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Sayeda Zeinab Mosque, El Mosky

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Contact: +20 (0)2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
Open Hours: 24 hours daily
Dedicated to and named after the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, this large mosque was renovated many times over the centuries and is distinguished by its tin dome. Sayeda Zeinab sought refuge in Egypt after the Ummayads slew her brother, Hussein, in 680 CE. Her body is entombed inside the mosque. Many Egyptians—especially women—consider Sayeda Zeinab a saint, and visit the mosque seeking her baraka (blessing) in matters of fortune and health. While the mosque is not perceived as a tourist site, foreign visitors may enter if they dress modestly and act respectfully.