Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar Mosque was founded in AD 970 and is one of Cairo's earliest mosques and its sheikh is the highest theological authority for Egyptian Muslims. Al-Azhar Mosque was also the world's oldest surviving university.

Al-Azhar Mosque with its three minarets

Al-Azhar Mosque central courtyard

To go into Al-Azhar mosque, attire needs to be proper and shoes have to be taken off. See the shoe? We carried it ourselves to avoid any tussle for the baksheesh or tips later. It's unbelievable that they did it at their sacred place.

Al-Azhar Mosque minaret


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