Maridani Mosque Restoration

Saw this restoration during our Egypt tour March 2023 and was on our itinerary to see other work done behind Al Hazar park in the Darb Al Hamar area.

The fully rehabilitated al-Maridani Mosque was unveiled to the public this week in Cairo. Funded by the European Union and implemented by AKTC – the project aims to enhance access to an important part of Cairo’s rich Islamic history and boost cultural tourism for local economic growth.

The historic links between Cairo and His Highness the Aga Khan, the founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, go back to the 10th century CE, when his ancestor, the Fatimid Caliph al-Mui’zz, laid the foundations of the city in 969 CE. This rehabilitation continues nearly three decades of work undertaken by AKDN in Cairo.

Sherqilla school and hostel and Aliabad Health Centre have been on our Pakistan itinerary since 2022, met with students and witnessed their determination to obtain higher education to better their lives and their families.  Saw the site of the health centre on the grounds,  Deedar garh, where Hazar Imam gave deedar in open amongst the majestic Himalayas,  still feel the vibration and his energy.  The health centre is at the entrance of deedar garh and this centre will serve all communities of the Hunza valley.