Thursday, April 16, 2015

Photos From Planet #Egypt : Mawlid Sayyida Nafisa 2015

This could be late but it is never too late to share those photos captured by Egypt’s most talented photographers like Mosa’ab El-Shamy, Roger Anis and Ahmed Haymen. Those photos from the Mawlid of Sayyida or Saint Nafisa in Cairo late last month.
Lady Nafisa who is considered one of the most important Islamic Patron Saints of Cairo was the granddaughter of Prophet Mohamed “PBUH.
She was also one of the most important teachers of Islam in her age and got many students including Emam El-Shafei , the founder of Shafei school of Fiqh.
In the Mawlid you will find people from all over the country and all ages paying their respect to the Prophet's great grand daughter. You see the rich and poor , the old and the young, the sufis and the simple people looking for miracles. It is another world.

The photos are amazing. Those guys do not stop to amaze me every year with their wonderful photos.
It is like another world in Egypt with all followers paying tribute to Lady Nafisa. I look to her history and how she was considered one of the most important scholars at her time and how now women are being marginalized by religious men.
This is my favorite photo from that collection. This photo is by Roger Anis.
By Roger Anis
 The old man looks as if he were in another realm.

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