Al Moez Street in Old Cairo

Al Moez Ledin Allah Fatimid Street, Azam Street, Kasbah of Cairo or Kasbah of Greater Cairo is a street that represents the heart of the old city of Cairo and was developed to be an open museum of Islamic architecture and monuments. With the emergence of the city of Cairo during the era of the Fatimid state in Egypt, Al-Moez Street was formed. And spiritual of the city. With the transformation of Cairo in the early seventh century AH / 13th century during the Mamluk era with the start of the Tatar attack on the Levant and Iraq, many of the East became displaced to Egypt. Religious, educational, medical, commercial and residential, so that most of the Islamic monuments of Egypt has become a center within the borders of Cairo Mamluk, and economic activities in this era gathered around the Great Street and along the outside of the door Zewailah towards the crucifixion and castle, and stretched Cairo Outside its Fatimid walls from the first Husayniyah north outside Bab al-Futuh and until the scene Nafisi south outside Bab Zuwaila


The street was named after the name of the Great Street, the Kasbah of Cairo and the Kasbah of Greater Cairo, and finally it was named Moez Ladin Allah in 1937 in honor of the originator of Cairo.This name extends from Bab El Fotouh to Bab Zewaila, including the streets of Bab El Fotouh, Prince of Armies, Copper, between Kasserine, goldsmiths, Achrafieh, Shawaien, Akkadine, Manakhleya, Al-Mounjidine, Sukkaria to Bab Zewaila. The current name belongs to the Fatimid caliph al-Mu’izz al-Din al-Din, Abu Tamim Ma’ad ibn al-Mansur Isma’il ibn al-Qaim Ba’amallah Muhammad ibn al-Mahdi ‘Abd al-Fatimi, who is originally from Sicily, while he was born in Mahdia in 319 AH. He was the first Caliph to enter Egypt after its conquest in 358 AH.


Planning for the city of Cairo includes a reference to a number of names such as calligraphy or lane which included paths, alleys or sympathy, peaches, tribes, Rehab, which together constituted the overall layout of the site. Like other Muslim cities, it was distributed among the conquerors. As well as the military was the second Islamic capitals in Egypt, which was established by the Abbasids, where they set up their role and their homes and barracks soldiers “Dar Askar”, and with the establishment of the city of the Tulunid herds, the new city was divided into several new pieces inhabited by Obeid ibn Tulun, Golmana and Asakra and made for each sect a piece, then came the establishment of a city Cairo as an extension of the same context, the term lane appeared as a synonym for the plan or the locality to denote the residential areas or neighborhoods and each neighborhood took the name of the group or tribe that inhabited it or relative to a significant figure such as Husseinieh, Joudria, Maalouma Zewaila, Elyansia, Rihaniya, Barjwan, Prince of armies, m Other lanes were distinguished by the names of the craftsmen, craftsmen and traders who lived there, such as copper, Timbukchia, Khiamiyeh, Fahamin, Saqaniyya, Sifaklins, Kakhayi, Serugh, Sioufi, Weapons Market, or relative to the names of the main establishments therein or to the nature of those establishments. Installations such as between Kasserine.

The best complete tour to visit most of Al Moez Street monuments and monuments around it is only a walk if you are in

Cairo Day Tour.