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  1. […] Al Hamdan Mosque, right behind the Grand Mosque, was built in 1844. It first stood out to me because of its comparatively short minaret. In an article about the design of mosques, Omar Khattab writes that, “in 1912 there were few minarets in Kuwait that could hardly be seen above the rooftops of houses due to their low height… traditional mosques of Kuwait were simple and humble in their architectural features. The Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs have adopted the single and simple minaret model, apart from the large capacity model type (more than 2000 worshippers) where there are two minarets.” Below you can see a photograph of the mosque as well as a miniature replica of it in Shaheed Park. […]

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