|Superblock:||D. Tal'at Harb Superblock|
|Genealogy:||Historically planned as passageway|
|Morphology:||2 Entrances - straight perpendicular|
|Total number of premises:||25|
Originally a part of al-Nabarawi Street, this passageway is known as a destination for cultural events at the Townhouse Gallery and performances at the Rawabet Theater, and for its popular Al-Tak‘iba Cafe. The alleyway, which connects Mahmud Basyuni and Ma‘ruf Streets, passes through the remnants of a small 19th century settlement built around the shrine of Sheikh Ma‘ruf by his adherents, apart from the larger Mamluk-era port town of Bulaq on the banks of the Nile. The shrine still exists a few blocks to the north. The settlement was eventually subsumed into the European Downtown.