Islamic Cairo attractions, Thungs to see & visit in Islamic Cairo, Amr ibn al-A'as , an Arabic leader conquered Egypt in 641 and became the first Arabic leader ruling Egypt, At that time Alexandria was the capital & it was no Cairo.
But the Arab decided to establish a new capital on the Nile east bank, and they called it Al Fustat city where it was built the first mosque in all Africa Amr ibn al-A'as mosque

 Later other ulers added more new capitals, mosques and palaces in the area around Amr mosque.
Different rulers added other new capitals very close to Fustat, in 969 the Fatimid chaliphate ruled Egypt, they built Cairo to be their capital and Cairo became the cultural , political & religious centre for their state, the location of the area which was choosen to build Cairo it is where are located now many important Islamic attractions such as Khan El Khalili market, Shari Al Muizz, which is a very old street full of many old mosques 7 Islamic buildings, and it extend to the famous street Al Azhar street where is located the most famous Fatimid mosque Al Azhar mosque, later on Egypt was ruled by the Ayyubid & the Mamluk dynasty , then the Ottoman Empire, but during these different three periods of Cairo history no one thought about changing the capital or building new Capital, So we can say that Cairo was developed of continuous extensions of the first Islamic capital Al Fustat, and  because every new ruler wanted to show to the Egyptian that he is religious & good man, so you will find many Islamic attractions in Cairo, most of these islamic attractions are mosques, schools ( Madrasa ) or Sabil ( a place used in  the past to offer free water for any one , you can say it is equal to the mineral water now but free water ), most books mean the area built by Muizz when they speak about Islamic Cairo attractions, but really there are more Islamic attractions out of it also if that area is always the best choice if you prefer the walking tours, but not so far from it there are the Mamluk monuments, one of the best Islamic attractiond from the Manmluk period is Sultan Hassan mosque, infront of it there is Al Rifaii mosque which is not very old , only 100 years ago but it deserve to be visited.

Then of course if you go to Old Cairo to visit Coptic Cairo, you can walk only few minutes to arrive the oldest mosque in Africa Amr Ibn As mosque, or go to Qalaa square to visit Saladin citedel & Muhammed Ali mosque inside it, from Al  Qalaa ( Cairo citadel ), you can see  the best panorama for most Islamic attractions in Cairo, you can see again Sultan Hassan & Rifai mmosques, & the beginning of Al Saliba street where are located many old mosques, Sabil & schools, the best one of them is Ibn Tolun mosque which was built 1200 years ago & it is the biggest mosque in all Egypt. Here we offer you a list with best Islamic attractions in Cairo, best places to visit & see in Cairo, if you have very short time and you cant decide easily what to do or see, we suggest to you  one of the following, Muizz street, Ibn Tolun mosque in Saliba street, Sultan Hassan mosque & Muhammed Ali mosque in Cairo citadel

 

Cairo Citadel, is one of best things and attractions to see in Islamic Cairo, it was built by Salah El Din ( Saladine ) to protect Egypt during the time of wars between the Crusaders 7 the Arab, later

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Cairo Islamic Attractions, Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, it is located in Qalaa square ( the citadel square ), Sultan Hassan mosque & Madrasa stand in front of Al Rifaii mosque & all of them stand at one of

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Al Rifai Mosque in Cairo, its entrance is exactly infront of Sultan Hasan mosque, all of them are located on the foot of Cairo Citadel, you can enter Sultan Hassan & Al Rifaii mosque by the same ticket, They

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Street of El Muizz in Cairo is the main street In Islamic Cairo, Muizz street was established in 969 by the Fatimid ruler ( El Muizz ) who orderd to build a new Egyptian capital and he called it (Al- Qahera ) or

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El Fotouh Gate (Bab El Fotouh ) & Bab El Nasr ( The Victory Gate ) , These two gates are of the most famous  attractions of Old Islamic Cairo .

The foundation of  The gate of Bab El Fotouh and

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Sultan Qalauon Complex in Muizz Street,it is one of best attractions in Islamic Cairo, , it is located along Muizz streetit was built in 1482 by Sultan Qalauon , the Mamluk ruler of Egypt at that time, Sultan Qalauon

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El Hakim mosque(380 - 403 e) - (990 - 1013 AD), Date of construction of the mosque

The construction of this mosque Began in the time of Caliph Aziz Bellah outside the walls of Cairo 380 AH /

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Barquq Mosque in Muizz Street, is next to Qalauon complex in Muizz street, all of them are good exaple to visit in Muizz street,, they ere of best palces to visit in a walking tour in Cairo , you

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Al Aqmar mosque, Cairo Islamic Cairo in Muizz street
This mosque is located Moez Street the Fatimid God religion.
Year of construction: (519 AH / 1125 AD).
Origin:
The establishment of this mosque due to the Caliph El Amer

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Ibn Tolun mosque, is the only building remained from Al Qatai city, which
was the second Islamic Arabic Egyptian capital built by the Tulunid dynasty,
It is considered to be the 2nd oldest mosque in Egypt after Amr Ibn

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In the 8th century AD, the Abbassid Chaliphate was ruling Egypt and most of the Islamic world, but the 8th century era was the weakest era of the Chaliphate, Actually the princes and the famous dynasties of the Islamic provinces

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Islamic museum in Cairo, it is located in Bab El Khalk destrict in Cairo, it is very easy to arrive to it from Cairo downtown or from the Old market or the Azhar street, Cairo Islamic museum is considered

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