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Al Darb Al ahmr was characterized with many women from history who were so extremely generous as they were usually in the service of people and they won’t be forgotten through history, one of them was “Nafisa Al Baydaa” because of being the mother of all the area of Al Darb Al ahmr.She left a beautiful archeological group which was named as “Al Sokria”,it is a Sabil topped with Kuttab and commercial shops that were rented and the yield was used for the Kuttab and Sabil expenses in addition to that there were two bathrooms used for charity. Over the commercial shops and bathrooms, there was Rab’ for housing the poor Muslims with nominal prices. Al Sokria is an area which was mentioned by the famous writer Naguib Mahfouz in his trilogy and it holds number 358 as a touristic site in Al Ghuriya area far from Bab Zuwayla with only few meters.
She was born in 1750A.D in east of Turkey also she was brought up and lived in Cairo like other girls who were bought by the Mamluk leader “Ali Bek Al Kabeer”, who were brought to Cairo like her at young age as he held positions and managed to get power and domination also he bought “Nafisa Al Baydaa “when she became so beautiful and he set her free by taking her as a second wife .Later Ali Beek died during one of the battles and he left for her a big fortune then she married from another Mamluk leader “Murad Beek” .In 1750 ,she collected her property in order to get endowment for charity work and she donated all the yield for the sake of God. She was one of the most famous women during the time of Mamluk and French Campaign in Egypt besides Al Gabrty praised her after death by saying “She lived along life with splendor,وin Egypt besides Al Gabrty praised her after death by saying ” She lived along life with splendor and richness cial shop richness and the powerful word as she was a good person for what she did for poor and charity also she was cultured rich woman, very beautiful and modesty who attracted the Egyptian hearts for being famous with her charity for needy people and protecting the weak even she was eliminating the injustice from the weak besides she was donating with a monthly subsidy for various families who lost their property thus she had a great prestige among people and being famous between all standards of society as well.