Mercy to Mankind
“...My Mercy encompasses all things.”
The Quran, Chapter 7, Verse 156
God’s mercy embraces, protects and provides the basis for all life.
Mercy [ Rahma] is derived from the Arabic word for womb and has been used by God in the Quran to describe The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a mercy to mankind.
The pavilion encapsulates the concept of mercy, embodying it’s various attributes in the form of a shelter housing a collection of Muhammad’s words of mercy that are open and accessible to all. Just as mercy strengthens and beautifies the character, arches strengthen and beautify the spaces that we occupy.
Constructed from interlocking arches which form a permeable solid structure that paves ways of access, the pavilion has a presence which enhances the notions of grace and stability, inviting the public to embrace and engage in it’s overarching mercy.