Sunday, 3 February 2008

Mosques in Kuwait

Kuwait’s Masjed Al Kabeer, the Grand Mosque, boasts a 74 meters high minaret and can accommodate almost 12000 worshippers in the main hall and courtyard. The dome is 26 meters in diameter and 43 meters high. Asma’ Allah Al-Husná, the 99 Names of God, will decorate it. The mosque is not far from the Sief Palace of the Amir of Kuwait, and Sharq’s old dhow harbour and fish market

There are so many different mosques in Kuwait, and many of them are quite small and charming.

The Shi’a branch of Islam is observed by about 30 per cent of the Kuwaiti population. One beautiful example of a Shi’a mosque can be found in Jabriya. It resembles in some way the mosques in Iran.

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