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The beautiful Jama Masjid, created by the same architect of the Taj Mahal. You can see the similar styles. The place was crowded as I got there just before prayer, but could not get in (as I am not muslim). I waited just after prayer and took some pictures. The place was amazing.
Mosque a Sanilurfa Turkey
The patterned wall and ceilings of the Blue Mosque are justifiably famous, but sometimes looking down while everyone else is looking up shows you a peaceful moment, like this man praying at the edge of the expansive red and blue carpet.
A gem, inside and out.
Because Islam doesn't allow icons, almost every surface at mosques and tombs is covered in elaborate patterns. This carved wall, with the small part coated in white, created a beautiful texture and warmth at the Sadian Tombs in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Remains of the prayer hall of the oldest mosque in China, founded 700AD.
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast. Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the person's body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one's self on the worship of God. For more info, please check the following sites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/f/ramadanintro.htm http://www.tebyan.net/index.aspx?pid=26604&KEYWORD=+ramadan
It was given by his father-in-law. The bed was made in USSR. ---------------------------------------- "An Islamic Utopian: A Political Biography of Ali Shariati" (Paperback) by Ali Rahnema (Author) "In August 1941, when the Allies invaded Iran, Ali Shari'ati was eight years old..." (more) Key Phrases: median bloc, insurrectionary discourse, insurrectionary speeches, National Front, Abu Zarr, Ali Shari'ati (more...) ---------------------------------------- Ships from and sold by Amazon dot com 2 used & new available from $29.95
This is a teacher's tree of himself and his family. =)=(=)=(=)=(=)=(=)=(=(=)=(=)=(=)=(=)=( Ali Shariati (1933-1977) has been called the "Ideologue of the Iranian Revolution." His reinter pretation of Islam in modern sociological categories prepared the way for the Islamic revival that shook Iran in 1979, attracting many young Muslims who had been alienated both from the traditional clergy and from Western culture. ******************************** "I have no religion, but if I were to choose one, it would be that of Shariati's." -Jean-Paul Sartre, French Philosopher
That house was belong to Dr Ali Shariati. He lived there for only 2 years there. Dr Ali Shariati's most important books and speeches are as follow: 1- Hajj (The Pilgrimage) 2- Where Shall We Begin? 3- Mission of a Free Thinker 4- The Free Man and Freedom of the Man 5- Extracton and Refrinement of Cultural Resources 6- Martyrdom (book) 7- Arise and Bear Witness 8- Ali 9- An approach to Understanding Islam 10- A Visage of Prophet Muhammad 11- A Glance of Tomorrow's History 12- Reflections of Humanity 13- A Manifestation of Self-Reconstruction and Reformation 14- Selection and/or Election 15- Norouz, Declaration of Iranian's Livelihood, Eternity 16- Expectations from the Muslim Woman 17- Horr (Battle of Karbala) 18- Abu-Dahr 19- Islamology 20- Red Shi'ism vs. Black Shi'ism 21- Jihad and Shahadat 22- Reflections of a Concerned Muslim on the Plight of Oppressed People 23- A Message to the Enlightened Thinkers 24- Art Awaiting the Saviour 25- Fatemeh is Fatemeh 26- The Philosophy of Supplication 27- Religion versus Religion 28- Man and Islam - see chapter "Modern Man and His Prisons" Works An Islamic Utopian: A Political Biography of Ali Shari'Ati. Ali Rahnema. ISBN 1-86064-118-0
Another day, I visited Dr Ali Shariati's home located on Jamalzadeh Street, in Tehran. Ali Shariati (1933-1977) has been called the "Ideologue of the Iranian Revolution." His reinter pretation of Islam in modern sociological categories prepared the way for the Islamic revival that shook Iran in 1979, attracting many young Muslims who had been alienated both from the traditional clergy and from Western culture. Shariati was born in Mazinan, Khurasan, a small village in Eastern Iran, in 1933 and was educated by his father, Aqa Muhammad Taqi Shariati. His youth was spent in Meshad where his father established the Center for the Propagation of Islamic Teachings. After high school he entered Teachers' Training College and became an active member of his father's center. He entered the University of Meshad in 1956, graduating in 1960. From 1960 to 1964 a state scholarship enabled him to study at the University of Paris, where he gained sociological insight and pursued Islamic studies with the renowned French scholar Louis Massignon. In France he was influenced by the radical Marxism of Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and Franz Fanon. Despite this influence he criticized these thinkers for their rejection of traditional religion and suggested that the only way the deprived nations could counterbalance Western imperialism was through the cultural identity preserved by religious traditions. While in France Shariati had joined with such other Iranian expatriates as Mehdi Bazargan and Bani Sadr who supported resistance to the shah of Iran. Not unexpectedly, he was imprisoned for a time on his return to Iran in 1964. Although turned down for a teaching position at the University of Teheran, he taught at a variety of high schools until a position became available at the University of Meshad. There he became a popular teacher, using an innovative method which expounded Islamic doctrine using a sociological approach. While some Muslim clergy criticized his lack of Islamic expertise, others sympathized with his attempt at modernization and helped him revise the content of his writings. His classes, however, threatened the government establishment, which had them suspended. In 1965 he established a center of Muslim religious teaching, the Husaniya-yi Irshad in Teheran, and he moved there in 1967. The choice of an institution dedicated to the martyrdom of Husayn in the struggles against the Ummayyads (660-750 A.D.) emphasized his commitment to the struggle against the tyranny of the shah's regime in Iran. His political influence was so great that the regime had him arrested again in 1973 and closed down the Husaniya, banning his works. Although released in 1975, his freedom was restricted. In June 1977 he travelled to England, where he died under circumstances that his supporters insisted suggested the involvement of SAVAK, the Iranian secret police.
1] In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;  Most Gracious, Most Merciful;  Master of the Day of Judgment.  Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek,  Show us the straight way,  The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ For more information and perhaps LISTEN, then check the following site: http://quran.al-islam.com/Targama/DispTargam.asp?nType=1&nSeg=0&l=eng&nSora=1&nAya=1&t=eng
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei called the new Iranian year "the year of national unity and Islamic harmony." In his celebratory remarks to open the new Iranian year of 1386, the IR Leader said all Iranians wish for national independence, national dignity and public welfare and that these aims would be realized through Islamic faith, unity of goal, national hope and resolve, due utilization of the country's potentialities as well as exercising foresight and exerting efforts. Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated Nowrouz (the New Year Day) to every one of the Iranian people, Iranians expats as well as every nation that celebrates the day and characterized it as the Iranian national celebration. Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the many glories of the national celebration of Nowrouz and called for enhancing bonds of affection and rejuvenating the surrounding to mark the exquisite, modest and affectionate features of the opening day of the New Year which are also confirmed by the revered creed of Islam. As regards the naming of the previous Iranian year after the Noblest Messenger of Allah Hazrat Mohammad (S), Ayatollah Khamenei noted that even though the precedent year was abundant in name and memory of the revered man a very large time is needed to cherish the position of the noblest messenger so that all years shall be named after him. The Islamic Revolution Leader said Iran's happy achievements surpassed bitter moments during the last year, singling out the manifestation of the Iranian national grandeur in international arenas which came about through reprised efforts inside the country in scientific and economic domains. "The national movement will be buoyed up in the New Year through by the firm will of the people and authorities as the nation would cal for," Ayatollah Khamenei said. The IR Leader considered favorable future a tribute to public awareness, hope and will as well as national confidence, adding the Iranian nation will make anew its will as the New Year commences and keeps on its bright path by taking on newer fields and deliberate treatment of challenges and enmities. Ayatollah Khamenei believed that the enemy essentially challenges the Iranian nation through "sowing discord by demoting the Iranian national unity" and "inciting economic problems to slow down the country's progress." The Leader however said that following the notification of the general policies of the article 44 of the Constitution that pave the ground for business ventures, the enemy attempts would remain futile given to efforts of all people, including national forces with deep belief in the lofty national aspirations to use the country's ample capacities. Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned about enemy's psychological warfare and vicious efforts to stir up differences between the Iranian people and the world of Islam. "Under the pretext of sectarian feelings, religious inclinations and gild orientations, the enemies are bent on destroying unity of the Iranian nation or fan religious differences in the world of Islam and draw a wedge between the Iranian nation and the rest of the Islamic community by inciting war between Shiites and Sunnis," Ayatollah Khamenei warned. Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed that the sole way to frustrate enemies and thwart their plots lies in efforts to unite the nation and promote its integrity. "In God's assistance, all people of every sect or religion will expedite their hopeful move towards their bright future," Ayatollah Khamenei vowed, adding, "at the same time all Muslim nations will demonstrate their unity by promoting Islamic solidarity and fraternity." http://www.leader.ir/langs/EN/index.php?p=news&id=3465
I was passing by in Qom, then I found this amazing colors and religious messages.
Who is Hussain(Peace be upon him/her) or(pbuh)? The leader of the small band of men who were martyred in Kerbala was none other than Hussain(pbuh, the grandson of the Holy Prophet(pbuh). With the passing away of his brother Hassan(pbuh) in 50AH, Hussain (pbuh) became the leader of the household of the Holy Prophet(pbuh. He respected the agreement of peace signed by Hassan(pbuh) and Muawiya, and, despite the urging of his followers, he did not undertake any activity that threatened the political status quo. Rather he continued with the responsibility of looking after the religious needs of the people and was recognised for his knowledge, piety and generosity. An example of the depth of his perception can be seen in his beautiful du'a (supplication) on the day of Arafat, wherein he begins by explaining the qualities of Allah, saying: " (Oh Allah) How could an argument be given about Your Existence by a being whose total and complete existence is in need of you? When did you ever disappear so that you might need an evidence and logic to lead (the people)towards You? And when did You ever become away and distant so that your signs and effects made the people get in touch with you? Blind be the eye which does not see You (whereas) You are observing him. What did the one who missed You find? And what does the one who finds You lack? Certainly, the one who got pleased and inclined toward other than You, came to nothingness (failed)." On the other hand, we have Yazid, whose father (Muawiya) and grandfather had always tried to sabotage the mission of the Holy Prophet, and who showed his true colour by stating in a poem, "Bani Hashim had staged a play to obtain kingdom, there was neither any news from God nor any revelation. Yazid was a pleasure-seeking person, given to wine drinking and playing with pets. It is no wonder that Husain's response to Yazid's governor, when asked to pay allegiance to Yazid was, "We are the household of the prophethood, the source of messengership, the descending-place of the angels, through us Allah had began (showering His favours) and with us He has perfected (His favours), whereas Yazid is a sinful person, a drunkard, the killer of innocent people and one who openly indulges in sinful acts. A person like me can never pledge allegiance to a person like him. The revolution of Hussain (pbuh) was an Islamic movement spearheaded by one of the great leaders of Islam. The principles and laws of Islam demanded that Hussain(pbuh) act to warn the Ummah of the evil situation which it was in, and to stand in the way of the deviating ruler. As Hussain(pbuh) himself remarked when he left Madina for the last time, "I am not rising (against Yazid) as an insolent or an arrogant person, or a mischief-monger or tyrant. I have risen (against Yazid) as I seek to reform the Ummah of my grandfather. I wish to bid the good and forbid the evil.