Sunday, April 01, 2007


King Fahad Mosque

I borrowed the following content from the Gazetteer for Scotland, an encyclopaedia that is well worth a browse.

"Located on Potterow in Edinburgh is the King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre. The Mosque, which provides prayer facilities for some 1200 people, was opened on 31st July, 1998 and named in honour of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who had provided much of the £3.5 million funding. The building took 20 years and three architects to reach completion and it lay half-finished for several years in the early 1990s when funding had dried up. Dr Basil Al-Bayati's design apparently combines Islamic calligraphy with a chequered motif subtly derived from tartan."


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