Travel Photography Photos tagged as muslim
I met this young man in a pharmacy. He was wearing a cross on his neck. I asked him if he went to any churches in Tehran. He told me he was Muslim ! I asked him why he would wear the cross. He told me it was fashion.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/2554875203/">Dr Shariati's . . .</a>
Pretty impressive mosque. It was absolutely massive.
In the Muslim temple near the bazaar, located just outside the entrance.
Nancy, Gabe, and Zach at the Muslim temple.
Quite a magnificent site!
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.
The Aya Sofya was built over 1,400 years ago - originally as a Christian church - and was turned into a mosque in the 17th century. Amazing that it still stands, facing the Blue Mosque, after so many hundreds of years!
The Blue Mosque was built in the 17th century, and was designed to overwhelm the Aya Sofya in size and grandeur. It certainly is impressive to the average Aussie tourist... though dress codes to apply
lipe riskee muslim curry
Yawm-al Quds or Al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians and all oppressed people in general. All over the world rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. The history of Quds Day dates back to the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran nearly 30 years ago. One of the first actions Imam Khomeini took as leader of the newly formed Islamic Republic was to cut off the supply of oil to the two apartheid regimes of Israel and South Africa and put sanctions on both of them. He inaugurated Al-Quds day as an integral part of Ramadan so that Muslims would never forget their responsibility and duty towards Palestine and all oppressed people in the world. Imam Khomeini, on 16th August 1979 inaugurated "The Day For The Oppressed" with the following words: “The Muslims of the world should view Quds Day not only as a day for all the Muslims of the world, but one for all the deprived, and from that sensitive point, they should stand against the oppressors and the world-plunderers and should not rest until the oppressed have been set free from the oppression of the power-wielders.” During Ramadan, when our minds (should) be focused on empathizing with those who are suffering, it is worth remembering that there are thousands of prisoners who will be celebrating Eid in captivity for no other crime than their faith, or their nationality, or their ethnicity, or their beliefs, or a bit of all or some of these reasons.” "Quds Day is the day for the weak and oppressed to confront the arrogant powers, the day for those nations suffering under the pressure of the superpowers and other powers to confront. I invite Muslims all over the globe to consecrate the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as 'Quds Day' and to proclaim the international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim people of Palestine.” http://www.inminds.co.uk http://www.inminds.co.uk/qudsday2006.php http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-israel.php http://www.inminds.co.uk/download.php?id=67 http://www.ihrc.org.uk/file/qudsposter.pdf http://www.ezsoftech.com/ramadan/ramadan21.asp http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/quana_01_19_03.htm http://www.robert-fisk.com/articles18.htm
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