The mosque is located in the heart of the city of Fes, which houses the tomb of Idris II, the founder of Fez, known generally as Zawya of Moulay Idriss.
The shrine is part of an urban group comprising:
- The “Kayton” House where Idriss lives in the beginnings of his state-building.
- The mosque of “Achraf” where the founder of the city leads the prayer.
- House ablutions.
The mosque is very broad and beautiful, it was constructed during the founding of the city, where prayers are held on Friday, the building has been renovated and expanded many times during the rule of Merinides, Watasis, Saadians, and Alawites.
On the occasion of the annual season of Moulay Idriss Al-Azhar, people from different parts of the country visit the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, which represents according to researchers, historians, anthropologists the heart of popular worship and pray.
Keep Moulay Idriss mausoleum, which is located in the heart of the ancient city, between shy Achammaaan, carpenters, villagers adjacent to a mosque, the spiritual significance Kmahg traditional people.
The shrine opens its doors all day to receive visitors; the place has become a spiritual center of the city of Fes.