Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque

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Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque

Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque

The Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque (Arabic: مسجد رابعة العدوية‎, pronounced [ˈɾɑbʕɑ l.ʕædæˈwejjæ]), also transliterated Rabi'a Al-Adawiya, Rabaa El-Adawia or Rabaa El-Adaweya, is a well-known mosque 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 high-profile funerals have been conducted at the mosque, including that of Anwar Sadat and Ma'mun al-Hudaybi,[1] partially due to its proximity to the cemetery east of Cairo.

In July 2013, Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque and the adjacent Rabaa Square became a sit-in protest area for supporters of President Mohamed Morsi after he was removed from power by Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on July 3. The mosque was later destroyed on August 14, 2013 during what became known as the August 2013 Cairo sit-ins dispersal, when security forces violently moved in and evacuated the area, resulting in at least 638 deaths.[2][3] The mosque was later rebuilt under the direction of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

Association of the Rabia Al-Adawiya Mosque[edit]

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 a General Assembly of 300 volunteers, headed by Chancellor Syed Sobkey.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Richards, George (August 3, 2013). "Why Rabaa Al-Adaweya?: The Story Behind the Mosque". Muftah. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mohsen, Manar (August 16, 2013). "Health Ministry raises death toll of Wednesday's clashes to 638". Daily News Egypt. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Egypt bloodshed draws condemnation, calls for dialogue". CBC News. August 14, 2013. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 

Coordinates: 30°04′00″N 31°19′33″E / 30.0668°N 31.3258°E / 30.0668; 31.3258