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All You Need to Know about Sayyida Nafisa Mosque

Tue 08 Aug 2023 | 03:28 PM
Ahmed Emam

The Sayyida Nafisa Mosque located in Cairo was constructed on top of Sayyida Nafisa's burial site. Sayyida Nafisa was the great-granddaughter of Prophet Mohamed (SAW) and the daughter of al-Hasan al-Anwar, the son of Zaid bin Hassan bin Imam Ali (AS).

In 809 AD, she relocated from Medina (previously known as Hejaz, now Saudi Arabia) to Cairo where she passed away in 824 AD. Sayyida Nafisa was married to Ishaq al-Mutamin, who was the son of the Imam Jafar al-Sadiq.

According to some historians, Sayyida Nafisa dug her own grave as she knew her time on earth was coming to an end. She would enter the grave every day to worship in it. Sayyida Nafisa was renowned not only for her piety and self-control but also for her teachings on religion.

Sayyida Nafisa was famous for her teachings on religion, as well as her piety and self-control.

The mosque, originally built by the governor of Egypt, Ubaydullah bin Sirri bin al-Hakam, has been renovated several times since its construction in the past, with the latest renovation in 2023 by President Abdel Ftah El-Sissi and the Indian Buhra Community Leader in Egypt Sultan Mufaddal Saifuddin.

Sayyida Nafisa was also renowned for her charitable nature, often giving away all of her gifts to those in need and keeping very little for herself.

She passed away during Ramadan in the year 208 Hijri, and although her husband had planned to take her remains to Medina, the people of Egypt wished for her to be buried in Cairo, and their wish was granted.