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In Pictures: Al-Refa’i’ followers celebrate his birth in Qal’a

To celebrate the birth of the revered Sufi Ahmed Al-Refa’i, the founder of the Rifa’i Sufi order, dozens of people gathered in front of Sayeda Zeinab Mosque last Thursday to start a long march that ended in the afternoon at Ahmed El Refa’i Mosque in Al Qal’a Square. Lifting their distinguished flags and banners that …

Rana Khaled

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Celebrating new Hijri year the Sufi way

  Dozens of Sufi followers organised a march from Al-Gafary Mosque to Al-Hussein Mosque celebrating the new Hijri year. The march began after Al-Asr prayers with a large number of sheikhs from Al-Azhar in attendance. Sufis aim to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through a direct personal experience with God that involves …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Egyptians ask for intercession on Mulid Al-Hussein

  A giant whirl of people from across Egypt and the world circling the Al-Hussein mosque, square and neighbourhood, is the distinguished mark of one of Cairo’s most special nights. On the last Tuesday of the Islamic month of Rabi’ Al-Thani, Sufis and Shi’as celebrate in Egypt the memory of the burial of the Prophet …

Mahmoud Mostafa

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