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Selections of picturesContains a mix of categories from different places in the world. Easy access to all all mosques, all churches and editor's choice of pictures are found here.
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Saudi Arabia
Hajj 2007 (1428 after Hijrah)Hajj is the yearly Islamic pilgrimage. Hajj is obligatory on every sane adult person who has the financial means and health to complete it. Each year between 2 and 3 million pilgrims travels to Mekka to perform their obligations.

This album contains pictures of the rituals of the Islamic pilgrimage of 2007, at Mina, the Jamarat and Arafat. There are also pictures from the Masjid al Haram, the mosque which contains the Ka'ba. Pictures from both inside and outside of the Mosque. There are also some pictures from the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, only from the outside.
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Makkah al-MukarramahMakkah, or Mecca, is the city where the last Prophet, Muhammed (peace and blessings be upon him), was born. It is also the city where the Ka'ba is. Muslims pray in the direction of Ka'ba whereever they are in the world.

Currently this album only contains pictures from Masjid Al Haram.

Find hotels in Makkah
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Al Madīnah al MunawwarahThe city of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

Currently this album contains exterior pictures of Masjid Al Nabawi at night time, daytime as well as pictures of the interior of the mosque .

Find hotels in Madinah
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EgyptI have just completed a trip to Egypt, and will upload pictures within a few months inshAllah.
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ChinaI will soon go to a few places in China, and will upload some pictures during the summer inshAllah.
MalaysiaI will soon go to Kuala Lumpur, and will upload some pictures during the summer inshAllah.
SingaporeI will soon go Singapore, and will upload some pictures during the summer inshAllah.
SyriaShrine of Sayyida Zaynab RA and Sayyida Ruqaya RA - decendents of prophet Muhammad (pbuh) , Shrine of Hadrat Bilal RA, Ibn Arabi and Salahuddin Ayubi among other important historical places in Damascus. Also significant places in Bosra, Deir Mar Musa and Sidneya
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DamascusSyria's capital. Pictures from the souks, Salahuddin's shirne (from outside, we were not allowed inside due to restoration work), Ibn Arabi's mosque and shrine, the Abu Noor foundation and the Danish Institue among other places.
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SpainThe Moorish influence (the Moors from Morocco were the dominating civilization for 800 years) in Andalucía can be seen in the sumptuous Alhambra palace in Granada, the mezquita , a former mosque in Córdoba and the Alcázar and Giralda tower in Sevilla.
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MoroccoMarrakech, Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier...just the names of these cities stir a hint of spice
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TurkeyDomes and minarets in the headquarter of the Ottoman Empire.
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PakistanSituated in the heart of the South Asian sub-continent, it is a country with its own fascinating history and cultural heritage.
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NorwayModern mosque architecture with unique glass minaret
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PalestineFull of history for people of the Book at Jerusalem/Al quds, Hebron and Betlehem. Haram al Sharif, including Qubbut as Sakhra (Dome of the Rock) and the Al Aqsa mosque.
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JordanHistorical Mount Nebo and Dead Sea
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Muslim EventsThis category contains pictures from different events I've participated in.

Photos from Outlandish's performance in Copenhagen, Quran exhibitions and Opening of a new mosque in Oslo are examples.
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Worshippers doing tawaf around the Ka'ba and praying inside the Hateem areaThe hateem is a part of the Ka'ba, the walls of the Ka'ba used to be where the walls of the Hateem is now.

The first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is "above" the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it. One of the rites of the pilgrimage is tawaf - to circumambulate the Kaba counter clock wise. One tawaf is 7 rounds, and is one of the two main rituals of the Umrah
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Masjid al Nabawi in daylightThe Mosque of the Prophet (Masjid al Nabawi) is the second holiest mosque, after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. It is the second mosque to be founded by the Prophet Muhammed (saws), the first was Masjid Al-Quba. It was originally built by the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) and his companions and has later been extended several times by his followers.

The Mosque of the Prophet (pbuh) became his resting place after his death. The last Prophet's (pbuh) resting place is beneath the green dome. The first caliph, hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra), and the second caliph, hadrath Umar ibn Al Khattab (ra) are both also resting here. It contains a fourth grave as well, which is reserved for hadrat Isa / Jesus (as), when his time is up after his return to the earth.

The Prophet's (pbuh) lived where the dome is today after the Hijrah. The Rawdah - the area between his house and the original mihrab is a part of Jannah - paradise, according to a saying (hadith) of the Prophet (pbuh). He said: "What is between my house and my minbar is a garden from the gardens of Paradise". It is extremely crowded here - often hours before the prayer time, as it is every worshipper's desire to pray here. The area holds only a few hundered worshippers - maybe up to a thousand.

The part of the mosque which currently surrounds the green dome has been expanded several times during different times. It therefore contains architecture of different styles. The other parts are of newer extensions, and they look quite similar.
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The rock inside the Dome of the RockThis picture shows the actual rock which the mosque the Dome of the Rock is build around. There is no place for prayers just beneath the dome of this mosque, as the rock surfaces the area. The structure at the left is built upon the area of the rock where the Prophet (saws) put his foot on, to climb the animal "Buraq".33333
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Details of the Fatih Mosque33333
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Al Aqsa with Jerusalem in the backgroundThe Al Aqsa mosque is the muslim's 3rd holy place after Mekka and Medina.33333
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Outlandish Waqas Ali Qadri on the left, and Isam Bachiri on the right.33333
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Outlandish Waqas Ali Qadri on the left, and Isam Bachiri on the right.33333
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Sultan Ahmet33333
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The Mihrab of the Ben Youssef MosqueThe Ben Youssef Mosque dates back to the 12th century. Its has been very important for the city Marrakech, as much of it developed around this mosque. The mosques lies in the same area as the Ben Youssef Madrassa, and was founded by the same person, the amoravid sultan Ali ibn Yusuf who reigned between 1106–1142.
Details of the Ben Youssef MosqueThe Ben Youssef Mosque dates back to the 12th century. Its has been very important for the city Marrakech, as much of it developed around this mosque. The mosques lies in the same area as the Ben Youssef Madrassa, and was founded by the same person, the amoravid sultan Ali ibn Yusuf who reigned between 1106–1142.

Picture is from the main prayer hall.
Cap SpartelThe "road" from the lighthous, and down hills. To get near the ocean.
Mosque-ish architecture in the Mezquita - the ceilingMosque is "Mezquita" in spanish. It was built and used as a mosque, but is now used as a Cathedral. The name of the building is simply the Mezquita due to this. It serves as the offical Cathedral of Granada, and is also known as the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. The architecture dates back to the 8th century. Most of the archiect of the original mosque is still preserved, including the mihrab wall. But there have also been done some huge changes, to make it a cathedral.
This ceiling is found on the way from the patio of the gilded room to the ComaresThe Nasrid Palace was the residence of the king og Granada. Alhamar, the founder of the dynasty, started the construction in the 13th century. The palace is divided in three parts, the Mexuar, the Comares (or Yusuf I Palace) and the palace of the lions (or of Mohammed V). The Mexuar is divided into two courtyards. In the royal chancery citizens' pleas were heard. The other is the vizier council.
People praying in front of the mihrab in the Umayyad MosqueThe Umayyad mosque was built in 706 by the sixth Umayyad caliph, al-Walid. The mosque gave birth to a number of key elements in Muslim architecture such as the horseshoe arch and the square minaret. The mosque is one of the oldest and holiest shrines of Islam. One of the three minarets of the mosque is called the minaret of Jesus (as), as Islamic traditons say that he (as) would appear at that minaret on his return. The prayer hall contains the shrine of Yahya/John the Baptist (as), where his (as) head or maybe entire body is burried. Another part of the mosque contains the head of Zachariah, father of Yahya/John the Baptist (as).

Many arabs are not good in EnglishDay 6 - The pilgrims who did not leave Mina the 5th day are on their way to Jamarat to throw pebbles before they will eventually leave Mina for Makkah. This is the last rite to be performed during the days of Hajj.

The days and rites (extremely simplified) of Hajj:
Day 1 - 8th of Dhul Hijjah. Enter ihram. Leave Makkah and go to Mina. The tent "village" which is about 10 - 15km east of Haram al Sharif - the Mosque which contains the Kaba.
Day 2 - 9th of Dhul Hijjah. Leave Mina for Arafah 10 – 15 km east of Mina. Stay in Arafat till after sunset. Then head back towards Mina, but stop in Muzdalifa, just before Mina. Stay the night.
Day 3 - 10th of Dhul Hijjah. Pray fajr at Muzdalifa. Leave for Mina. Throw 7 pebbles on the largest wall of Jamarat. Sacrifice an animal. Cut or shave the hair on the head. Wear regular clothes.
Day 3, 4 or 5 - 10th, 11th or 12 th of Dhul Hijjah. Head back to Haram al Sharif. Perform the tawaf, the cirumambulation of the Ka'ba. Perform Sa'i, to go 7 times between Safa and Marwa. Go back to Mina and stay the night.
Day 4 and 5 - 11th and 12 th of Dhul Hijjah. Throw 7 pebbles on the 3 walls of Jamarat. Leave Mina for Mekka before sunset on the 5th - or optionally stay till the 6th day - 13 th of Dhul Hijjah and do the same as day 5.

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