Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque

Mosque of Sayyidna al-Hussein, also called Sayyiduna al-Husayn Mosque, is one of the most sacred Islamic sites in Egypt, and reputed burial place of the head of al-Hussein, grandson of the Prophet. Thus the area around the mosque is considered sacred: bread sold here is believed to have a special baraka (blessing) and alcohol is banned.

Inside of Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque. Lonely Planet said non-Muslims are not allowed in, but we had no trouble to visit inside of the mosque.


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