Nestled in Cairo’s medieval quarter, the centuries’ old al-Azhar mosque is set to be renovated following pledges this month by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to fund the restoration works.
The Grand Imam of al-Azhar welcomes an Emirati delegation.
Construction of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo was started by the Fatamids in 970. (Photo credit: historyfiles.co.uk)
Al Azhar Mosque. (Image Credit: Mohamed Hakem, via egyptianstreets.com)
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