Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

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Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque
جامع أبو العباس المرسي
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
Branch/traditionSunni
Location
LocationAlexandria, Egypt
Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque is located in Northern Egypt
Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque
Shown within Northern Egypt
Geographic coordinates31°12′19.7″N 29°52′55.8″E / 31.205472°N 29.882167°E / 31.205472; 29.882167Coordinates: 31°12′19.7″N 29°52′55.8″E / 31.205472°N 29.882167°E / 31.205472; 29.882167
Architecture
Typemosque
Date established1307

The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque (Arabic: جامع أبو العباس المرسي) is an Egyptian mosque in the city of Alexandria. It is dedicated to the 13th century Murcian Andalusi Sufi saint Abul Abbas al-Mursi, whose tomb it contains.

It is located in the Anfoushi neighborhood of Alexandria, near the Citadel of Qaitbay.

History[edit]

Abul Abbas al-Mursi died in 1286 and was buried here. The mosque was first built in 1307.

The mosque was designed and built in today's current form by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi in the years 1929/1945, and was highly influenced by Egypt's Old Cairo buildings and architecture.

It served in turn as a key source of inspiration for the much larger Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, completed in 2007 after more than a decade of building work.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "7 Facts You Must Know About Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque". MSN News. 12 March 2021.
  2. ^ Vanessa Chiasson (15 November 2019). "8 Of The Most Beautiful Places In Abu Dhabi". Travel Awaits.

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