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Al Azhar Mosque Cairo
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Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt was commissioned in 970 for the newly-established city of Cairo (replacing nearby Fustat). "Al Azhar" is thought to allude to the Prophet's daughter, Fatima, described as "the shining one" or "az-Zahrā′". The mosque is now the second oldest continuously run university in the world.
November 10th, 2012
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