When Muslims go to mosques to worship, it’s usually a private affair behind solid walls. What if the house of worship were to be transparent?
A Saudi-based artist and a math teacher, Ajlan Gharem, 32, has designed a transparent mosque as part of an art project called “Paradise Has Many Gates,” to send a strong message to the Islamophobes that mosques are not the places for breeding terrorists.
Its design is similar to that of traditional mosques but only that it has transparent walls. Inside, it is decorated with the traditional rugs you would find in every mosque.
The mosque is made up of severe steel fencing which is usually used by Europe to bar the refugees from entering.
“It’s not just something to show — it’s going to be a new space for ideas, for dialogue, for a new kind of conversation,” Gharem told media.
His idea of the transparent mosque was to appeal the rational thinking of non-Muslims to reflect on the concept. What Muslims perform in a transparent mosque is the same what they perform in a walled-mosque, so it’s ludicrous to relate Islam, Muslims and Mosques to terrorism.
View images of the mosque below: