Images of worship: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Home & Away Tuesday 13/June/2017 19:28 PM
By: Times News Service
Images of worship: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Everyone who lives in Muscat has driven past the architectural wonder that is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, many have visited, and many have prayed there too. This iconic monument of faith is not only a wonderful place of reflection and prayer, it is also home to an architectural museum of sorts, paying homage to the various eras of Islamic design, as well as many notable modern architectural features that serve as inspiration for the eyes and soul.

The carpet
This is one of the most iconic features of the mosque, the hand-made Persian carpet. The carpet covers the entire floor of the prayer hall in a single piece, which took four years to produce, and about 600 female weavers to get it done – fascinating.