– BBC Viewpoint: Why Sikhs celebrate kindness
& Slowly lower the ranks of remembering it.
In the glimmer of Gold, we forgot the creator of it.
We resonate with the color, the stones, the carpets.
But fail to remember, we are but slaves,
walking every step in the house of worship,
not as slaves, but as rich as kings.”
With time, Mosques became a hub for many discussion gatherings —social, political, educational and much more. In addition, schools and libraries were often attached to mosques to teach the purpose of being & the purpose of living.
A mosque was a place of Salaah and a place where the distribution of responsibility would take place. The purpose of a mosque was not just to be lit with the perfect chandeliers but to be a flaming torch of justice.
A structure that welcomed people who lacked the informal/formal information of how Muslims cope in times of crisis and walked the path of life.
At that time, it was safe to say that the beauty of a mosque was praying lips & doing hands, not the carving.
The mosques are only maintained by those who have faith in Allah and the Last Day, establish prayer and give charity.”
-Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2617