Facade of the main entrance of Imam al-Shafi's tomb in Cairo - this tomb is located in the Lesser Qarafa of the Southern Cemetery

Facade of the main entrance of Imam al-Shafi's tomb in Cairo - this tomb is located in the Lesser Qarafa of the Southern Cemetery

This sign shows that main porch and entrance facade was renovated in 2008 from two different donors

This sign shows that main porch and entrance facade was renovated in 2008 from two different donors

This door gives access to the area where grave is located

This door gives access to the area where grave is located

A lamp hanging from the ceiling - Imam al-Shafi was born in Gaza (Palestine) in 767

A lamp hanging from the ceiling - Imam al-Shafi was born in Gaza (Palestine) in 767

Dome above the grave of Imam al-Shafi - He  belonged to the Qurayshi clan of Banu Muttalib

Dome above the grave of Imam al-Shafi - He belonged to the Qurayshi clan of Banu Muttalib

Actual grave of the Imam al-Shafi in Cairo - Imam lived in Mecca and Baghdad and then decided to move to Egypt

Actual grave of the Imam al-Shafi in Cairo - Imam lived in Mecca and Baghdad and then decided to move to Egypt

Side photo of the grave - Imam Shafi died at the age of 53/54 in 820 in Cairo

Side photo of the grave - Imam Shafi died at the age of 53/54 in 820 in Cairo

Signs above the grave of Imam al-Shafi and Sayyid Muhammad 'abd al-Hakam

Signs above the grave of Imam al-Shafi and Sayyid Muhammad 'abd al-Hakam

Grave encased by the wooden structure belongs to Sayyid Muhammad 'abd al-Hakam

Grave encased by the wooden structure belongs to Sayyid Muhammad 'abd al-Hakam

Details of the mehrab of the Mosque of Imam al-Shafi - the grave is situated inside the mosque with the same name

Details of the mehrab of the Mosque of Imam al-Shafi - the grave is situated inside the mosque with the same name

Decorative details of the interior of the mosque

Decorative details of the interior of the mosque

Mehrab of the mosque - this mehrab which was added in the eighteenth century

Mehrab of the mosque - this mehrab which was added in the eighteenth century

Middle section of the mehrab

Middle section of the mehrab

Another view of the grave of Imam al-Shafi

Another view of the grave of Imam al-Shafi

Upper side of the grave

Upper side of the grave

Next to the grave of Imam Shafi is the grave of wife of Malik Adil

Next to the grave of Imam Shafi is the grave of wife of Malik Adil

Grave of the wife of Malik Adil - he was brother of Saladin (Salahuddin Ayubi)

Grave of the wife of Malik Adil - he was brother of Saladin (Salahuddin Ayubi)

Decorations hanging from the ceiling

Decorations hanging from the ceiling

Most of the decorative work above these graves is wood work

Most of the decorative work above these graves is wood work

A side view of the grave with a wooden partition next to it

A side view of the grave with a wooden partition next to it

This is the keyhole of the door which gives access to the grave but it is not open for the visitors

This is the keyhole of the door which gives access to the grave but it is not open for the visitors