Religion

Religion

?Identification:
For the field assignment I visited the Ottawa Mosque on Friday 6th February 2004 at
12:00 pm, for the Jummah (Friday) prayer, which is the most significant one for the Muslims
from all the days of the week. It is located in Ottawa at 251 Northwestern Avenue.
The building:
The building of Ottawa Mosque is fairly big. It is visible quite easily from two blocks
away, due to its large minaret and a huge spherical dome. From the exterior the building has
brown brick facade and is in a square shape. Above the building is the spherical dome, which is
painted green , symbolising the holy colour of Islam. There is a crescent moon on top of the
dome made of copper and painted in gold. There is also a hexagonal cylindrical shaped minaret
beside the dome. On top of the minaret is a small balcony extending outwards. On the sides of
the balcony are six lamps facing down, to provide light at night. There is a hexagonal cone
shaped dome covering the balcony. The dome is also green, itself, and has a golden crescent
moon as well pointing towards the sky. The crescent is also one of the religious symbols for
Islam, since it is associated with the

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