Posted by: 7bibti | 2010/01/02

Day 6 – Abu Dhabi:Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Masjid is a place I have wanted to visit for a very long time. When I was in UAE in 2008, the masjid was still in its construction stages and I was not able to go inside. I was elated to know that it was completed and requested that we visit this masjid when traveling to Abu Dhabi. Now, I am infinitely happy that I did.

There are many things in life that humble me, but I don’t think I have ever been able to say that a building moved me so much that it humbled my soul. Just recalling the experience of touching the walls and gazing up to the ceiling stirs something deep inside roohi (my spirit/soul).
The elegance of the building is unearthly, every corner and detail is perfected and seemless. Although millions of dollars of gold, silver, and precious stones were utilized to create the intricate details, it is not the glamorous side that is so striking for me – It is something else entirely.


  1. I’m so glad you got to see it, and that you were with us to help us with our hijab! And your pictures are gorgeous – I love the way you you took the last one through the window, it looks like the flowers are floating.

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