Mosques of Cairo

There weren’t many directions I could face in Cairo without seeing the dome of a mosque arching against the sky or a minaret stretching over the city.

The mihrab and minbar inside Sultan Hassan Mosque
The mihrab and minbar inside Sultan Hassan Mosque (the mibrab, niche, indicates the direction of Mecca)

We visited several, where we removed our shoes and covered our heads before entering the elaborate Islamic architectural wonders. It was the small details that captured my interest, like the geometric designed grill on the Rifai Mosque.

Al Azaar mosque, Cairo
Al Azaar mosque, Cairo
Al Rifai mosque, Cairo
Al Rifai mosque, Cairo

3 thoughts on “Mosques of Cairo”

  1. It takes my breathe away every time I see a “Jaali”, such intricate work on stone. And let me not even get started on the geometry and symmetry in them. Such patience and so much hard work. Love your post. Brings back my childhood memories

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