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#islam #casablanca #morocco #faith #religion #God's throne
King Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
The mosque rises above the ocean on a rocky outcrop reclaimed from the sea; taking literally the Islamic notion that states that God’s throne was built upon the water . For those that are curious, this belief arises from Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 2953 and Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 4316. Upon deciding to build the mosque, King Hassan had declared: “I want to build this mosque on the water, because God’s throne is on the water. Therefore, the faithful who go there to pray, to praise the Creator on firm soil, can contemplate God’s sky and ocean.”
(Source: islamic-arts.org, via zulfikaralex)