Pink Mosque Opens in the Philippines
August 11, 2014 | by Genevieve Baxa

The Ramadan season is one of the most widely celebrated of the world’s events. This is the month when Muslims observe fasting.

In the Philippines, this year’s Ramadan was marked with the opening of a new mosque in Maguindanao province.

It is unlike the other mosques that you see around, those with neutral-colored walls, decorated with gold paint here and there. This mosque stands out because it’s hot pink.

Pink-mosque

Datu Saudi Ampatuan Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom, who is reported to have financed the building of Masjid Dimaukom, said that he and his wife purposely chose this color because first it was Dimaukom’s favorite color, and second, because they said that pink symbolizes peace and love.

“We really researched what the meaning of the color pink is. It means “peaceful,” and “love.” It can be love for Allah, love for the people, and love for the country,” he said.

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Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa is a college student living in the Philippines. She has a great passion in writing, especially in writing short stories. This unpredictable lady loves everything about East Asia. She is enthralled by the culture and fashion of these countries. She also loves everything about children; teaching them; taking care of them; and playing with them. In addition to that, Genevieve especially loves to go on Mission Trips and serving different kinds of people. Above everything else, she is a lady who fears her God.
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