WORLD’S FIRST UNDERWATER MOSQUE
Saudi Arabia is famous for a whole lot of reasons. When I say Saudi Arabia, you think of sand/desert/Islam/Arabic etc. What you don’t think of is ‘diving’ or ‘water’. And even if you did, you don’t think of ‘underwater mosque’. That’s where today’s #MasjidMondays comes in.
I’m sure everyone knows how it is: you go diving and then realise it’s time for Dhuhr so you decide to make a Masjid underwater and then just pray there. Typical stuff, right?
Apparently, a group of Saudi divers built the world’s first underwater mosque and actually performed prayers inside it just after it was completed!
The mosque is essentially a group of plastic pipes filled with sand put together to construct a closed off room. I’m not sure exactly what the requirements are for a mosque but you’ll notice it’s also got the mihrab for the Imam. It was built near the town of Tabuk, close to the border with Jordan.
Subhan’Allah, it’s things like this which best exemplify how Allah (SWT) made the entire world a masjid for us. We are so blessed, Alhamdulillah. These guys definitely get thumbs up for creativity and originality.
Now I realise some of you will look at this and think “WHY?” and that’s a good point. A very verbose and eloquent point, I might add. In my humble response, I shall simply ask you this: “Why not?”.
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No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
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