Saturday, May 01, 2010

Neighborhood mosque

Sunday 2 May 2010

Ryan and I were both terribly sick with food poisoning today, and did not leave our beds. So, here is a photo of a normal (if rather nice) neighborhood mosque.

You can see all the individual spaces on the carpet, one for each man to kneel on. (The women are always in a separate room, or, like in this mosque, in a balcony area.) The niche tells in which direction Mecca can be found. That big staircase there is the minbar, where the imam stands to give his sermon on Friday.

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