Main entry door of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As - it is also known as the Mosque of Amr

Main entry door of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As - it is also known as the Mosque of Amr

Details above the front door - the very first mosuqe was built here in between 641-642

Details above the front door - the very first mosuqe was built here in between 641-642

Interior of the mosque - it is the first ever mosque built in Egypt and the African Continent

Interior of the mosque - it is the first ever mosque built in Egypt and the African Continent

It is believed that the Muslim commander Amr pitched his tent here so it was the start of Fustat (Old Cairo)

It is believed that the Muslim commander Amr pitched his tent here so it was the start of Fustat (Old Cairo)

This mosque went under many changes over the centuries. Last major construction was carried out in 1875

This mosque went under many changes over the centuries. Last major construction was carried out in 1875

Main courtyard and the ablutaion fountain of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As

Main courtyard and the ablutaion fountain of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As

This mosque is built in a square, around a courtyard - the original mosque was 29 meters in length by 17 meters wide

This mosque is built in a square, around a courtyard - the original mosque was 29 meters in length by 17 meters wide

One of the smaller mehrabs, this one is located on right side of the main mehrab

One of the smaller mehrabs, this one is located on right side of the main mehrab

Decorative details of the mehrab

Decorative details of the mehrab

Area close to the mehrab - wooden minbar can be seen on the right

Area close to the mehrab - wooden minbar can be seen on the right

Mehrab of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As

Mehrab of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As

Decorative details of the mehrab

Decorative details of the mehrab

Main mehrab of the Mosque of Amr - Cairo, Egypt

Main mehrab of the Mosque of Amr - Cairo, Egypt

A prayer mat in front of the mehrab - it is used by the imam of the mosque when leading the prayer

A prayer mat in front of the mehrab - it is used by the imam of the mosque when leading the prayer

Third mehrab of the mosque - this one is located on left side of the main mehrab

Third mehrab of the mosque - this one is located on left side of the main mehrab

Details of the mehrab

Details of the mehrab

Plaster work above the mehrab

Plaster work above the mehrab

One of the corners of the mosque

One of the corners of the mosque

Lamps hanging from the ceiling

Lamps hanging from the ceiling

Rows of columns inside the mosque - Abbas Helmi II of Egypt did restoration work in the 20th century

Rows of columns inside the mosque - Abbas Helmi II of Egypt did restoration work in the 20th century

Ablution area of the Mosque of Amr

Ablution area of the Mosque of Amr

Interior of the ablution area

Interior of the ablution area

Tap are connected to this structure in roder to provide water for the worshippers

Tap are connected to this structure in roder to provide water for the worshippers

This mosque is shaped like a big corridor which runs around the central courtyard

This mosque is shaped like a big corridor which runs around the central courtyard

This photo was taken in front of the main door

This photo was taken in front of the main door

Myself in the mosque - sleepy eyes are giving away my level of tiredness

Myself in the mosque - sleepy eyes are giving away my level of tiredness

Details of the patterns of the carpet

Details of the patterns of the carpet

Here a lineage is shown starting from the Holy Prophet

Here a lineage is shown starting from the Holy Prophet

Here a central pathway goes all the way to the mehrab of the mosque

Here a central pathway goes all the way to the mehrab of the mosque

Simple ceiling of the mosque

Simple ceiling of the mosque

One of the side doors of the mosque

One of the side doors of the mosque

A decorative lamp at the front of the mosque

A decorative lamp at the front of the mosque

Exterior of the mosque - Parts of the entrance were reconstructed in the 1980s

Exterior of the mosque - Parts of the entrance were reconstructed in the 1980s

One of the minarets of the mosque - During the Fatimid era this mosque had five minarets

One of the minarets of the mosque - During the Fatimid era this mosque had five minarets

This gate brings visitors to the side of the mosque

This gate brings visitors to the side of the mosque

Facade of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As

Facade of the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As

One of the external walls of the mosque - main entrance is in the middle of this wall

One of the external walls of the mosque - main entrance is in the middle of this wall

Tourists were allowed to visit the mosque, given that there was no prayer going on

Tourists were allowed to visit the mosque, given that there was no prayer going on