Al-Hussein Mosque, Cairo- CC via Flickr/ Terrazzo
CAIRO – 12 March 2022: The Ministry of Endowments decided to close the historical and sacred Imam Hussein Mosque in Old Cairo Governorate for restoration and maintenance work ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar during which the Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to the sunset.
The Ministry announced in a statement that an operation room was formed to follow up the ministry’s preparations to receive the holy month by maintaining mosques and renewing their furniture, with conducting hygiene and sterilization campaigns.
The ministry added that some religious activities and ritual events are being prepared to be presented during the holy month.
The famous mosque was originally constructed in 1154 and was reconstructed in 1874. Some Shia Muslims believe Al-Hussein, grandson of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be Upon Him), is buried in the mosque.