Assalamu alaikum dear readers, peace be with you
Alhamdulillah (=thanks and praise be to God) I am in Morocco. We had the pleasure and blessing of spending time in this amazing mosque in Rabat. It is a fairly new masjid (=mosque) built by the sister of the previous king.
Beautifully designed and a gem of ‘maghrebi’ style architecture. Maghreb means ‘west’ and is the Muslim name for Morocco, as it is historically the western most part of the Muslim world.
Maghreb is also the name of the prayer at sunset, since the sun sets in the west! We joined the congregation for the noon prayer, ‘dhuhr’.
Here are some pictures… the masjid is aptly named, lele meaning something like lady and sakeena meaning tranquility, calmness, serenity…
Pictures don’t do it justice, we were very blessed to visit there. I hope you will be able to one day too.
Peace be upon you all.