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Sultan Hassan Mosque

Listed under Mosques in Cairo, Egypt.

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Founded by Sultan Al-Nasser Hassan bin Mohammed bin Qala’oun as a mosque and school, there are four sects of Sunnism (Shafite, Malikite, Hanefte and Hanbalite) that teach individually but pray together. It is considered, in terms of style, the most cohesive and compact of all monuments in Cairo. Most worth your attention are the cornices, the entrance, and the massive staircase. Many consider the Sultan Hassan Mosque to be the most outstanding Islamic monument in northern Africa. It is a place of praise and wonder to the many in the Muslim world, as structure said to inspire reflection, modesty, humility and faith.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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