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Mosque in Spring Hill, FL...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 1 September 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...this mosque was built several years ago. It is supported by about 80 local families, "many of whom are physicians with disposable income," according to the newspaper. The article goes on to say: "While the new mosque's exterior is grand, the interior is modest, except for a double-tiered crystal chandelier in the prayer hall donated by a member." Inside, no paintings, images or statuary adorn the mosque. "Anything that could lead to glorifying others than God is forbidden." Several tapestries and a large mosaic in mother-of-pearl decorate the walls of the main prayer hall, which faces east, toward Mecca. The art, Arabic script, spells out chapters of the Koran, said a member and tour guide. "The mosque is mainly a prayer room," she added.

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Universe from Tehran, Iran

Really amazing capture with very beautiful lighting full of hope. Well done. Bravo !!

1 Sep 2012 6:00am

@Universe: Thank you.

Parisa from tehran, Iran

amazing!

1 Sep 2012 10:59am

Joyce from Montana, United States

A lovely composition Judy. I was in a mosque in Singapore and was enchanted and mesmerized by the light and spacious quiet inside. It was holy.

1 Sep 2012 1:16pm

@Joyce: Thank you, Joyce, and I was in the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that did the same for me.

agnes from besançon, France

très jolie architecture.

1 Sep 2012 1:27pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this place under fading light of day. Excellent color and detail.

1 Sep 2012 2:44pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you, Don.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful looking building and the light you've captured it in is stunning. Wonderful how the local Islamic community got together to build it

1 Sep 2012 7:36pm

@Doug: Thanks, Doug. I appreciate your reading how this came to be. My doctor is one of these people; a more kind, thorough, and compassionate man you couldn't find, and such an opposite to the radicals we so often hear about.

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

Great framing and beautiful architecture.

1 Sep 2012 7:47pm

@ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie.

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice!!!
so beautiful colors & lights!
Lovely!

1 Sep 2012 8:06pm

@omid: Thank you, Omid.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You have come up with a lovely natural light image here, Judy. The mosque is very pretty.

1 Sep 2012 10:34pm

@Rick: Thank you, Rick ... it really is a beautiful mosque.

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful architecture! You captured this at the right time of day when the light is perfect for the colours on the mosque. 5*****stars! Well done Judy!

3 Sep 2012 1:08pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you so much, Don ... I too, was impressed by the light. Any later in the day and there is no light on the east-facing building.

Donna Lee Michas from New York, New York, United States

What a handsome architectural capture you've gotten here, Judy. Splendid. Truly.

3 Sep 2012 4:12pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice simple lines in the architecture

3 Sep 2012 9:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

"Anything that could lead to glorifying others than God is forbidden." - could be a good idea, but I think of the cathedrals in Europe and even here, and think all of the beauty and art also glorify God too.

3 Sep 2012 11:17pm

@B. Thomas: I am happy that our local group agree with those of us in other denominations who focus on God's beauty, shown all over the world.

franz from Baden, Austria

i like the simplicity and straightforwardness of this mosque, and i don't think at all that its outside appearance is "grand", and i like the colour scheme of the walls! (we have several mosques in our vicinity, but none of them would be recognisable from the outside as a mosque. people can't afford to build new ones, so they just buy old buildings and adapt them.)

4 Sep 2012 5:12pm

@franz: Thank you, and you no doubt read that this mosque is majorly supported by local physicians. A local female dentist is also a large benefactor. They worshiped in a small, cement-block walled building for some years before this was built.

stormtrooper from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Sombre mood looking at this Masjid. Hope the community appreciate the struggle to bring the Masjid to being.

8 Sep 2012 11:18pm

@stormtrooper: This Muslim community is for the most part made up of physicians, dentists, an professionals, people of higher incomes. Their choice to build was their own decision.

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