The mosque of Al Refaie(cairo) - tourism in Egypt

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The mosque of Al Refaie(cairo)

The mosque of Al Refaie' is viewed as one of the wonderful Islamic structures in Cairo. The mosque is situated in the Qala'a square before the stronghold simply confronting the immense Mosque of Al Sultan Hassan. The Refaie Mosque was adorned by Khoshiar, the mother of Khedive Ismail to be the tomb of the imperial family


No one knows why precisely did Khoshiar pick that area this little "Zaweya" asking spot, to assemble the mosque. Possibly on the grounds that she needed to construct a mosque that is like that of Al Sultan Hassan in its size and enormity. She needed to restore the Zaweya of Al Refaie so she purchased all the encompassing zones around it and afterward she crushed the Zaweya all things considered and began to manufacture another colossal mosque

The mosque was based on the site of a more established mosque called mosque of "Al Zakhira" which was inherent the Ayubids time and it contained the fates of numerous Islamic Imams and religious individuals

In spite of the fact that the mosque of Al Refaie is named after Sheik Ahmed Al Refaie who was the Sufi pioneer of Al Refaieya strategy, he was never covered there. He was quite covered in Egypt. In any case, the Zaweya kept having the name of Al Refaie and subsequently a precursor of Al Refaie, Sheik Abu Shebak was covered there.

Egyptian best development engineer at the time, Hussein Fahmy Pasha made a configuration for the new mosque to contain the tombs of the regal family. He likewise included two vaults for the two sheikhs who were covered there, Ali Abu Shebak and Yehia Al Ansary

Be that as it may, in 1881 the building work ceased to add a few changes to the configuration, yet the entire procedure halted with the passing of Khoshiar Hanem in 1885 and she was covered in the mosque.

A quarter century later, when Abbas Helmy the second got to be leader of Egypt, he requested Hatz Pasha, the executive of the relationship of Egyptian Antiquities at the time, to keep fabricating the mosque.

The mosque was initially opened for open on Friday of the year 1912

The Mosque of Al Refaie was worked to resemble the colossal mosque of Al Sultan Hassan in its size, tallness, and extravagance. It contained colossal passage doors with tall sections made out of rock and marble with rich Arabic beautifications. The developers of the mosque didn't need it to seem like a mythical being next to the goliath

The mosque from inside has a rectangular shape with the region of 7500 meter with 1767 meters arranged for supplicating and the rest was worked as a sepulcher

The primary entryway of the mosque is situated in its western side or more it lays an arch which is improved with gold. At that point there is an entryway that prompts the tombs of Abu Shebak and Ali Al Ansary.

The vast majority of the dividers of the Mosque are designed with hued marbles that were foreign from seven nations from all around the globe. The dividers, entryways, and windows of the mosque is exceptionally enhanced with Abanos wood and a ton of brilliant trimmings

The Mihrab of the Mosque is situated inside its Eastern dividers and it is dressed with hued marble and has four marble sections. There are five hued lines drawn inside the Mihrab and some of them contain brilliant adornments

Close to the Mihrab, there is the captivating Minbar which was embellished with ivory, midnight, and mother of pearl. It has an entirely interesting style as it was made in the Mamluk way. The little entryway of the Minbar is rich with wooden enrichments

A standout amongst the most amazing things of the mosque is its white unadulterated alabaster Dekka, or spot of the petition guest. It is exceptional in its outline and enhancements that you don't discover anything like it in the entire nation of Egypt. It is based on eight white marble sections holding it and it contains some Quran engravings which were composed with unadulterated gold

In the northern side of the mosque, there are six doors. Four of them lead to the entombment rooms of the lords, rulers, and regal family

The first of these rooms contains the tombs of four of the Khedive Tawfik children and little girls: Wahida who kicked the bucket in 1858, Zeinab who passed on in 1875, Ali Gamal El clamor who passed on in 1893, and Ibrahim Helmy who kicked the bucket in 1926. There is a lovely little vault over this room which is beautified with Quranic engravings

Toward the west, there is another room where Khedive Ismail and his mom, Khoshiar Hanem, the manufacturer of this mosque were covered

A while later, there is the room where the little girls of Khedive where the spouses of Ismail were covered and they are: Shohrat Vasa who kicked the bucket in 1895, Ganayar who passed on in 1912, and Gushm Afet who passed on in 1907.

There is an entryway from this room prompts the room where Sultan Hussein Kamal, the child of Ismail who ruled Egypt in 1914 and passed on in 1917 to be trailed by his sibling kind Farouk

The Shah of Iran, Mohamed Reda Bahlawy, the previous spouse of ruler Fawzeya was covered in the Mosque of Al Refaie and this episode has an unfortunate story behind it. At the point when the Islamic upset rose in Iran, he was banished. He couldn't discover a spot to host him until the previous Egyptian president Anwar El Sadat invited him in Egypt and when he passed on, Al Saddat requested that he ought to be covered in the Mosque of Al Refaie. His tomb room is a standout amongst the most astounding in the mosque as it is adorned with excellent marble floor and dividers. For some odd reason, the father of the Shah was covered for quite a while in the same room

Next to the room of the Iranian Shah, there is the entombment room of ruler Foaud (1868-1936). In the eastern mass of this room, there is an entryway that prompts the tomb of lord Farouk who kicked the bucket in Rome in 1965

Ruler Farouk needed to be covered in the Mosque of Al Refaie close to his family and relatives. Be that as it may, the previous Egyptian president at the time, Gamal Abdel Nasser, didn't care for the thought. He concurred that King Farouk can be covered in Cairo however not in the Mosque of Al Refaie and this is the thing that really happened. Until in 1970, when Nasser passed away, the assortment of King Farouk was exchanged to the Mosque of Al Refei