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Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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Beutiful mosque with amazing history.

I think this is one of the oldest masjid of the world that was built around 641–642 AD. Amr Ibn El-Aas was the comander of muslims at that time and by order of Caliph Umar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is one of the oldest masjid of the world that was built around 641–642 AD. Amr Ibn El-Aas was the comander of muslims at that time and by order of Caliph Umar, was the first Arab conqueror of Egypt. In 641. The masjid is beautiful and very big. A must thing to see during your visit in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The name of the masjid is related to Amr Ibn-ElAas the arab military commander who leaded the Muslim conquest of Egypt .... It locates in Alfustat district of ancient Egypt (the first capital of Islamic Egypt) near ben Ezra synagogue and the hanging church...it is better to visit them all at the same tour but avoid Fridays....

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went to pray Friday in this old mosque, we had to arrive 2 hours before Jomaa pray because almost there is no foot step. lots of crowds are there already. You can smell the history if you are praying inside. Mosque is open for tourists visits all days except Friday.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A very "antique" mosque, a very important place: This is, where Cairo has started. A lovely experience - together with the first traces of christians in Egypt...10 minutes walk away... Got, folks, GO!

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This mosque is located in the old religious district of Cairo. I recommend that you read up on Amr Ibn Al Aas, who was a companion of Prophet Mohammed, before you visit. Understanding who he was and what he did for Islam will make your experience all the richer. Women who are wearing pants or tight fitting clothing or no... More 

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Thank Z042010
Abuja, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This magnificent mosque houses the first site of the first mosque in Egypt (according to our guide). It has a wide and open courtyard which makes the mosque cool. Do be careful with your items however as a colleague's bag was lost in the mosque.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

It is one of the best mosques in cairo as it is a great building locating in old cairo, pray there has special feelings especially in Ramadan, i prayed there several time in Tahajod and prayed with my wife in Fajr

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Thank ahmedharbi
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The interiors are incredibly fine here - cool and serene - the acoustics are stunning and way different to anything previously experienced in a sacred place. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Resurgam20
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I'm in love with Amr ibn elas mosque, it was the first attraction site to visit when I was 7 years old, so no place is comparable to it & I always hang out there. You will be impressed by the architecture & spiritual atmosphere , even for non muslim you can meditate there .. I like its hall, its... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

it was a nice visit, although for women the main area is not accessible since it's a men's praying area

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