It was the time for Dhuhr prayer when we arrived at Terminal 4s, Barajas International Airport in Madrid. Since Spain is non-muslim country, we thought that finding a mosque here would be very difficult. So we decided to pray at the airport. One of us asked the worker ‘where is the mosque?’ She replied ‘You mean chapel?’ The dictionary in brain instantly translated that word as ‘church’ So, we did not go there, and performed our Dhuhr prayer at some empty space there.
After 9 days holiday here, our next destination is Paris. At the same airport, but different terminal, I saw this signboard.
Notice the crescent shape there? Which means I’m wrong at the first place. Chapel is actually a place of worship and prayer. It is not restricted to church only. They have the prayer room for Muslim, Christian and Jew here.
So what is my point? Although Spain is non Muslim country, but dont think that their airport does not has the mosque. lol. In fact, there are 2 mosque in Madrid which are Madrid Central Mosque and Centro Cultural Islamico (M-30 Mosque). If you are visiting the Real Madrid Stadium, be sure to visit the Madrid Central Mosque. It is just a few metro station away from the stadium. xD
*This post was written a long time ago. #prayforegypt