Once a year, Cairo hosts the Moulid al-Hussein, which is a major Sufi religious festival. It’s a mixture of sacred religious observation and joyous celebration. Many Egyptians from throughout the country come to Cairo for it. A moulid observes a holy person’s birth date, and this particular one honors the grandson of the Prophet Mohamed, whose name was Hussein.
On two different occasions, my visits to Cairo coincided with Moulid al-Hussein. When I was there in February of 2016, Continue reading “Moulid al-Hussein in Cairo”