For this post, allow me to share with my blogging community glimpses of an unlikely world that you, dear reader, may not normally find yourself in: the Masjid an-Nabawi (or Prophet’s Mosque) of Madinah al-Munawwarah (the Enlightened City) in Saudi Arabia.
It is my sincere hope that with these photos and the linked videos, I could convey to you the peace of this place and its people, a peace that is as graceful and nurturing as these umbrellas in the piazza and courtyards of the Masjid an-Nabawi.
photo gallery: The Prophet’s Mosque. photography by Said Sadain, Jr.
SL Rasch GmbH: Unfurling the umbrellas, and other projects (2:29 mins)
The Making and Installation of the Umbrellas (6:15 mins)
- An unlikely post for the WP Photo Challenge.
- YouTube videos are courtesy of SL Rasch GmbH.
With this post, I bid you hail and Godspeed! I shall be taking leave from blogging for a while, especially during the fasting month of Ramadhan (which falls from mid-May to mid-June this year), to retreat to a calmer and more modest life, immersed in the peace of worship and prayers, and a heightened consciousness of the invisible <em>lines connecting us to an Almighty Source that is Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
— SSJ, 4 May 2018