have some remains of Imam Hussein's buried within its confines. A beautiful, if thought provoking place that requires contemplation. The hawkers outside pounce on anyone they think is a tourist, so be prepared.
Written August 11, 2019
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I briefly visited the outside of this mosque which dates back to 1154 AD. A plaque outside of the mosque advises visitors that it is named after Al-Emam Al-Hussein, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The other plaques outside of the mosque are written in Arabic; the largest of which is a blessing. As with all mosques, this mosque can be identified from a distance by the minaret which stands to the left of the front of the mosque.

My Egyptologist guide provided a summary of the interesting history of this mosque which stands next to the Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar. I learned that Shia Muslims believe that Al-Hussein’s head is buried on the grounds of the mosque. In addition, the mosque reportedly houses some items considered sacred by Muslims, including the oldest complete manuscript of the Holy Quran.

As with all houses of worship proper dress and decorum is required. As a non-Muslim visitor, I did not enter the mosque since worshippers were entering for prayers.
Written June 14, 2019
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Nesreen E
United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
A wonderful historical mosque! Definitely worth a visit! Recently renovated with clean thick carpets. A very spiritual place as well.
Written June 5, 2023
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