Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque
Architectural type: Mosque
Style: Traditional Omani Islamic architecture
Date built: 2015
Address: 23rd July Street, Muscat, Oman, Muscat 113, Oman
I’ve been yearning to travel to my parents homeland, Yemen but war has prevented me from reaching this destination. It’s been years since I’ve been there and I think often of seeing it again and being unable to reach my destination has brought me internal torture. The heart that has been lost will not be recovered anytime soon.
So, when I think of traveling, I often think of traveling to destinations that will remind me of my parents homeland. One of these destinations is Oman. I knew little of the country but I know that the pictures remind me of Yemen. The mountainous landscape, the stone homes, the mosques, the clothing styles of the residents – it all reminds me of Yemen.
While traveling, I went to the Magnificent Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque. It has to be one of the most beautiful mosques that I have ever visited. I made sure that I wore a traditional thowb (garment) that was hand sown in Yemen when I arrived. I want to immerse myself into the culture of Oman while still holding my own.
Here in Oman, modernity and traditional come together. The Magnificent Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque is a testament of it. This mosque has huge white blocks and has a clean image. Reminds me of the white brick homes that are built in Yemen. What a beautiful site indeed. Located on a mountain top in Muscat, the Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque is a site that must be visited.