Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in sunset - Medina .........{Bassam}

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Al-Masjid al-Nabawī , "Mosque of the Prophet"), often called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad situated in the city of Medina. It is the second holiest site in Islam (the first being the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca). It was the second mosque built in history and one of the largest mosques in the world. After an expansion during the reign of al-Walid I, it also now incoporates the site of the final resting place of Muhammad and early Muslim leaders Abu Bakr and Umar. The site was originally adjacent to Muhammad's house; he settled there after his Hijra (emigration) to Medina. He himself shared in the heavy work of construction. The original mosque was an open-air building. The basic plan of the building has been adopted in the building of other mosques throughout the world. The mosque also served as a community center, a court, and a religious school. There was a raised platform for the people who taught the Quran. In 1909, it became the first place in the Arabian Peninsula to be provided with electrical lights.[2] The mosque is under the control of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. One of the most notable features of the site is the Green Dome over the center of the mosque, originally Aisha's house, where the tomb of Muhammad is located. It is not exactly known when the green dome was constructed but manuscripts dating to the early 12th century describe the dome. It is known as the Dome of the Prophet or the Green Dome. Subsequent Islamic rulers greatly expanded and decorated it.

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Comments (178)

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on April 23, 2012

Hallo Bassam - Das wundervolle Gegenlicht macht Deine interessante Einstellung so gut - LIKE 47 und herzliche Grüße von Wolfgang -

IsabellaJ on April 23, 2012

LIKE 48 Great atmosphere in this photo:))

Salvador Rafael Busó… on April 23, 2012

A beautiful backlight, Wonderful contrast of dark and light, very beautiful shades of color. An excellent photo!


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angel&marta on April 23, 2012

Excelente imagen!!! Saludos desde Barcelona.(L50)

Ricardo Filho on April 23, 2012

Marvellous shot!!

LIKE 51 + FAV 22

Best wishes,


Like dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning from Greece-Piraeus.


& on April 24, 2012

This is really a nice image!!! like

Slava S on April 24, 2012


Very nice composition!


Greetings from Russia,


sandart on April 24, 2012

Beautiful silhouettes and composition, excellent photo! LIKE

Greetings, Alexander

Strucki on April 24, 2012

Wonderful silhouette, Bassam! I like it!

Best wishes from the Lake of Constanze in Southern Germany


Ana María Ossorio Ló… on April 24, 2012

Perfect silouhetes--like--AnaM

Achiper on April 24, 2012

Suggestive silhouettes in this fantastic backlit.

eric-bretagne-29 on April 24, 2012

very good shot dear friend L+F best regards eric

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on April 24, 2012

excellent photo. I really like it. Kosmas

nunila77 merche on April 24, 2012

Extraordinario contraluz. Like. Saludos desde Madrid

Koutoudis Grigoris on April 25, 2012

BEAUTIFUL SHAPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Marco Balsinha on April 25, 2012

Belissimas silhuetas, gostei, cumprimentos de Seixal, Portugal

Eckart u. Annemarie … on April 25, 2012

Very nice silhouette. Wonderful photo. Like65. Best wishes, Eckart and Annemarie

Veniamin Manuylov on April 25, 2012

A gorgeous image, wonderful work of light and shadow. Like. Best regards from Russia, Veniamin.

Lohn Agoston on April 25, 2012

Wonderful counterlight .... great photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With regards,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 19, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/03/31 19:06:31
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 9.93mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash