Saudi Arabia 1986-1990 - maui-mike


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THE FLOATING MOSQUE: This was my favorite mosque! In Arabic, it is called a "masjid." Simple yet elegant, it was unique for its time in that it was built on a pier whose pilings were anchored in the coral shallows along the Corniche Road. Locally, it is known as a mosque for which Indonesian Muslims have a particular affinity when visiting for Hajj or Omrah.

Officiallly, it is called Fatima az-Zahra Mosque, after the daughter of the Prophet (although it might also be referred to as al-Rahma Mosque, i.e. "Mercy Mosque").