Allahu Akbar

I have had the very great fortune to have visited many wonderful religious buildings from great cathedrals in Europe and USA, Buddhist temples in Thailand and South Africa to tiny temples and, of course many Christian churches. In all of these, mankind’s drive seems to be to build something bigger, better and more glorious so that they may proclaim the greatness of their own particular view of God. They all want to shout out that “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) in their own languages and on their own terms. Yesterday I had a new bit of my great fortune when I visited the Nizamiye Mosque in Midrand.

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