Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Historic Cairo 1: Photo 4
The Fatimids were Shia Muslims, and over the Bab al-Nasir is the Shi'a version of the shehada, or profession of faith. It adds to the Sunni version the statement that Ali is the friend of Allah, the successor to the messenger of Allah (Muhammad), and his first caliph.
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