Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil graduated from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, where, from 1965 to 1970, he lectured in the Department of Architecture. El-Wakil has acknowledged the importance of Hassan Fathy to his design development. Since 1971 El-Wakil has been in private practice as an architect. (Source: Architecture and Community: Building in the Islamic World Today. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Millerton, NY: Aperture. 1983.)
Island Mosque Project Summary. Edited by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1989.
A project summary is a brief description of the project compiled by an editor at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture extracting information from the architect's record, client's record, presentation panels, and nominators statement.