Javascript is required to view this map.

Al-Azhar mosque

The mosque is located at Al-Azhar Street. It was founded in 972 by Jawhar al-Siqilly, built on the order of Caliph Muezz Li-Din Allah. The mosque aisles defined by round arches on pre-Islamic marble columns with Corinthian capitals, and with the axis to the mihrab emphasized by a wide longitudinal aisle (transept).The other aisles are transverse, running parallel to the qibla wall. Al-Azhar had six minarets.

Al-Azhar mosque
Al-Azhar mosque

Center for Conservation & Preservation of Islamic Architectural Heritage  

Egypt - Headquarter

85, Ramsis Street, (P.O.Box: 764)
11511 Cairo, Egypt

Tel  : +20 2 2575.2495 / 2577.6122
Fax : +20 2 2574.8872
Mail : info@ciah.biz

Germany - Representation Office

Cockerillstr. 100
52222 Stolberg, Germany

Tel  : +49 2402 12750.2000
Fax : +49 2402 12750.2900
Mail : office@ciah.eu


© Copyright 1984 - 2018 Centre for Conservation & Preservation of Islamic Architectural Heritage