Located on the eastern side of the city, this is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Muslim world. It consists of two grave sites, one on the north and the other on the south. The dry climate contributed to the cemetery’s preservation, which dates to the second-century AH and was in use until the Mamluk period.
The cemetery has witnessed the first attempt to build domes above mausoleums in Egypt during the Fatimid period. Among the most important buildings in the cemetery are the dome of the seventy-seven walis, the mashhads (mausoleum) of al-Sharif Hassan, al-Sharif Hedra, Abbasa Bnt Khadyj, al-Sada al-Ga’afera, Zainab bint al-Hanafyya, Sayyida Aamna in the southern cemetery.