A chandelier hangs inside the mouseoleum of Sayyida Zainab in Cairo - the mosque and mouseoleum stands in the heart of the square named after Sayyeda Zainab

A chandelier hangs inside the mouseoleum of Sayyida Zainab in Cairo - the mosque and mouseoleum stands in the heart of the square named after Sayyeda Zainab

The mouseoleum of Sayyida Zainab - most historians believe that she was buried in Damascus, Syria

The mouseoleum of Sayyida Zainab - most historians believe that she was buried in Damascus, Syria

But according to the Fatimids rulers of Egypt, in her last days she lived and passed away in Cairo

But according to the Fatimids rulers of Egypt, in her last days she lived and passed away in Cairo

Here pilgrims are paying their respect to this holy lady

Here pilgrims are paying their respect to this holy lady

Decorative details of the tomb of Sayyida Zainab bint Ali - the interior is finely decorated with arabesque and inscriptions

Decorative details of the tomb of Sayyida Zainab bint Ali - the interior is finely decorated with arabesque and inscriptions

Exterior of the zarih - According to her will she was buried in the same place where she had lived for about eleven months in al-Fustat (Old Cairo)

Exterior of the zarih - According to her will she was buried in the same place where she had lived for about eleven months in al-Fustat (Old Cairo)

Close view of the zarih - the cenotaph is enclosed by the finely worked bronze grille

Close view of the zarih - the cenotaph is enclosed by the finely worked bronze grille

This wooden partition to the right separated women and men while visiting this holy site

This wooden partition to the right separated women and men while visiting this holy site

The cupola of the mausoleum

The cupola of the mausoleum

Top of the zarih - this section of the mausoleum lies between the tomb and cupola

Top of the zarih - this section of the mausoleum lies between the tomb and cupola

A chandelier inside the Mosque of Sayyida Zainab -

A chandelier inside the Mosque of Sayyida Zainab -

The very first mosque on this site was built during the reign of Sultan Ahmed Ibn Tulun

The very first mosque on this site was built during the reign of Sultan Ahmed Ibn Tulun

Windows and the ceiling of the Zainab Mosque

Windows and the ceiling of the Zainab Mosque

This mosque has gone through many renovations in the past - the last expansion was caried out during the reign of President Hosni Mubarak

This mosque has gone through many renovations in the past - the last expansion was caried out during the reign of President Hosni Mubarak

Mehrab of the Sayyida Zainab Mosque

Mehrab of the Sayyida Zainab Mosque

A close view of the mehrab

A close view of the mehrab

Here, many of the pilgrims were sleeping inside the mosque - probably many of them had traveled from other parts of the country

Here, many of the pilgrims were sleeping inside the mosque - probably many of them had traveled from other parts of the country

The whole area of the mosque is erected on columns made of white marble and it adds beauty and space to this structure

The whole area of the mosque is erected on columns made of white marble and it adds beauty and space to this structure

This mosque alone is worth a visit due to its pure elegance and beauty

This mosque alone is worth a visit due to its pure elegance and beauty

Interior of the mosque

Interior of the mosque

The Shrine is located in al-Ashraf Khalil Street, in the south of old city

The Shrine is located in al-Ashraf Khalil Street, in the south of old city

There were few graves inside the covered small courtyard to the right side

There were few graves inside the covered small courtyard to the right side

This is also the burial place of Ali Muhammad bin Imam Jafar Sadiq, Hazrat Atika and Hazrat Ismaa (servant of Hazrat Ruqayya)

This is also the burial place of Ali Muhammad bin Imam Jafar Sadiq, Hazrat Atika and Hazrat Ismaa (servant of Hazrat Ruqayya)

This open space is used for the prayer and it is located opposite of the mausoleum of Sayyida Ruqayya

This open space is used for the prayer and it is located opposite of the mausoleum of Sayyida Ruqayya

Inside the main mausoleum of Sayyida Ruqayya, the renovation work was being carried out

Inside the main mausoleum of Sayyida Ruqayya, the renovation work was being carried out

Entrance to the mausoleum of Hazrat Ruqayya - she was the daughter of the Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Entrance to the mausoleum of Hazrat Ruqayya - she was the daughter of the Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Some historians suggest that Ruqayyah bint Ali was buried in Lahore, Pakistan, known as Bibi Pak Daman

Some historians suggest that Ruqayyah bint Ali was buried in Lahore, Pakistan, known as Bibi Pak Daman

The location of the grave of the daughter of Imam Ali is open to debate

The location of the grave of the daughter of Imam Ali is open to debate

The Mosque of Sayyida Aisha is situated nearby Salah Salem Street in a famous square that carries the name of the mosque

The Mosque of Sayyida Aisha is situated nearby Salah Salem Street in a famous square that carries the name of the mosque

A sign points to the monument that Hazrat Aisha bint Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) is buried here

A sign points to the monument that Hazrat Aisha bint Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) is buried here

The mausoleum of Hazrat Aisha in Cairo - she died in Egypt in 762 and was buried in her tomb that had been renovated and redecorated many times in the past

The mausoleum of Hazrat Aisha in Cairo - she died in Egypt in 762 and was buried in her tomb that had been renovated and redecorated many times in the past

The mosque of Sayyida Aisha is a beautifully decorated building that was renovated in the 20th century and it still looks beautiful

The mosque of Sayyida Aisha is a beautifully decorated building that was renovated in the 20th century and it still looks beautiful

The mausoleum of Sayyida Aisha lies in one of the corners of the mosque

The mausoleum of Sayyida Aisha lies in one of the corners of the mosque

Close up of the mausoleum - The mosque has two doors: one specialized for men to enable them to reach the cenotaph and also pray in the mosque , and another side door for women

Close up of the mausoleum - The mosque has two doors: one specialized for men to enable them to reach the cenotaph and also pray in the mosque , and another side door for women

This mausoleum is decorated with the lights emitting green which is a common thing inside most of the mausoleums

This mausoleum is decorated with the lights emitting green which is a common thing inside most of the mausoleums