When it comes to the prestigious monuments crafted by Islamists in ancient times, we can never ignore the importance of Egypt. Cairo, the beautiful capital of the transcontinental country, is one of such cities, which boasts of having some of those amazing Islamic antiquities.
Among all other populated cities in the Arab world, Cairo enjoys the top position. The rich history as well as enormous contribution of the city to Islamic art has made it almost an outdoor museum of wonderful Islamic antiquities.
However, the saddest part is that even though there are thousands of minarets around the city of Cairo, almost all of them have become languished. As the mosques, minarets and other testaments constructed by Muslims are getting decayed with each passing day, the glorious past of Islamic community is also fading away gradually.
For the last two years, a number of striking Islamic antiquities including the gorgeous fixtures, copper doorknockers, etc. on primeval mosques have been robbed or overlooked in Cairo, as well as in the entire Egypt. Not only that, but the Egypt Government is also indifferent regarding the up keeping of such remarkable monuments.
It started right after the rebellion that expelled Hosni Mubarak, the longtime leader of the country in the year 2011. A chaos was created throughout the nation due to the intense civil disobedience, and it affected the tourism industry of the country badly.
Visitors got scared of visiting Egypt during the turmoil and the panic continued even when the uprising was over. The amount of revenue earned by the Government of Egypt each year from the travel and tourism industry has started shrinking considerably for the last two years. As a result, it has become tough for the Egypt officials to pay for the maintenance and preservation of the historic monuments.
The nationwide disorders have also stolen away the power of the police and made them inactive. The major section of the Egyptian Police are now both incapable and reluctant to do anything for getting tough on the criminals as well as belligerent merchants who have been engulfing the celebrated mosques, madrasas, caravansaries, and so on.
From centuries-old canals to momentous Mausoleums, each and everything is getting weaker as there is no upholding from the end of the Government. In short, the rich Islamic history of Egypt and its capital Cairo has been fading away with time, and almost no significant steps are being taken by the officials.