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Al-Hakim Mosque

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason the Dawoodi branch of Shia Islam financed the restoration of this mosque in 1980 is its origin. Dawoodis who mainly live in West Inda follow the teachings of a Fatimid imam. The Al-Hakim mosque or at least the two peculiar minarets date from...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Mosques are unusual to us westerners, and this one is specially beautiful. Is is huge and is named after a leader with a very unusual history. He disappeared into the desert at the height of his power. Some think he became a Christian.

1  Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 12 March 2017

There are many better mosques in Cairo but probably few as versatile, the mosque was used as a prison during the crusades, as a stable by Saladin, as a fortress by Nepoleon and fell out of use. Later in 1980’s a Islamic Sect in India...More

1  Thank Mayank A
Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of the best attractions in Islamic Cairo, highly recommended when you are visiting Al Muezzin Street.

2  Thank houssam_sabry
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Located at El Moeez St. area which nice historical place to see. Smell of history is flying over there and love it , just need more organization.

1  Thank ALAREKI
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Not the most interesting mosque in Cairo by a long shot, but not a bad stop. Interesting minarets. It's just inside Bab Al-Futah, the northern gate jn Muizz Street.

Thank avalon2020
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A beautiful mosque. Lovely to visit. Very welcoming. No entrance fees, but good give the man who looks after shoes a tip. There are toilets here which they let me use.

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very little of interest to the tourist its coves are fairly run down and very little of interest, even the local visitors don't seem to have a lot of respect. Unless you want to visit a Mosque give it a miss

Thank LaurieLuton
Reviewed 8 May 2016

When you walk down the Muizz Street (Muizz li Din Allah) in the Islamic Quarter in Cairo till the end, you will reach one of the big old town gates, the Bab el Futuh. Before this gate you will find the El Hakim Mosque on...More

1  Thank sheepsi
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A beautiful and peaceful place, the architecture is amazing and at sunrise and sunset you see pigeons flying in circles which is a beautiful sight. you can just sit there and do nothing and relax yourself

1  Thank huz52
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