As a Muslim I have a very personal dream to travel to all the famous mosques in the world and perform atleast one prayer there so this was a huge dream come true for me. The Hassan ii Mosque rests on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco’s northern coast and is the largest mosque in Africa and the seventh largest mosque in the world. The designers of the Hassan ii Mosque are known to have used elements and inspiration from Islamic places of worship from Morocco, Spain and the Middle East which gives the mosque its unique structure.
We started our trip in Casablanca by performing Maghrib prayers in the mosque. The experience was sensational with hundreds of Muslim women lining up shoulder to shoulder to pray in one of the biggest and most breathtaking mosques in the world. Surrounded by minarets made out of marble and huge ornate chandeliers, I felt like I was praying in a palace.
It was iconic of our visit to Morocco that the trip ended with us experiencing the sound of the Adhaan whilst sitting on the shores of the sea with the one of the most beautiful mosques in the world overlooking a beautiful sunset. The sight was so beautiful it almost made me cry to think that I was leaving all this behind. Visiting Morocco has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember and as I stood overlooking the sea with the Adhaan ringing in my dream I realised I had finally fulfilled my dream.
Because, as I always say, there’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.