Industrial Area Funky Mosque


I’ve published photos of quite a few mosques on this blog. Some are enormous, grand, and amazing; others are very functional, small, and plain; and many more fall somewhere in between. This mosque is located in an industrial area where there are many businesses with foreign laborers. All businesses are required to close several times a day during prayer times. Mosques are located every few blocks so it is easy for people to go to a mosque for prayers. If it is not convenient, Muslims can pray just about anywhere, as long as it is a clean place and they face Makkah when they pray. That’s why many people use prayer rugs – they just lay them out when they pray so there is automatically a clean place to pray. Mosques are usually carpeted wall-to-wall, and people must take off their shoes before entering. During prayer, different positions are assumed, from standing, to sitting, to prostrating down to the floor. It’s nice to have a prayer rug so you don’t come into contact with the floor.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Industrial Area Funky Mosque

  1. Jerry M says:

    Not beautiful but I assume it is functional. Not too different in its way from the store from churches in US cities a few generations ago.

  2. Dina says:

    Ha, I like how you call it a funky mosque. It’s different, all right.

    When I work archaeology, my work mates spread out cardboard at their prayer times.

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