Ramadan mosque

Ramadan Kareem.

In honor of the beginning of Ramadan today, here is a photo of the Mosque of Omar at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, taken by a companion from the stairs on the west side in 2000.

Inside this mosque it is said are the footprints of the Prophet’s flying horse, left imprinted in the stone on the night of Lailat al Miraj, as well as the entrance to the Well of Souls, the omphalos of the universe.

At this point I have no special plans for observing Ramadan this year, this is just a shout-out to my Moslem friends at their holy season.  But if someone were to approach me with a plate of guidief stuffed with walnuts and smothered in orange flower syrup, who knows….

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