The Grand Mosque
Guest Writer-Mom P.
Visiting Kuwait would not be complete without touring The Grand Mosque. One can not enter without wearing a Hijab and Abaya. Here I am dressed and relaxing...Arab style.
We had an excellant guide who took much time in explaining all of the aspects this beautifully crafted place of Muslim worship. This is the Grand Prayer Room. It can hold thousands of praying muslim men. They stand or bow shoulder to shoulder in order to keep the devil out of their prayers. The call to prayer can be heard 5 times each day. This mosque is in the center of Kuwait City. Every neighborhood had its own mosque. The Grand Mosque is only filled to capacity during Ramadan, which is the holiest of times for Muslims.
I'm glad I serve a God who hears our prayers anywhere…anytime.
Hand crafted mosaic and calligraphy from the Koran is the only form of decor in the Mosque.
Lining the outside walkways are stain glass lights from Syria.
Walking to the Prayer Room for women. Men and women pray in separate rooms in the Muslim culture.
Heather and I went to a Sand Castle Exhibit that evening. You might remember some of these same pictures when Heather's parents visited. This place was amazing. Sculptors from around the world came to be a part of this. We enjoyed a colorful, cultural evening of watching people and looking at pieces of art made from sand.