Kim Badawi

Editorial Assignments: The New Yorker: The Mosque on the Square

The Mosque on the Square - The New Yorker

by Peter Hessler

The Omar Markram Mosque in Tahrir Square has served a a hospital, a detention center and a funeral home since the recent street clashes on Mohammad Mahmoud Street between protesters and Egyptian Security Military Council (SCAF ) in late November of 2011, in Cairo, Egypt.

Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on the evening of December 4th. 2011.
  
Sheikh Mohammad is also injured and a Sheikh and is covering for Sheikh Samy today. Men incharge of security at the square order medication at the entrance of the Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on the evening of December 4th. 2011.
  
Sheikh Samy is a patient and a Sheikh recovering at Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on the evening of December 4th. 2011.
     
  
Prayer time at Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on the evening of December 4th. 2011.
  
Ibrahim recites scripture while Ahmed and Mohammad watch Mustafa attach protective gear to a volunteer at Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on December 5th. 2011.
  
Patients awake at Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square in the morning of December 5th. 2011.
     
  
Volunteers argue about logistics at the entrance of the Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on the evening of December 4th. 2011.
  
Donated medical supplies insided reception hall of the Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on December 5th. 2011.
  
Man washes before morning prayer inside Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on December 5th. 2011.
     
  
Volunteer Mohammad Mustafa watches over detainee, accused of theft in Tahrir Square on December 5th. 2011. The man was severally beaten prior to his detention.
  
Shiekh Mohammad outside Omar Makram Mosque on Tahrir Square on early morning on December 5th. 2011.