“Egypt’s Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar inaugurated on Friday Al-Sahaba mosque in Sharm El Sheikh’s old market area, an Ottoman-style architectural masterpiece.”
“Here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know about”
“1. The mosque’s foundation stone was laid in January 2011, but building work was suspended during the events of the revolution. Work resumed again later in April of the same year.
2. The mosque is designed by Egyptian architect Fouad Tawfik Hafez – for no pay.
3. The mosque is built on ruins back from the days of the Israeli occupation.
4. The total cost of the mosque is roughly 30 million Egyptian pounds. LE10 million of which were collected through donations; another LE10 million that Ibrahim Mehleb’s government were in charge of collecting, while the rest of the buillding costs were handled by Egypt’s armed forces engineering body.”
Read more: www.egyptindependent.com