Last Update 22:17
Friday, 15 November 2019

Egypt's PM discusses details of Al-Hussein Mosque renovation

MENA , Ahram Online , Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
El-Hussein Mosque
El-Hussein Mosque in Cairo
Views: 1370
Views: 1370

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly expounded in a Wednesday meeting on the plans to renovate Al-Hussein Mosque in Old Cairo and the surrounding area.

In a meeting attended by the endowments minister, the Cairo governor and other senior officials, Madbouly affirmed that the move is part of a comprehensive plan by the government to develop Old Cairo.

The plan to renovate the mosque will include its facade, courtyard, interior area, dilapidated walls, the wudu' (ablution) area, and ceilings, as well as the expansion of the prayers areas.

After the renovation, there will be three prayers areas that can accommodate 6,000 worshipers in the men's area and 1,450 in the women's, said head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces Ihab El-Far.

The mosque will be supplied with central air conditioning and modern lighting and fire protection systems, he added.

The Al-Hussein Mosque was built in 1154. It is located in Cairo, near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, and is considered one of the most significant Islamic sites in Egypt.

The mosque is reputed to be the burial place of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.