Thursday, December 15, 2011

Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo

Today I will try to keep my remarks to a minimum, since the whole point is to share the photos. Today's batch were taken on March 3, 2010. For more information, check out the Wikipedia article on Al-Azhar.
Minarets in three different styles
Wall niche, known as a mihrab, that indicates the Qiblah (Mecca)
Mihrab detail showing the lovely stone "eggs"
Our enthusiastic young guide was very eager to show us this marvelous book from the mosque library. I wish I had a copy!
COMING UP: Cairo Businesses

1 comment:

  1. was finding why my inheritance ring stone is called noor al-azhar!!!thanks finally saw the stones..


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