Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi performs the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Alexandria, June 25, 2017 - Press photo via president's office Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi performs the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Alexandria, June 25, 2017 - Press photo via president's office

Sisi performs Eid prayers in Alexandria for second year

Sun, Jun. 25, 2017
CAIRO – 25 June 2017: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi performed the Eid al-Fitr prayers early Sunday morning in Alexandria’s Mohamed Korayem Mosque for the second year in a row. The mosque is located in the maritime forces headquarters in Ras El Tin district in Alexandria, on the Mediterranean Sea.


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President Sisi and other top officials perform the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Alexandria, June 25, 2017 - Press photo via president's office

The prayers were also attended by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, Defense Minister General Sedky Sobhy, Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa and Grand Mufti Shawky Alam.

The mosque is named after the former ruler of Alexandria under the Ottoman Empire, Mohamed Korayem, who refused to surrender the city to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798, leading national resistance against French forces after they occupied the city. Later the same year he was executed by a firing squad upon the orders of Bonaparte.

The three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration comes right after the holy month of Ramadan. Eid prayers take place early in the morning on the first day of the holiday.

 
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