Another of the important monuments that date back to the Fatemi era is the al-Jame-al-Lulua.
Situated on the foot hills of the Muqattam, it is the very place where, according
to a popular belief, a person's dua is answered and wishes are fulfilled.
Imam Hakim(sa) ordered the construction of a masjid in the year 406 A.H. and named
Historical annals reveal that Imam Hakim(sa) used to retire to jabale-Muqattam for
ibaadat and to seek closeness to Allah. Also, it was here that he was last seen
and disappeared from the eyes of the people for ever.
Among the Fatemi masaajid, Lulua is pretty unique in its features. Its upper layers
fall in the area of Muqattam and its lower layers in the land of al-Qahera-al-Mahroosah.
The masjid's foundation was laid on a huge boulder attached to the boulders of Muqattam
and only by a miracle of Allah has the masjid survived the ravishes of time after
the surrounding area was converted into a graveyard unfrequented and ghastly. Truly
an amazing sign, proving the greatness of the masjid and its erector.