Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque

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Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque
مسجد جمال عبد الناصر
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Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque
Religion
AffiliationIslam
RegionEgypt
StatusActive
Location
LocationEgypt Cairo, Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque is located in Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque
Shown within Egypt
Geographic coordinates30°05′00″N 31°17′40″E / 30.083415°N 31.2944055°E / 30.083415; 31.2944055Coordinates: 30°05′00″N 31°17′40″E / 30.083415°N 31.2944055°E / 30.083415; 31.2944055
Architecture
Architectural typeMosque
Completed1962

Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque (Arabic: مسجد جمال عبد الناصر‎) is a mosque in Cairo. The mosque is known for containing the mausoleum of Gamal Abdel Nasser.

It is located in El Qobbah district and as such, it is often referred to as "El-Qobbah Mosque". It is situated close to the building of the Ministry of Defence and Military Production, and the campus of Ain Shams University. Construction of the mosque begun in 1962, with the donation of the citizens of El Qobbah. In 1965, Nasser ordered the completion of the construction by financing the cost and supervising the design, which employs the modern Arabic architectural style. The construction cost reached 300,000 Egyptian pounds.[1] Several social activities take place in the mosque, including the Qur'anic learning, training for orphan girls and medical clinic.[2]

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