Al-Azhar Mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque
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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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SidSne
Dundee, UK172 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a must visit Mosque in a trip to Cairo. Our Guide from Emo tours Ahmed Jackson was very helpful and explained everything very well.
The history, the construction and the place were magnificent. The panoramic view of city from top including pyramids are great Plan a day when there is no clouds to see this panoramic view. If time does not permit still worth a visit.
If you are in Cairo for 72 hours plus please fit this in.
Written February 27, 2022
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
Feb 2020
Al-Azhar Mosque is the first mosque established in Cairol the finest building of Cairo's Fatimid era , completed in AD 972. This mosque is well maintained, beautifully.Peaceful and clean inside. It has beautiful architect, ceilings, minarets and eye catching interiors. From the central courtyard, you get the best views of the mosque's five minarets, which cap the building. Across the courtyard is the main prayer hall, spanning a vast 3,000 square meters. 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 20, 2020
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mhkhashaba
Kuwait City, Kuwait615 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
One of old mosques in Egypt.
Still clean and beautiful.
Stay in quiet and calm place with blue sky above and forget the entire world.
Worth visiting for it’s spiritual magical feelings over there.
Written January 6, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
Oct 2019
Al-Azhar Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Cairo and famed for its university known to be amongst the authorities on Sunni theology and Islamic law. The mosque has a large courtyard surrounded by arcades on three sides, one of which is the main prayer hall. One of the most distinctive features of the mosque is the double minaret that I’ve never seen anywhere else.

To be honest, there’s not much to see in the mosque and I think you really need to be a believer to truly appreciate it.
Written November 7, 2019
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Visit 100 countries
San Francisco, CA22 contributions
May 2019
It is worth a visit especially if you are familiar about how powerful this mosque and university in the islamic world. To date, students all over the world go there to learn a special branch of Islam. The school was very powerful up to recently and still has some weight in Egypt and beyond.
Written April 24, 2020
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Rupawala
Surat, India457 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
A great masjid with huge pray area as well as The Quran learning center plus one of the oldest university.
The masjid was renovated by Fatemi Dai Dr. Saiyedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.
It has beautiful architect, ceilings, minarets and eye catching interiors, Must visit.
Written November 29, 2018
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M O
Los Angeles, CA1,705 contributions
Apr 2013 • Business
The whole area has a great OLD atmosphere , With small cafes that serve traditional food with Turkish coffee and tea . Traditional singers with their OOD ( A musical instrument ) and drums can entertain U for $15 an hour . It is a must to visit .
Written April 21, 2013
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DrWajid
London, UK22 contributions
Yes, Al Azhar is not only the oldest University in the world but also the origin of the black gowns we all wear during graduation - imitating the flowing robes of the Islamic Scholar on completion of his studies at Al-Azhar.

The main university has since moved to different buildings, but the Mosque is still the most wonderful place to visit and added to this it is one of the main centres of Islamic learning in the world with students from across the Muslim world.

Well worth a visit and its in the heart of Islamic cairo so a great place to start exploring.
Written May 21, 2008
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Syd Boore
White Plains, NY208 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Visiting Cairo and not Al Azhar is blasphemous! Al Azhar is a historic academic institution with a centuries old history, which when studies carefully, educates about the history of Muslims, including the trajectory of the development of Islamic jurisprudence.

The mosque is inside the seminary, you can't see one and not the other as much as they both are part of parcel of each other. Do visit if you're keen to learn about Islam and its influences not just in the context of Egypt but globally. In my view a trip to Cairo, without Al Azhar visit is incomplete.
Written August 8, 2018
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TopKingofKings
Nottingham, UK550 contributions
Mar 2013 • Family
This is my second visit to this mosque. Very close to Khan-El-Khallil Market. The mosque is beautiful and has a lovely courtyard. This is also a place for muslim students to learn arabic and quran amongst other things too and there is a library in the mosque where muslim students all over the globe come here and study Islam. This mosque has many great scholars if you want to learn a lot about Islam - the true essence of higher learning in Islam - and is part of Al-Azhar University
Written March 17, 2013
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