Masjid Al-Ayn at sunrise

Masjid Al-Ayn at sunrise

An early morning shot of Al-Masjid Al-Ayn ('The Mosque of the Spring'). The lower story of the building on the left was the ablutions room of the mosque, which made use of the spring that emerged from underground at this point. This dried up in the late 1990s. The upper story was the madrassa, where children from this neighbourhood received lessons in the Holy Quran. The nodule on the right corner of the roof of the mosque is a 'bumah', which protected the entrance hatch to the roof from rain. In keeping with the first mosques of Islam, the 'adhan' or call to prayer, from traditional Omani mosques was made from the roof.
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Masjid Al-Ayn at sunrise

Masjid Al-Ayn at sunrise

An early morning shot of Al-Masjid Al-Ayn ('The Mosque of the Spring'). The lower story of the building on the left was the ablutions room of the mosque, which made use of the spring that emerged from underground at this point. This dried up in the late 1990s. The upper story was the madrassa, where children from this neighbourhood received lessons in the Holy Quran. The nodule on the right corner of the roof of the mosque is a 'bumah', which protected the entrance hatch to the roof from rain. In keeping with the first mosques of Islam, the 'adhan' or call to prayer, from traditional Omani mosques was made from the roof.
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