Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Islam, women and men at worship, sacred places and spaces.

Hind Makki is nothing if not interesting,
You will also find Hindi on the blog, Hindrospectives
with her thoughts on Islam, the West, and pop culture.
Particularly of interest, is Hind's presence on Tumblr
where she posts on a site call Side Entrance.
The focus of Side entrance is on photos from mosques around the world,
showcasing women's sacred spaces, in relation to men's spaces.
She claims to show the beautiful, the adequate and the pathetic.
 Sacred spaces are important. 
They have a resonance which somehow our human psyche can tap into -
whether these are human made spaces
or spaces which we come across in the natural environment.
They are places of connection with something universal,
yet not contained by our own
knowledge of physical space.
Hind often highlights the feature of Islam where men and women
have different sacred spaces in mosques -
different places for prayer and prayerful listening.

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