Friday, May 21, 2010
The Grand Mosque
The Grand Mosque is the 3rd largest mosque in the world. Abu Dhabi would have liked for it to be the biggest the the people of Mecca and Medina (the muslim holy lands) would not allow a mosque to be bigger than theirs. A mosque is a muslim place of worship. This particular mosque is made of marble from all around the world. It contains the largest carpet in the world inside and the largest dome in a mosque on the outside. There is a large center room for men to come and pray and worship and 2 side rooms for women. Women and men are not allowed to touch ir be near one another for prayer that happens 3 times a day. In order to go into the mosque, Sophie and I had to wear an abaya and sheila. Unfortunately I have slippery hair and my sheila would not stay on my head. I had a couple of warnings from a security guard to cover my head immediatly. Shawn and I were not allowed to get too close or touch in the mosque.