Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Amr Ibn Al-Aas

He is buried in the north-eastern corner/left hand corner of the mosque of Amr Ibn al-Aas inside a compartment under a dome. The mosque is well known in the district of Old Egypt, formerly known as al-Fustat. It was the first mosque to be built in Egypt [and Africa] and is known as the ‘ancient mosque’.

Eighty men from among the Prophet’sﷺ Companions supervised the determination of the mosque’s qibla (direction of prayer). These included al-Zubayr Ibn al-Awwam, al-Miqadad, Ubada Ibn al-Samit, Abu al-Darda’, Fudala Ibn Ubayd, and Uqba Ibn Amer, may Allah be pleased with all.

Amr Ibn al-Aas mosque was the only mosque where the caliphs, sultans, and governors prayed the last Friday prayer in the month of Ramadan.

Amr Ibn al-Aas mosque has become,

A qibla where it is hoped prayers will be answered.

It is a mosque of good and blessings,

Established by a group from among the best of the Prophet’s Companions.

The hadith scholar, al-Dhahaby, wrote in Siyar A’lam al-Nubala’ that our master Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn al-Aas saw Imam al-Husayn, the Prophet’sﷺ grandson, sitting in the shade of the Ka’ba. He pointed to him and said, “This is the best man on earth today in the eyes of the people of Heaven.”

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