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Hi,

I hope you all are in the best of health and eemaan. 

I am planning to go to egypt early January.If I go there then I believe Ziaaraat is a must. I am looking for a list of places relevant to us ithnasharies... I have found these uptill now:

Imam Hussain Mosque (Khan el Khelili Bazaar)
shrines of sayida zainab, sayida sukaina, sayida nafisa, 
Shrine of Malik e Ashtar (Near el Marg station)
Shrine of Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr (Masjid Muhammad al-Saghir) in coptic cairo near 'Mar Girgis Metro station
Shrine of Lady Atika
 
 
Some of these places I am really not sure of the exact locations.. If someone can guide me on 2 things it would be great:
1) Any more sites that is a must visit once in Cairo
2) The Locations of the above and other places.
 
I know some of these places have weak historic lines of their buriul sites in egypt. But still I would love to go there.
 
Best Regards

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Malik al ashtar details here:

Overall I'd recommend staying in central Cairo, because Islamic Cairo is then very close by. Some big hotels are on the outskirts and travelling in can take a very long time because of the traffic. I used tripadvisor to rent a flat for a week, which worked out really well. 

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I was also in Cairo not too long ago, there are other sites of ziarat:

 

Ruqayya bint Ali - It is on the road between sayeda Nafisa and the Sukayna Mosque - I couldn't find any info on her, but not doubt Imam Ali Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã did have at least one daughter by that name.

 

Ali bin Ja'far - Next to Ruqayya, historian gives 3 locations for his resting place, none cite Cairo

 

A'isha bint Ja'far - Also quite near sayeda Nafisa, info about her isn't clear as well, most sources say that the Imam didn't have daughter by that name, altough some do.

 

Atika - Supposedly the aunt of the Prophet (s) - Next to Ali bin Ja'far - I doubt this is authentic as the grave doesn't say she is the daughter of Abdul Muttalib

 

Muhammad bin Abi Bakr - His remains are in a box buried in a mosque called 'Masjid Muhammad al-Saghir' it is in Coptic Cairo, quite close to the Amr ibn al-As mosque.

 

Zayn al-Abideen - Some Shi'a that I met in Egypt say it is where the head of Zayd bin Ali was brought for a bried time, I found a web site that said that as well.

 

There is also Malik al-Ashtar somewhere near by, there is a thread about that from a couple of years ago.

 

 

I'll try and post some pictures at a later time insha'Allah

 

 

(Umar's jewsih rabbi Ka'ab al-Ahbar is buried quite near sayeda Zaynab - if anyone cares)

 

http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235014994-ziarat-in-cairo/

The pictures that I posted have been lost for some reason, I think that I still have them, I'll post them tomorrow insha'Allah, but you should take some and post them.

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Thanks Ali Hussain, I hope to take some pictures and co-ordinates on google maps for future reference.. Specially those places that are authentic....

 

I saw this post.. however to find Ruqayyah bint Ali (s.a) I have to first know where Syeda Nafisa and Sukaina Mosque. Can anybody please guide me on it?

 

So I believe this is the complete list of places that are relevant to us?

 

Thanks a lot... really looking forward to visit specially Hazrat Malik e Ashtar and Hazrat Muhammad bin Abi Bakr (May Allah bless them all).

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From sayed Zaynab to sayeda Nafisa it is either a 15 minute walk, or a very cheap taxi ride, everyone knows where it is, it will be easy to find. 

Once you are at sayeda Nafisa, when facing it, there will be two roads to your left (if memory serves me correctly) the smaller road will lead you out to A'isha bint Ja'far, the bigger road will lead you first to Ruqayya, and around her are Atika and 'Ali bin Ja'far, and then further on to Sukayna.

I could only find of few of the pictures

This is the dome of Ruqayya's shrine

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This is inside

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This is A'isha bint Ja'far

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This is inside

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Muhammad bin Abi Bakr

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Inside

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Sukayna

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This might come in handy, I was planning to write a little Ziyarat guide book for Cairo, but I didn't get around to it in the end, I found some of the notes that I took:

 

Mosque of sayeda Zaynab bint Ali, whilst she requires no introduction, I would just like to mention that the proof of her being buried in Sham isn't as strong as some might think, there are no narrations from the Imams (a) to back this up, and history is vague about this. So whilst the proofs for her being in Cairo are also not strong, if one should happen to be in Cairo, it is still a place that should be first on list of places to visit.
 

This mosque is within a 5 minute walk from the Sayeda Zaynab metro station, or any taxi driver in the city will know where it is.

Sayeda Nafisa, is from the descendents of Imam al-Hasan (a), she was also the daughter in law of Imam al-Sadiq (a)

The location of her grave is in the Masjid al-sayeda Nafisa, it is around a  25 minute walk from the Sayeda Zaynab metro station, going in the opposite direction of the mosque, or a short taxi ride away, the taxi would cost around 5 EGP but no more than 10EGP.

Sayeda Ruqayya bint Ali, she is one of the daughters of Imam Ali (a).

Her grave is located within a short walk from Masjid al-sayeda Nafisa, as you exit the mosque (M.S.N) you will see one small road directly to you right, with another road just next to it (next to that is the road that the taxi would have come in from, going back up the hill) - take the middle road, the  grave of sayeda Ruqayya is 5 minute walk down that street on the left hand side of the road, the room her grave is in is covered by a dome.

Sayed Ali bin Ja'far, son of Imam al-Sadiq.

His grave is in the same area as that of sayeda Ruqayya, her is a room in the small mosque, whilst to reach his grave, you must walk past the area where you leave your shoes, towards the two other domes that are visible on the right hand side, sayed Ali's grave is in the first of those two domes.

Sayeda Sakina bint al-Husayn, daughter of Imam al-Husayn (a).

Her grave is a short walk away from Ruqayya and Ali's graves, located in a bigger mosque on the right hand side of the road.

A'isha bint Ja'far, daughter of Imam al-Sadiq.

Her grave in the vecinity of the sayeda Nafisa area, and can either be reach by taxi (for 5EGP) or is a 10-15 walk away, as you are standing outside the Masjid al-sayeda Nafisaa, it is the first road on you right (next to the road that leads to the above mentioned three) - follow that road to its end, the mosque is on the right hand side.


Dubious and questionable places of Ziarat:

Masjid Sayedna al-Husayn, said to be the location that the head of Imam al-Husayn (a) was kept or some say buried.

Can be reach by taxi, or a 20 minute walk (or more depending on the amount of people on the street) from al-'Attaba metro stop, or you can take a bus from Masjid al-Fath going to the Mustashfa al-Husayn (1-2 EGP), it is a short walk from there, at the entrance of the touristic side of the Khan al-Khalili market.

Masjid Raqm Sayed Zayn al-'Abideen

Believed to either be the grave of Imam al-Sajjad, some say his son Zayd (r) - neither of which are possible.

To reach you, you should go to the Mar Girgis metro station, come out of the metro, walk left, follow the road straight until it become a sort of dirt road surrounded by shops and stalls, keep going straight until you come out of that area through what used to be fortification walls for the old city, once out cross the road and walk right, keep going, the go left with the children's cancer hospital on your left hand side, next to the hispital you will see a big mosque, walk past it, then then take the rist road on the right, the mosque is on the corner. It should take 25-30 minutes.

Raqm Sayeda 'Atika bin Amr Teen al-Qarshi

Said to be the aunt of the Prophet (s) and the sister of Abd Allah and Abu Talib, even though it says 'bint Amr' on her grave.

It is located in the Sayeda Nafisa area, next to the grave of Ali bin Ja'far.
 

There is also a grave said to be of sayeda Fatima (a) - no comment

Muhammad bin abi bakr

The Mosque said to house his remains is known as 'Masjid Muhammad al-Saghir'. It is located near the Maar Girgis metro station, and is well known in the area, it isn't well know outside of the area. To reach it, you take a left as you walk out of the metro station, after a minute you will come a street with a row of shops on it, if you follow that to the end, you will come to a waste high black gate (with a police station on the right) walk through the gates, and the walk into the first little street on the left hand site, you will see a small bridge that crosses the train tracks. Cross the bridge, then keep walking foreward for a minute, the mosque is the first one on the right hand side.

 

 

 

 

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I saw this as well, but I couldn't find it:

According to some traditions, these are the Mazarat of brothers of Hazrat Yousuf (Joseph) (Peace be upon him). Only the main dome is now intact. Beneath it is a triple mihrab surrounded with Fatimid-style calligraphy and decoration. Some evidence of a burial site is extant just to the west of the dome. The site is located in the Southern Cemetery in Cairo just north of the Lu'lu' Mosque.

According to some traditions, these are the Mazarat of brothers of Hazrat Yousuf (Joseph) (Peace be upon him). Only the main dome is now intact. Beneath it is a triple mihrab surrounded with Fatimid-style calligraphy and decoration. Some evidence of a burial site is extant just to the west of the dome. The site is located in the Southern Cemetery in Cairo just north of the Lu’lu’ Mosque.

http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/islamic-heritage-tabarrukat/

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1 hour ago, techbyter said:

Thanks for the great help... I will definitely save this page on my mobile when I am there inshallah :)

Make you sure try some of the local delicacies, mahshi, kushari and fatta, they really are amazing, the street food over there is awful, but there are some very nice Egyptian dishes, sugar cane juice is really nice as well.

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Salaam'alaikum,

I hope everyone is well. Almost a year ago I had asked for ziaraat in Egypt. Well I went there and alhamdulillah had a great trip. Fortunately I got the co-ordinates of the locations of all the places relevant to us.

They are as follows: (Just paste these co-ordinates on google maps and you will find the place)

 

Bibi Ayesha Bint Imam Ja'far e Sadiq
30°01'27.4"N 31°15'26.7"E

Nafisa Bint Imam Hussain
30°01'21.2"N   31°15'06.9"E

 

Rukayya bin Ali  w/o H.z Muslim ibn aqeel
30°01'32.7"N   31°15'07.0"E
Beside her is son of Imam Jafar e Sadiq and Syeda Atika. Either she is aunt of our Prophet or wife of Hazrat Muhammad bin Abi Bakr

 

Hz. Muhammad bin Abu Bakr
30°00'31.6"N   31°13'46.5"E

This shrine is closed because the structure is falling off. Sadly there is no one to look after it. I think if we get this information to the right people something can be done about it . I would Highly recommend everyone to go there if visiting egypt so people start giving importance to it as the Egyptians love having tourists around.

 

I was really sad not to be blessed with the Ziarah of his zareeh. 


Hz Malik e Ashtar
30°11'43.8"N  31°21'11.3"E

There are other famous places such as Raa'sil Hussain Mosque and Grave of Sayyidah Zainab bint Ali, these places are too famous and anybody can guide you there. even google maps. However these places are not authentic as per our traditions

As for the grave of the Prophets, most people dont know and are not sure about The legend has it that when bani israel went to cross the nile they took the prophets bodies with them. However that does not seem to be true.

 

If anyone wants any info or is planning to go egypt, I would love to be of any help.

 

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Make you sure try some of the local delicacies, mahshi, kushari and fatta, they really are amazing, the street food over there is awful, but there are some very nice Egyptian dishes, sugar cane juice is really nice as well.

I am not a very great fan of their food brother. Nothing I ate their convinced me. Kushari was good. Otherwise, egypt is not a place for food.

 

iltemaas e Dua

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On 8/10/2016 at 1:35 PM, techbyter said:

If anyone wants any info or is planning to go egypt, I would love to be of any help.

Salam. Glad to hear that your ziyarat trip to Egypt was successful. Thank you for posting the google map coordinates for the locations you visited. InshaAllah the Shia sites in Egypt will get the help needed to renovate them! 

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On 8/10/2016 at 8:49 PM, hameedeh said:

Salam. Glad to hear that your ziyarat trip to Egypt was successful. Thank you for posting the google map coordinates for the locations you visited. InshaAllah the Shia sites in Egypt will get the help needed to renovate them! 

thank you for mention

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