Al-Sisi to open Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque, ‘The Nativity of Christ’ cathedral on Sunday

Mohamed Farag
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is scheduled to open the Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque, and the ‘The Nativity of Christ’ cathedral, in the New Administrative Capital. The cathedral is the largest in the Middle East, and it will also host the Coptic Christmas mass on 6 January.

‘The Nativity of Christ’ cathedral

Imex Egypt-Tarek Massoud has finished lighting Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque, Ali Abdoun, Imex Egypt – Tarek Massoud partner, said that his company won the after presenting the best technical and financial offer in March 2018, after a competition with the Phillips and Delta.

The mosque consists of a basement with an area of 6,325 sqm. It includes a mosque courtyard with an area of 6,325 sqm, and it can accommodate 6,300 worshipers, in addition to a side entrance for the ladies’ chapel in the first floor. The outside praying area is on 3,400 sqm enough for 3,400 worshipers. The basement includes a 1,200-worshipers chapel and 300 female chapel.

The mosque also includes a museum of celestial messages, a Quran memorisation house, a clinic, and 4 minarets with a height of 90 metres. A height of 30 metres is currently reached, as well as a main dome of 33 metres in diameter, 28 metres high and four secondary domes of 12.5 metres diameter and 10 metres high.

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