The Al-Hussein Mosque has all the qualities that can startle the tourists. The appearance of this mosque is charming indeed and tourists will find its shape charming. The mosque is pretty old and originally, it got established in the year 1154. As one of the most sacred Islamic religious institutions also, this mosque is internationally renowned. In 19th century, the structure got revamped and hence, one can observe strong hints of Gothic Revival architecture in the structure of the building. The mausoleum of the mosque complex is believed to be present here from the original construction period of the mosque. Al Hussein Mosque is located just a short distance from downtown Cairo, in an area of the city known as Old Cairo or Islamic Cairo. Al Hussein Mosque is perhaps best known for the fact that it is home to the world’s oldest complete manuscript of the Quran. It is also believed to house the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad who was killed by the Umayyads in Iraq in 680 AD. Today, Al Hussein Mosque is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic places in all of Egypt.