Mosques are unusual to us westerners, and this one is specially beautiful. Is is huge and is named after a leader with a very unusual history. He disappeared into the desert at the height of his power. Some think he became a Christian.
There are many better mosques in Cairo but probably few as versatile, the mosque was used as a prison during the crusades, as a stable by Saladin, as a fortress by Nepoleon and fell out of use. Later in 1980’s a Islamic Sect in India...更多