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Description Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabic: جامع الأزهر‎ Gāma` al-Azhar, "mosque of the most resplendent") is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt. Al-Mu‘izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahra (the shining one). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the city of a thousand minarets."[i] More.
Date 29 May 2010, 11:59
Source Minarets of Al.Masjid Al.Azhar مآذن الجامع الأزهر / Cairo / Egypt - 29 05 2010
Author Ahmed Al.Badawy from Cairo, Egypt

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30° 2′ 44.83″ N, 31° 15′ 44.80″ E

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