Alvina Durvesh Professor Curtis TH 12:05 to 1:30 November 14, 2012
Masjid-e-Sabireen Masjid-e-Sabireen is a beautiful mosque located in Sugarland. This mosque has breathtaking external. The outside is composed of soft brown brick pieces. It has about 50 pointed arches. They are beautifully covering around the building. The building it facilitated with a playground, basketball court, football court and surrounded by a garden. The art inside the building reflects the Muslim ideas about aniconism. Aniconism is the practice of or belief in the avoiding or shunning of image of divine beings, prophets or other respected religious figures, or in different manifestations, any human beings or living creatures. Most of the paintings are floral designs with delicate details. The floral pattern in the paintings is also designed in gold pleating’s. There are also pictures of the Khana Qabba which a very sacred place for all Muslim. It is a pillar of Islam to visit Kaaba and perform hajj at least once in your lifetime if capable. There are several paintings with floral design on the outer part and calligraphy inside.in these calligraphic images are quotes from the Quran. The Quran literally means recitation .it is the book that Muslims read and follow every day. It gives Muslims a complete detail of difference between right and wrong and also guides them to go on the right path. The masjid has many racks that had several c opies of the Quran on them. There are many Quran in there with translations in several different languages. This suggests that people in the masjid are not all English speakers there are many bilingual people to attend the prayers on an everyday basis. There is also a time schedule hung in several places in the mosque that tells people what time each prayer is held. Salat is the second pillar of Islam Muslims are required to perform salat 5 times a day and it helps them purify themselves five times every day of any sin. Calligraphers enjoy a...
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