And in 2005, I was elated to be able to visit the Granada Mosque and performed the jumaah solat here. We stayed in an apartment in the old quarter, AlBaicin. From our roof terrace the muezzin’s azan (call to prayers) could be clearly heard although loud speaker was not allowed. Masyallah, it was a feeling hard to describe…an azan….after 500 years…in Granada! For the Spanish Muslims, it was twenty two years of struggle to materialize their dream after the city authorities continually objected to their proposal. By the grace of Almighty, in summer, July 10th 2003 the first azan was called and this marked a new dawn for Islam in Europe.
The financiers of this mosque had come from all over the world and my native land was no exception. To our fellow Muslims in Granada…although we are from another part of the world, our feelings are mutual…we share your sorrow, we celebrate your victory and our prayers are always with you. http://www.granadamosque.com/
|Delicious warm bread on sale after Friday prayers|
|Olive tree in the mosque's garden|
|A man selling honey outside the mosque|