In Pics: Al-Fateh Mosque restoration works cost L.E 16M

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Sun, 05 Jan 2020 - 06:10 GMT

Al-Fateh Mosque after being restored - press photo

Al-Fateh Mosque after being restored - press photo

CAIRO - 5 January 2020: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani, Minister of Awqaf Mukhtar Goma, and Governor of Cairo Khaled Abdel-Al, visited Sunday the Royal Mosque of Al-Fateh in Abdeen, Cairo.

The officials followed up the latest developments in the mosque in preparation for its opening next week, in the presence of Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri; Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Engineering Affairs Hisham Samir; Head of the Islamic, Coptic and Judaic Antiquities Sector Gamal Mostafa and Head of the ministry's Projects Sector Abdullah Abul Ela.

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Royal Mosque of Al-Fateh in Abdeen after being restored- press photo


The head of the Projects Sector indicated that the project cost nearly L.E 16 million.

According to Gamal Mostafa, the mosque consists of a main square for performing prayers upon which a dome is located. Three blocks of buildings with hallways and rooms that serve the various purposes of the mosque were attached to the prayer’s square from its western, southern and eastern sides.

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Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani, Minister of Awqaf Mukhtar Goma, and Governor of Cairo Khaled Abdel-Al, visited Sunday the Royal Mosque of Al-Fateh in Abdeen, Cairo.- press photo


The main facade of the mosque is located on its western side, and overlooks the garden of Abdeen Palace. Its height is 15.70 meters. The west facade is in the middle of the royal entrance to the mosque, and the minaret of the mosque is located in the southeastern corner.

The mosque consists of an equilateral square surrounded by four huge red granite columns. The mihrab, which is located in the center of the qibla wall, has been decorated with an unparalleled type of colored marble in the form of bars. The minbar is decorated with floral inscriptions deeply carved and painted with gold.

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Royal Mosque of Al-Fateh in Abdeen after being restored- press photo


The mosque is located on Abdeen Street and occupies the eastern part of Abdeen Palace. It was established by Abdeen el-Amir Bey. Adjacent to his palace, is a small mosque known as Al-Fateh Mosque.

Abdeen Bey worked to renew the mosque, so the mosque was named after him, Abdeen Mosque. The mosque dates back to the era of King Fouad I 1338 AH / 1918, where King Fouad ordered the renewal of the Mosque. The old entrance and minaret were preserved. It was set up in the style of Ottoman mosques, and its space has been doubled.

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