Monday, December 22, 2008

The Grand Mosque

Wow, what an experience, I wish all of you could have been with us for this day. We arrived at the Grand Mosque and parked the car. The mosque is huge. Can you see Ethan in the yellow sweatshirt on the lower right corner of the fourth photograph? I could not even begin to get the whole mosque in one shot. (I need a wide angle lens...) We entered the mosque and I was given an abaya (the local black gown and headress) to wear inside. Our tour guide took us all around the mosque, explained so many wonderful things to us and even showed us the Qur'an and told us some of what it says. The building itself can hold 7,000 worshippers! It was a wonderfully informative visit.

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metasilk mamabirder said...

Have any of you been learning Arabic while you're there?