On Tuesday, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the Al-Sayeda Nafisa Mosque and mausoleum after the completion of its renovation and restoration.
Sayeda Nafisa (145-208 Hijra / 762-824 AD) is the granddaughter of Imam Hassan, the son of the Caliph Ali ibn Abi Taleb, and the great-granddaughter of prophet Muhammad.
She was bestowed with the honorific title Nafisat Al-Elm (“the possessor of precious knowledge”) for her spiritual and religious wisdom.
Sayeda Nafisa first came to Egypt with her husband Ishaq Al-Moetaman in Ramadan of the year 193 Hijra (809 AD). Egyptians came from as far away as the coastal city of Arish to greet her in great public processions on hawdags (camel rides).
She lived in Egypt for seven years, during which she was a major icon of spiritual guidance for Egyptians.
For more about her life, moulid, and history of her tomb which is known as “the throne of truth and secrets,” read here