Al-Masjid Al-Haram - Al-Safa & Al-Marwah - Mecca ....{by Bassam}

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Al-Safa and Al-Marwah (Safa and Marwah) (Arabic: الصفا‎ Aṣ-Ṣafā, المروة al-Marwah) are two small mountains now located in the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia between which Muslims travel back and forth seven times during the ritual pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah.

HISTORY In Islamic tradition, Ibrahim (Abraham) was commanded by God to leave his wife Hagar and their infant son alone in the desert, with only basic provisions, to test their faith. The place was between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah. When their provisions were exhausted, Hagar went in search of help or water. To make her search easier and faster, she went alone, leaving the infant Ismael on the ground. She first climbed the nearest hill, Al-Safa, to look over the surrounding area. When she saw nothing, she then went to the other hill, Al-Marwah, to look around. While Hagar was on either hillside, she was able to see Ismael and know he was safe. However, when she was in the valley between the hills she was unable to see her son. Thus Hazrat Hajra would run while in the valley between the hills and walk at a normal pace while on the hillsides.

Hagar travelled back and forth between the hills seven times in the scorching heat before she returned to Ismael. When she arrived, she found that a spring had sprouted forth from the crying baby kicking at the sand with his feet. This spring is now known as the Zamzam Well. This Zamzam Well was granted from the angels of God to reward Hagar.

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dziwnowik on May 22, 2012

♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥


Bassam Jayousi on May 22, 2012

Peter, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+Fav.

Best wishes, Bassam

Mata Hary on May 26, 2012

Wonderful shot. Like/74! Greetings Mata Hary

Bassam Jayousi on May 26, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Martin Bring on June 6, 2012

Excellent exposure and composition.. Love the line sight! YSL

Congratulations Bassam,

Marty

Bassam Jayousi on June 6, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Christos Theodorou on June 18, 2012

Wonderful capture - Greetings from Athens.

╰☆❤ MS Jossette D'C … on January 7, 2013

Interesting ..Historic is there...great shot my friend..have you great day..like**

Bassam Jayousi on January 8, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on January 8, 2013

Scarulu16, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam


Jean-Pierre Fleury on March 14, 2013

Really impressive shot. Like + Fav.

樋口友克 on July 30, 2013

日本人も新年にたくさんの人が神社に参拝します。

Bassam Jayousi on July 31, 2013

Jean-Pierre, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+Ys.

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on July 31, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Transit_PO on August 27, 2013

Very interesting! Like & Fav. I didn't think taking photos is allowed at Mecca.

Bassam Jayousi on August 27, 2013

Before it was, but nowadays .... with all the mobiles it is almost impossible to control ....so they changed the policy.

ROSTAMDALILA on September 9, 2013

Amazing photo of a magical place, technically very well done. Many greetings from the Czech Republic!

Bassam Jayousi on September 9, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam


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Photo taken in Al Haram, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia
Al Masjid Al Haram

This photo was taken indoors

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 5, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/03/29 07:21:49
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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