Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque
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Coordinates: The Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque[name 1] is one of the most famous mosques in Cairo, located on the northern edge of Nasr City district in eastern Cairo. It was named after the 8th-century Sufi saint Rabia Al-Adawiya.
A number of important funerals were conducted at the mosque, including that of Anwar Sadat, partially due to its proximity to the cemetery east of Cairo. The mosque site is adjacent to the Ministry of Defense building.
In July 2013, after Mohamed Morsi was toppled in the July 3 coup, the mosque turned into sit-in camp for the supporters of President Morsi . The mosque was reportedly destroyed on August 14, 2013 during clashes between the protestors and the security forces.
The Association of the Rabia Al-Adawiya Mosque in 1993 is a well known association working in the field of philanthropy and development in Cairo. The Assembly Board of Directors consists of 11 members and works with the General Assembly of 300 volunteers, headed by Chancellor Syed Sobkey.
Extensions to the mosque
- An Association Hospital was established in 1997 and the hospital serves all disciplines and emergency units, outpatient clinics and a dialysis unit
- Hall of occasions
- Center for Human Development
- Center for Computer & Computer Science
- A center of Islamic culture.
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- "Rabaa Al-Adawiyah Mosque Destroyed In Cairo Clashes", Huffington Post
- "Rabaa Al-Adawiyah Mosque renovated"