Fatimid minaret embraces church tower | Egypt Independent

Al-Masry Al-Youm continues to monitor the tolerance between religions and the message of peace that you will notice as soon as you set foot in St. Catherine.

Life in the St. Catherine monastery is different than anywhere else in the world. Muslim Bedouins work in the monastery. They take tourists on a camel trip from Mount Sinai to the monastery. Their children sell artisan crafts to the tourists visiting the monastery.

Fatimid minaret embraces church tower | Egypt IndependentInside the monastery is a Fatimid mosque where Muslims pray next to the monks praying in the nearby church. The minaret of the mosque embraces the tower of the church.

In a spiritual journey, tourists climb the mountain in four hours, starting at midnight. The Muslims of them pray at the mosque, the Christians at the Church and the Jews at the synagogue.

Ahmed al-Gebaly, an elder of the Al-Gebaly tribe, says the monastery helps the needy, regardless of their religion.

Source: Egypt Independent

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