Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kodak Agfa presents : A quick look to Al-Azhar Mosque

Kodak Agfa is active this Ramadan, touring from time to time in Islamic Cairo thanks to the Holy Month.
From two weeks ago I got an Iftar Invitation at Hussein Famous Quarter in the heart of Khan El-Khalil and I could not stop myself from taking my camera and take shots for everything in that historical rich area.
Luckily for me I took a couple of photos for the famous Al-Azhar Mosque’s exterior before going into the world of Khan El-Khalil and narrow passages.
Al-Azhar Mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque 
Al-Azhar, Egypt’s most important and influential Islamic Sunni Institution is located in the heart of Fatimid Cairo.
You may know the current most important Sunni institution world was originally founded in 970 by North African Fatimids to spread Shiism in the world. Now Sheikh Al-Azhar declares the fight on Shiism directly in some historical irony.
Al-Azhar Mosque 
Al-Azhar is currently being renovated as you can see. I hope that the renovation is done correctly.

Al-Azhar Mosque
Al- Azhar Mosque during the restoration works
In front of Al-Azhar Mosque, there is a very interesting Mosque; the Mosque of Mohamed Abu Dahab. Abu Dahab, the infamous Mamluk who ruled in Egypt in the 18th century.
Abu Dahab mosque in Cairo
Abu Dahab mosque in Cairo
Here is a photo for Mohamed Abu El-Dahab Mosque in the early 20th century, I assume.
Abu Dahab mosque in Cairo
Abu Dahab Mosque in the old days 
You can see the shops or rather bazaars under the Mohamed Abu Dahab Mosque now in the photos.
Here is the complete photo gallery showing Al-Azhar Mosque.

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