Al-Hakim mosque lie in the north side of Islamic Cairo city walls, beside Bab Al-Fetouh. the mosque has been built in 990 AD 380 H. the mosque contain courtyard " Sahn " in the central and 4 Isles "Rewaqs" around, the biggest isle which in the eastern side. the mosque consider one of the biggest mosques in Egypt. It was only in 1980 that the Egyptian government accepted the patronage of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin the head of the Dawoodi Bohra sect.
The mosque was practically rebuilt in gleaming white marble and gold trim with remnants of the original decorations incorporated: stucco carvings, timber tie-beams, and Quranic inscriptions.
Al-Hakim is a central figure in both the Ismaili and Druze sects. Although the mosque is in use by local Egyptians, it is a place of pilgrimage and is the seat of the Ismaili Bohra congregation in Cairo. Amongst the Ismailis, the mosque is known as Al-Anwar, or "The Most Illuminated".
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