El-Shazli traveled widely in his religious quest . He
traveled to Baghdad and then Tunisia where he
lived in a town called Shazla ( hence his name ) . Then he
moved to Tunis , where he became a
popular figure .
Then he moved to
and after that to Upper Egypt
. In 1258 , on his way to perform pilgrimage
eventually traveled to Egypt and stayed
where he preached to Mecca Abu El-Hassan El-Shazli
died in Wadi Homaythara where he is buried . A shrine was
built for him and became a popular site for the followers of
his school from Egypt and North Africa .The Ministry
of Islamic Endowments built the new Shazli Mosque in 1969 .