You will often see the Minaret of a mosque long before you see the whole building. Traditionally the Muzzein would call the prayer from the balcony near the top, but this tradition has been superseded by technology – he’s been made redundant by Sony and LG sound systems! In Muslim countries most houses and places of work are no more than a 5 minute walk from the mosque which mean there are lots calling to prayer at the same time. One of the most enigmatic holiday experiences of my life so far has been waking up early in the Tunisian town of Tozeur, and hearing all the Muzzein calling the faithful to prayer. Our hotel was set on a hillside and the sound drifted towards us, almost but not quite synchronised. It’s back to Oman for today’s mosque which is located in the Muttrah area of Muscat. Photo taken from the top of the Marina Hotel at the port.
Wishing all our Muslim friends “Ramadan Kareem”. May this Holy Month be a blessed one for you and your families.
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