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Mosque of Syeda Zainab

Syeda Zainab, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Wonderful mosque that houses the shrine of Syeda Zainab (RA), the sister of Hazrat Imam Hussain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Spiritual experience to come to this mosque. Beautiful Maqam and blessed area to visit. Well... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Nidal T
Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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Syeda Zainab, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful mosque that houses the shrine of Syeda Zainab (RA), the sister of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), both the grand-children of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). A must-see attraction for all Muslim tourists visiting the city, however, the non-Muslim tourists are more than welcome too. There...More

Thank waqarsarwar
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Spiritual experience to come to this mosque. Beautiful Maqam and blessed area to visit. Well maintained.

Thank Nidal T
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was a very emotional visit to the shrine of the Holy Sister of the martyred Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Syeda Zainab witnessed the most horrific events of the 7th century and herself was subjected to terrible ordeals at...More

Thank usmanibari
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Coming to the blessed shrine of Sayyida Zaynab was an emotional experience and a must do for all Muslims visiting Cairo. We caught an uber from Al Hussain Mosque, did ziyara and then walked from to Sayyida Nafisa, Sayyida Aisha and Imam Sha'afi- all within...More

Thank Zanab J
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went there for a short time. lots of poor people outside begging outside. people hugging the silvery case outside and crying , lamenting , praying. a scene you should see at least once.

Thank IronMuZz
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Visit to Syeda Zainab Mosque, makes you enjoy very special atmosohere and culture and life of simple Egyptian People

Thank Adel S
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Full of the devouts, spiritually enlightening and not far from imam hussain mosque Very beautiful mosque

Thank Anjum N
Reviewed 30 May 2016

we always want to visit this place.... a syeda zainab was the bravest sister of imam hussain..... it was a pleasure to visit this place......

Thank Snj16
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Was so cool to check out this part of the city. The Mosque is so beautiful, and if you visited, don't forget to eat at "Al Refaie Grills" and after the delicious meal, pass by the nearest juice shop and have some mind blowing "Sobia"....More

Thank Wael R
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This place is very popular with the locals, and it's still used during the prayer time so make sure to time your visit between them, you will always find people handing over free food.

Thank hamza a
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