The Al-Abbasi Mosque with its tall minaret and dome in Mohamed Ali Street in the Al-Arab district of the Canal City of Port Said has been reopened on 3/8/2018 by Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and Minister of Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa, after almost two years of restoration that has seen it hidden under scaffolding as workmen strengthen and restore its walls.
The mosque was the second oldest mosque in Port Said after the Al-Tawfiki Mosque. It was built by the khedive Abbas Helmi II in 1904 among 102 mosques in different governorates built in the same period and was inaugurated in 1905.
The mosque played an important political role during the Tripartite Aggression against Egypt in 1956, as it was used by the Popular Resistance Movement in the city. It was also used by late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser for prayer when he visited Port Said.