Al-Azhar Mosque is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt.Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city,in 970.Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahra.It was the first mosque established in Cairo,a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets." #islam #muslim #islamic #islamicquotes

Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate ~ Marina Rustow ~ Cornell University Press ~ 2008

https://flic.kr/p/PXnTH6 | Ashkelon National Park | Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon. It is surrounded by a wall built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. The remains of the wall are located in the eastern and southern parts of the…

https://flic.kr/p/PEBTDj | Ashkelon National Park | Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon. It is surrounded by a wall built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. The remains of the wall are located in the eastern and southern parts of the…

https://flic.kr/p/PLEmTE | Ashkelon National Park | Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon. It is surrounded by a wall built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. The remains of the wall are located in the eastern and southern parts of the…

https://flic.kr/p/NFRw88 | Ashkelon National Park | Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon. It is surrounded by a wall built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. The remains of the wall are located in the eastern and southern parts of the…

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