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Egypt's Cabinet Denies Demolishing Ahl al-Bayt Mosques

Fri 02 Jun 2023 | 11:17 PM
Taarek Refaat

The Egyptian Cabinets Media Center denied the government's intention to implement a comprehensive plan to demolish and remove Ahl al-Bayt mosques to implement investment projects.

The media center stated - in a statement Friday - that it had contacted the Ministry of Awqaf, which categorically denied these reports, stressing that there is no truth to the government's intention to implement a comprehensive plan to demolish and remove any of the "Al-Bayt" mosques for the benefit of investment projects or others, and that the information circulated in the video is false and has no connection to reality.

It stressed that all Ahl al-Bayt mosques exist as they are, without prejudice or harm to any of them, because of their religious, historical and heritage value, noting the state's interest in implementing an integrated plan for the development and restoration of these mosques, in an integrated manner that is in line with with its historical and spiritual character, in parallel with the comprehensive development of services and facilities surrounding the sites of these mosques, including the roads, squares and entrances leading to them.

In a related context, a plan has been implemented to create a path for visits to Ahl al-Bayt mosques in the neighborhoods of the southern region of Cairo, which starts from the Sayyidah Zainab Mosque and ends at the Sayeda Aisha Mosque. It includes several sites, including: (Mosque of Sayeda Zainab - Mausoleum of Salar and Sanjar - Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun - Gayer Anderson Museum - House of Sakinah Pasha - Mosque of Sayeda Sakina - Mausoleum of Muhammad al-Anwar - Dome of Shagarat al-Durr - Dome of Atika and al-Jaafari - Mosque of Sayyidah Ruqayyah - Dome of Fatima Khatoun - Dome of Al-Ashraf Khalil - Al-Khalifa Park Park - up to Al-Sayeda Nafisa Mosque), and it includes several streets such as Port Said Street, Abdel Majeed Al-Labban Street, Al-Ashraf Street, and Al-Khalifa Street.