The Imam Al Busiri Mosque is a stunning example of Islamic architecture and design. It is in the heart of Alexandria, Egypt. The mosque’s date back to the early 20th century and is after the famous Imam Al Busiri. He lived in the 13th century. People knew the mosque for its beautiful architecture, intricate tilework, and stunning calligraphy on its walls. It showcase the rich cultural heritage of Egypt.
He was born in Dalāṣ, a small town in Beni Suef Governorate in Egypt (despite the similar name, this town is not to be confused with Dellys, in Algeria), and wrote under the patronage of Ibn Hinna, the vizier. His father was from Abusir, hence his nisba Al-Būṣīrī. Sometimes he also used his nisbe Dalāṣīrī as his mother belonged to the town of Dalāṣ.
In his Qaṣīda al-Burda, he claims that Muhammad cured him of paralysis by appearing to him in a dream and wrapping him in a mantle. The poem has had a unique history (cf. I. Goldziher in Revue de l’histoire des religions, vol. xxxi. pp. 304 ff.). It has been frequently edited and made the basis for other poems, and new poems have been made by interpolating four or six lines after each line of the original. It is out with English translation by Faizullabhai (Bombay, 1893), with French translation by René Basset (Paris, 1894), with German translation by C. A. Ralfs (Vienna, 1860), and in other languages elsewhere.
The tomb of Imam al-Busiri in Alexandria, Egypt
Description of Imam Al Busri mosque
The mosque surrounded by lush green gardens and features a large central dome that rises high above the surrounding buildings. The dome is with beautiful patterns and motifs creating a beautiful sight that anyone could see it from afar. The mosque’s exterior is also adorned with intricate carvings and mosaics, which depict scenes from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and other important figures in Islamic history.
The interior of the mosque is equally beautiful, with its high ceilings, intricate arches, and beautiful chandeliers. The walls are with beautiful calligraphy, which quotes verses from the Quran and other important Islamic texts. The mosque can accommodate up to 3,000 worshipers, who can pray in the main prayer hall or in one of the many smaller prayer rooms that are located throughout the mosque.
Visitors to the Mosque are welcome to enter and admire its beauty, but it is important to respect the mosque’s religious significance. The mosque is open to visitors throughout the week. Visitors encouraged to explore its many nooks and crannies and learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Egypt.