As promised in one of my earlier Egypt posts, I’ll save my favourite for the last. Aaaaand, unfortunately, we’ve come to the last Egypt post (unless I go back there again then a new saga shall begin). Hehe.
In Islam, there are 4 school of thoughts, not in order of anything, 1) Hanbali, 2) Maliki, 3) Hanafi and 4) Shafi’i.
I would’t say much about which is more strict-er then the other or how we reference ourselves to them cause 1) I’m not a scholar, which leads to 2) I might give wrong information.
The Sultan Hassan Mosque is also known as the 4 Mazhab/Madhab Mosque.
At first I wasn’t expecting anything aside for the charming worn brick(?) wall here. But the moment I stepped into the inner compound of it, it was breathtaking.
The very first thing that caught my eyes was the marble flooring that was very. very.very different than other mosque’s.
If you think this is beautiful (or not), wait till you see more.
I love seeing kids playing in mosques. Maybe because I grew frequenting a particular mosque, seeing kids playing and running around makes me relive those days.😍
If at this age I’m running around as freely as those kids, it wouldn’t take long before the security guard joins the fun and chase me out. Bahahaha.
Gahh…. being kids have it’s own perks. *jealous*
Anywho! The tiles! I digress….
It’s like everywhere you turn the tiles are calling you.
I was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssss close to lying on the floor and roll around the entire area. It does not help that the place was empty. I just wanted to hug the floor.
I even wanted to get a penknife/scalpel and cut out the marble floor, roll it and bring it back home.
I know I sound cuckoo and crazy but I’m very sure that that’s nothing new to you.
I’m about to burst with passion about this floor guys, so, before I do, let me move on. *wipes virtual tears*
It was almost asr when we saw a door, that we could go into to look see more, got locked by one of the imam.
So the three of us just looked through the hole-y door to see what’s inside when the imam approached us and kindly brought us in.
If I’m not mistaken, this is one of the lecture area, maybe.
The grandeur is ah-may with a zinnggg.
The mosque is called the 4 Mazhab (school of thought) mosque because student/scholar in either mazhab can meet in (technically) one place, split themselves into the different area (school) for exchange of knowledge.
From where I’m standing is considered one mazhab area, the opposite, another mazhab area, to the right and left another two different mazhab area respectively.
I’m not too sure which is which though.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
God! We’re coming in!
Contemplating if I should start rolling from there. 😝
God, is that you? Hehe. I’m here!
If you ever get the chance to visit Cairo, I recommend you to visit this mosque.
It has an entry fee. There’s student discount as well if you bring your student card. The entrance fee allows you to go into two mosques which is this mosque and Rifa’i mosque which is in my earlier blogpost.
Remember this mosque guys.
When the call to prayer and success calls you.
Sighhh… I miss this place already.
And this lovely people, is the end of my second Egypt trip. May there be a third.
But most importantly, may you reach here too!
🌍: Sultan Hassan Mosque a.k.a.4 Mazhab Mosque, Cairo, Egypt.