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 (181)

The Man in the Maze™ on August 10, 2012

Like 142

Very nice image, well executed and I like the concept and the idea behind the photo, those silhouettes look really beautiful!

Bassam Jayousi on August 11, 2012

The Man in the Maze, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Wish you all the best, Bassam

trumsi on November 25, 2012

Beautiful!

Ali Raza on December 7, 2012

Magnificent image! Like & ☆ ! ... 【ツ】

Bassam Jayousi on December 7, 2012

trumsi, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on December 7, 2012

Hafeez, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+Ys.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Роман Нестюк on March 16, 2013

Неперевершені силуети!175+105!Вітання з України!

樋口友克 on March 25, 2013

荘厳な雰囲気。

Bassam Jayousi on March 25, 2013

Roman, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+Ys.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on March 25, 2013

銭形警部, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


h.aygor on March 31, 2013

Impressive scenery! Big LIKE178!

Best wishes from Antalya, Türkiye, Husam

Bassam Jayousi on March 31, 2013

Husam, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Hans -NO VIEWS on April 8, 2013

Dear Bassam, thank you for showing this picture together with your explanation. -!L!- It is necessary that non-muslims and atheists get examples of respectful photography of religious objects and themes, not only shots like scent-marks: McKiller was here! Kind regards, Hans

Bassam Jayousi on April 8, 2013

Thank you Hans! You are very kind my friend.

aNNa.schramm (Views?… on August 15, 2013

Bassam eine großartige Aufnahme !!!

LIKE

Grüße aNNa

My Belgrade on October 12, 2013

Lepa slika LF.

Bassam Jayousi on October 26, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, Bassam


tombraidervienna / N… on October 27, 2013

Excellent picture - YS / LIKE

Heinz

Ismail Yaşartekin on August 4

Wonderful photo..great shot! Like + Fav

Have a nice week! Best wishes, İSMAİL

Bassam Jayousi on August 4

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Best wishes, Bassam


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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

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