Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort

Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Having a GRAND time at the GRAND MOSQUE

The Far-Far Away Flusches recently visited the Ahmad Al Fateh Mosque (The Grand Mosque)in Juffair, Bahrain. The Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the Kingdom of Bahrain, accommodating 7000 worshipers weekly. The Grand Mosque opened it's doors June 2nd in 1988. The total cost of the building was close to $20 Million dollars.

Jann is dressed in Abaya (robe) and Hejab (head scarf) all women must wear these traditional items upon entering a mosque. Women who practice Islam wear them every day when they leave their homes.

Inside the Grand Mosque you will find two floors for worship. The bottom (Main Level) is reserved for men and the top level (balcony) is for female worshipers. The separate worship space is designed so the sexes don't distract each other from their worship.

The main building has an amazingly beautiful chandelier that was imported from France.

The main building of the Grand Mosque has two 230 feet minarets (towers) that call worshipers to prayer 5 times daily.

This is Tanner and Jann with our wonderful tour guide.

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