Nigeria: The Mosque Made With Bricks
This is a mosque built specifically for the observing of the five daily Salah (prayer) of workers in a company within the FCT. It was built because of the need of timely worship by the Muslim workers and lack of a proper facility to accommodate them for the worship.
The design of the mosque from the outside with bricks catches the attention of passersby. The call to prayer (Athan) makes it evident that it is a Mosque, although many will miss it at first glance.
There is a small area for ablution close to the entrance and a toilet opposite the Mosque. The design within the mosque is simple and the entire floor is decorated with carpet.
A Muslim is obligated to pray five times a day. This is in line with an injunction from God Almighty in the Glorious Qur’an:
“And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].” Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 43
Mosques are buildings made for the main purpose of Salah(prayer) and worship of Allah(God) The Most High.
This singular act by the company is a praiseworthy gesture as the Muslim workers have since find ease and comfort. It is hope that many more companies will follow in this noble path.