Multi-Religious Compound in Cairo

Islam online:

It’s a unique mystical spot in the Egyptian capital where the Qur’an, the Bible, and the Torah are continuously recited. It’s the multi-religious compound, which has ancient churches from the pre-Islamic conquest era.
The holy family came to this spot some two thousand years ago for a hideout, or so the legend claims. Almost some 600 years later, The Prophet’s companion Amr Ibn Al-’As chose a nearby spot to build the first Mosque in Egypt and the whole of Africa. With the Ben Ezra Synagogue subtly nestled in the complex of churches, this special neighborhood serves as a perfect display of the three Ibrahamic religions embraced in Egypt

The Hanging Church:


The Coptic Museum in Cairo:


Ben Ezra Synagogue:


Amr Ibn Al-’As Mosque:

The Mosque is a perfect depiction of early Islamic architecture. It was built in the style of the Mecca and Medina mosques; with a courtyard in the middle and a large dome at its centre. The dome covers a huge water sink; for drinking only

Amr ibn al-As Mosque in Cairo, Egypt


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