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.
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.