Al Othman Mosque in Hawally

The first two photographs below come from Voice of the Oud by Jehan S. Rajab. They show Al Othman Mosque in Hawally, whose construction was completed in December of 1958. It is interesting to see how different that corner is now, although it looks like Al-Humaidiya Complex across the street might be the same. Al Othman mosque is included in a mural located in Promenade Mall, which is also shown below. The final two images come from Kuwait: Miracle on the Desert, published by David C. Cooke in 1970, which calls Al Othman “the largest and most beautiful” mosque in Kuwait. This book was published before the Grand Mosque was built in 1986.

These images comes from “Kuwait Today: A Welfare State,” published by the Ministry of Guidance and Information in 1964.

These come from The Kuwait Urbanization by Saba George Shiber and this instagram account.

The following are postcards found on ebay, instagram, the Tareq Rajab Museum, and delcampe.

In 2022, I participated in a workshop entitled “Hawally Bound,” during which we created a map of the city. I made a block print of the Al Othman mosque’s door, which you can see below.


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