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mosquedescription - Aaron Kwan September 8, 2010 REL 301-...

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Aaron Kwan September 8, 2010 REL 301- Professor David Albertson Masjid Omar ibn Al-Khattab As soon as I stepped into the mosque, a swell of calm, refreshing air enveloped me. It was, however, not like the familiar cool, crisp air that typically pours from vents to the many classrooms and halls of campus, or even like a smooth, charming breeze right off the ocean. It was like almost nothing I’ve ever felt before—not even in a church of my own religion. Without any pressing sensation from air-conditioning, tingling discomfort from humidity, or distracting anxiety from heat, the atmosphere inside the mosque seemed perfectly conducive to both prayer and meditation. My eyes began to wander, and I quickly noticed a remarkable piece of artwork hung behind a large plate of glass, protected from its audience. An imposing black tapestry embroidered with threads of gold and white, this gorgeous collection of swirling motifs among seamless Arabic calligraphy is representative of the Kaaba, a cube-shaped
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