June 17, 2014
1104 KUWAIT - Mohammed Nasser el Sabah Mosque in Kuwait City
Built in 1981 in Ras-Salmiya area of Kuwait City, Mohammed Nasser el Sabah Mosque (aka Sheikh Nasser Mosque) is probably the only mosque in the World shaped like a stepped pyramid. Besides 30x26m pyramid shape main prayer hall, it also has a two storied annexe attached at the rear which houses ablution room and administrative offices etc. on the ground floor. The second floor houses a prayer section exclusively reserved for women, a library and an Islamic research centre. The minaret has 50m hight. Main architect for the mosque were Bureau D'architecture, Henri Montois, Belgium.
About the stamps
Both stamps are part of a series of 11, 15th General Assembly of the Arab Towns Organization, issued on October 5, 2011.
Unusual Pyramid Mosque - Travelogue of aa Armchair Traveller
sent from Paramaribo (Suriname), on 10.02.2014