Egypt’s First Lady says Islamic Cultural Center will be beacon of knowledge



Thu, 23 Mar 2023 - 09:02 GMT


Thu, 23 Mar 2023 - 09:02 GMT


CAIRO – 23 March 2023: Egypt’s First Lady Intissar El Sisi said that she is certain that the Islamic Cultural Center in the New Administrative Capital (NAC) would be a nucleus for offering a plethora of services and a beacon of knowledge and enlightened religious discourse.

In a post on her social media accounts on Thursday, she said she witnessed with pride and joy the opening of this comprehensive cultural edifice by President Abdel Fatah El Sisi on the eve of the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated Egypt's Islamic Cultural Center in the New Administrative Capital early Thursday.

The center consists of one of the world's largest mosques as it has a capacity of 107,000 worshippers and the length of its minarets is 140 meters. It also has a number of halls for various ceremonies, and chambers for teaching Koran to men, women, and children. The establishment has a parking lot and a seven-storey parking whose capacity is 3,000 cars.

Ahead of the inauguration, the President had the Suhoor (a morning meal eaten by Muslims before the dawn call during Ramadan) with workers in the capital, according to a statement by the presidential spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy. He also listened to religious songs by a number of youth singers.



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