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Barriers to faith

Barrier to faith, grand mosque, Kuwait.


The Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the State of Kuwait covering 20,000 square metres surrounded by gardens with a variety of flowers, plants, palm trees, fountains and waterfalls. The Main Prayer Hall (seen here) is 72 metres wide on both sides, has 21 teakwood doors and lighting is provided by 144 windows.


At the time of Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, there were no barriers separating male and female members of the congregation, men simply prayed in front, with the women behind them. Today, almost, if not every mosque erects a barrier separating the genders. You have to ask, if following his example is so important, why isn't it being followed in what should be the holiest of places, the mosques?


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Taken on September 26, 2009