The zarih (tomb) of burial of Imam Hussain's head is located next to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar inside a mosque

The zarih (tomb) of burial of Imam Hussain's head is located next to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar inside a mosque

A small park is also in front of the mosque and the square is called Medain Imam Hussain (Imam Hussain Square)

A small park is also in front of the mosque and the square is called Medain Imam Hussain (Imam Hussain Square)

A hadith is written on the facade of the mosque which translates ' Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain'

A hadith is written on the facade of the mosque which translates ' Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain'

Details of the minaret of the Imam Hussain Mosque - this mosque is in Cairo and it was built in 1154

Details of the minaret of the Imam Hussain Mosque - this mosque is in Cairo and it was built in 1154

Entrance door of the mosque from the street - the current building is from the 19th century

Entrance door of the mosque from the street - the current building is from the 19th century

Details of the exterior of the mosque (above entry door)

Details of the exterior of the mosque (above entry door)

Main prayer hall of the Imam Hussain Mosque

Main prayer hall of the Imam Hussain Mosque

This mosque was one of the best preserved and richly decorated I have come across in Cairo

This mosque was one of the best preserved and richly decorated I have come across in Cairo

Prayer hall of the mosque was laiden with beautiful chandeliers and white marble columns

Prayer hall of the mosque was laiden with beautiful chandeliers and white marble columns

Details of a wooden door of the mosque with hand made decorations on it

Details of a wooden door of the mosque with hand made decorations on it

These golden grilled windows are inside the mosque but one can look into the zarigh without going inside

These golden grilled windows are inside the mosque but one can look into the zarigh without going inside

This small door inside the mosque gives access to the zarih where head of Imam Hussain is buried

This small door inside the mosque gives access to the zarih where head of Imam Hussain is buried

The zarih is encased with a beautiful steel case which has many grills for viewing

The zarih is encased with a beautiful steel case which has many grills for viewing

It is said that Dawoodi Bohra Imam, Abu Mansoor Nizar al-Aziz Billah (d.386 AH/996), who traced the site of the head of Imam Hussain

It is said that Dawoodi Bohra Imam, Abu Mansoor Nizar al-Aziz Billah (d.386 AH/996), who traced the site of the head of Imam Hussain

One should know that the body of Imam Hussain is buried in Karbala (Iraq) but the burial of the head is open to debate

One should know that the body of Imam Hussain is buried in Karbala (Iraq) but the burial of the head is open to debate

A Koran inside the zarih of head of Imam Hussain - It is believed that the head of Imam Hussain was buried in Ashkelon (part of Palestine/Israel today) for 250 years

A Koran inside the zarih of head of Imam Hussain - It is believed that the head of Imam Hussain was buried in Ashkelon (part of Palestine/Israel today) for 250 years

On Sunday 8 Jumada al-Saani, 548Hijri (31 August 1153), this head was brought from Ashkelon to Cairo for re-burial

On Sunday 8 Jumada al-Saani, 548Hijri (31 August 1153), this head was brought from Ashkelon to Cairo for re-burial

Ceiling above the zarih - Syedi Hasan bin Asadgives details of this event as follows :

Ceiling above the zarih - Syedi Hasan bin Asadgives details of this event as follows : "When the Raas (head) al Imam al Husain was taken out of the casket, in Ashkelon, drops of the fresh blood were visible on the Raas al Imam al Husain and the fragrance of Musk spread all over

A small mehrab is beside the zarih in order to guide pilgrimage to the direction of Qibla (Mecca)

A small mehrab is beside the zarih in order to guide pilgrimage to the direction of Qibla (Mecca)

Arabic calligraphy and art on one of the walls of the zarih

Arabic calligraphy and art on one of the walls of the zarih

Pilgrims praying beside the zarih - the Head of Imam Hussain reached Cairo on Tuesday 10 Jumada al-Saani (2 September 1153)

Pilgrims praying beside the zarih - the Head of Imam Hussain reached Cairo on Tuesday 10 Jumada al-Saani (2 September 1153)

This steel ornament was in one corner of the wooden railing and people were showing great affection to it

This steel ornament was in one corner of the wooden railing and people were showing great affection to it

Here, a pilgrim is seen kissing the steel ornament for blessing

Here, a pilgrim is seen kissing the steel ornament for blessing

This photo was taken inside the prayer hall of the mosque - in the distance gold coloured windows and door of the zarih can be seen

This photo was taken inside the prayer hall of the mosque - in the distance gold coloured windows and door of the zarih can be seen

A beautiful mehrab of the Imam Hussain Mosque - the famous Muslim traveler Ibne Batuta wrote that the head of Imam Hussain was buried in the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus but later it was brought to Palestine for re-burial

A beautiful mehrab of the Imam Hussain Mosque - the famous Muslim traveler Ibne Batuta wrote that the head of Imam Hussain was buried in the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus but later it was brought to Palestine for re-burial

Lower part of the mehrab - Ibne Batuta went on to say that the head was brought to Cairo to save it from the Crusaders

Lower part of the mehrab - Ibne Batuta went on to say that the head was brought to Cairo to save it from the Crusaders

Famous historian Maqrizy added that, Prince Saif of the Tamim tribe presented the noble head of Imam Hussein

Famous historian Maqrizy added that, Prince Saif of the Tamim tribe presented the noble head of Imam Hussein

Wooden minbar in the Mosque of Imam Hussain - In Cairo, the head of Imam Hussain was cleaned on a wooden panel and it was buried here

Wooden minbar in the Mosque of Imam Hussain - In Cairo, the head of Imam Hussain was cleaned on a wooden panel and it was buried here

A chandelier inside the mosque - the former grand imam of Al-Azha r- had written a book called Al-Ithaf (the Present), which is dedicated to affirm the existence of the head of Imam Hussein in its well-regarded location in Cairo

A chandelier inside the mosque - the former grand imam of Al-Azha r- had written a book called Al-Ithaf (the Present), which is dedicated to affirm the existence of the head of Imam Hussein in its well-regarded location in Cairo

Myself, after studying few notes of the historians, it confirms that the head of Imam Hussain could be buried here

Myself, after studying few notes of the historians, it confirms that the head of Imam Hussain could be buried here