This Mosque looks like it’s from another planet but in fact, it’s located in Qatar’s Education City.

From outside it looks like as if it’s a space ship which has just landed.

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And its minarets rise high into the air slanted towards Makkah – the direction of prayer for Muslims worldwide.

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The courtyard in the centre of the Masjid is decorated with calligraphy and geometric patterns.

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The mosque has five pillars which represent the five pillars of Islam around which four streams flow. The four streams represent the four rivers in heaven – of wine, milk, honey and water.

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Inside, there are prayer facilities for men below and spaces for women in the gallery above – the Mosque has a capacity of 1,800 people. Qur’anic verses line the centre of the ceiling which lead to the Mihrab – a feature that is found in traditional Mosque designs.

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A unique feature is the lighting which are emitted from triangular openings of different sizes. For worshipers, it is as though they are praying under the stars!

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The Mihrab features a golden texture and a Qur’anic ayah which translates as:

“So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer].” 2:144

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Originally posted: This Mosque Looks Like it’s From Another Planet

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