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.)
A rectangular plan, courtyard mosque, which can be covered by a retractable tent when necessary. The main dome in front of the mihrab" is supported on pendentives and its drum is pierced by arched clerestories. Two consecutive series of smaller domes line the courtyard on the other three sides. To enhance the structure's Ottoman overtone