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More Minarets

Twice in the last year, I have seen new mosques, or mosques undergoing renovation, like this one, stop, the first new minarets torn down and newer, longer, thinner minarets go up. Literally about twice the size of what went up originally. This is the end result of the Fehaheel mosque along Gulf Road – actually, I find these minarets very elegant.

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In Qatar, we used to go looking for the older, state-built mosques. Most of them, the little area mosques (there is supposed to be a mosque within a five minute walk for every person) are still working mosques in Qatar. In old Kuwait city, they recently renovated some minarets that I see in very old photos of Kuwait.

March 30, 2008 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Building, ExPat Life, Living Conditions

6 Comments »

  1. I can’t tell the difference between Shia and Sinna mosques, so I usually just read the name, that always tells. There is an amazing shia mosque in sabah alsalim, its blue beige.. you can see it form the fahaheel expressway, you should check it out.

    Comment by teagirl | March 31, 2008 | Reply

  2. I will have to look for it – is it between 6th and 7th ring, over on the right side as you drive south? As you can see from my earlier post with the purple dome, I am often shooting from my moving car, and I don’t always get great shots. Maybe I could get to it from 303?

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 31, 2008 | Reply

  3. there is a mosque in janoob alsurra i think u would enjoy

    Comment by Mrm | April 1, 2008 | Reply

  4. Mrm – I am often in Surra – tell me which sector and what it looks like.

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 1, 2008 | Reply

  5. Well I havent really got all the streets down yet.. If you’re going from Mishrif to Adan on the FE, it will be on your right before the Sabah Alsalem exit. 😀

    Comment by teagirl | April 1, 2008 | Reply

  6. Thank you, teagirl. I will look for it. As you can see, the mosques and minarets fascinate me.

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 1, 2008 | Reply


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