I will try to write several posts of the traditions of Ramadan in my country.Egypt is famous with many Ramadan traditions as the Fanoos & the madfa' el Iftar & mawae'd elRahaman, but that is a whole other post.
In this post I've included pics that I took of the Hussein mosque in Cairo.It is an amazing mosque near Khan El Khalili area(most famous for the silver & Pharoanic souvenirs you can buy there).
It has become one of the many customs of ramdan to eat Iftar there & then pray Maghrib, Isha & Tarweeh at Al Hussein & then maybe go drink tea with mint at one of the million kahawy in the area & stay until you eat Suhoor & pray fajr.
To read a bit more about the history of the mosque you can go HERE
First here are some pics from the outside of the mosque
The rest of the pics were taken inside the womens' section. Needless to say that the architecture of the mosque is breathtaking. take a look:
While I was taking these pics the most amazing thing happened a group of Asian muslim sisters (my guess is that they were Pakistani) were visiting Sayedna El Hussein & they started chanting these amazing words praising the grandson of the prophet peace be upon him. The rest of their group was on the male section of the mosque. A guy was reciting the words while the rest of the group chanted along with him.It was a magical moment.