Gatekeeper Of Masjid Jamek

Gatekeeper of Masjid Jamek
Shot at Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tetsu Ozawa

The man who was a gatekeeper of a mosque had a rough look on his face

I came to the mosque called Masjid Jamek. This mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur.

Even in Buddhism, in Hinduism, there is often a guardian presence at the entrance of a temple to protect the sacred precincts. But in Islam, a monotheistic religion, there is no such thing. It should not exist.

Instead, a rugged-looking man stood by the entrance. The man, wearing a taqiyah, was a gatekeeper, but for some reason he had a very stern look on his face. Perhaps it was because he was keeping an eye out to prevent evil from entering the grounds.

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Where is Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur?

PHOTO DATA

No

2784

Shooting Date

Jan 2009

Posted On

May 13, 2009

Place

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM