Splendour of Fatimid architectural legacy in Egypt remains vibrant | The Ismaili

Splendour of Fatimid architectural legacy in Egypt remains vibrant | The IsmailiIn 909, the Ismaili Imamat established the Fatimid state in present-day Tunisia. Sixty years later, they moved their capital to Egypt, and consolidated their position by expanding into Syria. Their prestige greatly increased with subsequent control of the holy cities of Mecca and Madina.

In Egypt, the Ismaili Imam and fourth Fatimid caliph al-Mu‘izz li-Din Allah founded a new princely city, naming it al-Qahira (the triumphant) — the name from which Cairo is derived.

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