SAYYIDA NAFISA MOSQUE
The Mosque of Sayyida Nafisa was built to encompass the tomb of one of Egypt’s greatest and most beloved Muslim saints and is one of the most revered places of worship in Cairo. Sayyida Nafisa was the great granddaughter of the Prophet Mohamed. She moved to Cairo from Al Madinah Al Munawwara in 809 AD and died in Cairo in 824 AD. It is said that her tomb is located on the site of her bedchamber and that Sayyida Nafisa dug her own grave with her bare hands. The mosque was first built by the governor of Egypt, Ubaydullah bin Sirri bin al-Hakam and subsequently renovated in 1089, 1371, and in 1897. In [DATE?] the Ministry of Endowments of Egypt commissioned the architect Omar Farouk to design an annex to Sayyida Nafisa to accommodate the growing number of worshippers. Randa Fahmy was commissioned to design all the lighting for this project.