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National mosque of Egypt and second longest continually run university.

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1000 AD[]

The mosque had recently been built and functioned as a Shiite mosque and a university.

Earlier History[]

  • In 969, the Fatimids conquered Egypt, and then established Cairo.
  • Construction on Al-Azhar Mosque began in 970, and the University was founded the same year by the Fatimids.

Later History[]

  • In 1171, Saladin invaded the Fatimid caliphate and founded the Ayyubid dynasty and Abbasid Caliphate.
  • In the 12 Century, Saladin converted Al-Azhar to a Shai'i'ite Sunni center of learning.

Modern History[]

  • In 1961, Al-Azhar was re-established as a university.

Today[]

Al-Azhar Mosque Web Pages[]

Al-Azhar Mosque In the News[]

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