Trincomalee 💙 There’s every shade of blue in this historic naval City, home to one of the greatest natural harbours in the world ⚓️I remember coming here for the first time back in 2005 during the war- it’s amazing seeing how far it’s come since. Exploring the roads by foot is a must, I met so many friendly faces walking from just one end of Central Road to the other ☺️🇱🇰 #SISLxNorthEast
Hagia Sophia (which means Holy Wisdom in Greek) is one of the most visited monuments in Istanbul, Turkey 🇹🇷 From the date of its construction in 537 AD, and until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was later converted into an Ottoman mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
I am not a stranger to the dark
"Hide away", they say
"'Cause we don't want your broken parts"
I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars
"Run away", they say
"No one'll love you as you are"
Šarena Džamija, meaning ‘Decorated Mosque’ is a located near the Pena River in #Tetovo . Originally built in 1438 and later rebuilt in 1833 by Abdurrahman Pasha, the mosque was financed by two sisters from Tetovo. ~ @hassanfreeman in #Macedonia .
h'Abdullah ibn Ja‘far, who was famous for his generosity, one day passed by a garden. He saw a slave gathering dates in it. He witnessed that the son of the owner of the garden came to the slave and gave him two loaves of bread, after which the slave sat down to eat.
A dog approached the slave, and it was wagging its tail. The slave threw one of the two loaves of bread in the direction of the dog; the dog rushed towards the loaf of bread and ate it but continued to wag its tail. So the slave threw to the dog the second loaf of bread as well, after which he stood and continued his work!
‘Abdullah was amazed at what he saw from the slave that he approached him and asked, "O young man, how much nourishment is provided to you every day?" The slave answered, "The amount that you witnessed (meaning two loaves of bread)." ‘Abdullah said, "Then why did you give all of the food to the dog?" The slave replied, Indeed we do not live in a land that is inhabited by dogs, and I knew that the only thing that led this dog here was hunger. That is why I preferred it to myself." ‘Abdullah asked, "And what will you do for yourself today?" The slave said, "I will spend the night in hunger."
‘Abdullah said, "The people reproach me for being too generous, and yet this young slave is more generous than me!" ‘Abdullah then went to the owner of the slave, asking to buy the slave. The owner of the slave and garden asked, "Why do you want to buy him?" ‘Abdullah informed him of what he saw from the slave, and he told the slave owner that he wanted to buy the slave in order to free him. ‘Abdullah also wanted to buy the date garden, to give it as a gift to the slave.
The owner of the slave said to ‘Abdullah, "Do you want to do all of that for him, just because of one deed? Indeed we see such wonderful deeds from him (the slave) every day! I bear witness the he is free for the sake of Allah and that the garden is a gift from me to him!nah
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Harran Ulu Cami
Harran höyüğünün kuzey doğu eteğinde yer alan Ulu Cami, Anadolu'nun ilk anıtsal camii, ilk revaklı avlulu ve şadırvanlı camii, en zengin taş süslemeli camii olma gibi daha birçok önemli özelliklere sahiptir. Çeşitli kaynaklarda "Cami el-Firdevs (Cennet Camii) veya "Cuma Camii" adlarıyla geçer. H. 114 (m. 732) yılında Halife olan Hişam b. Abdülmelik; el-Cezire, Doğu Anadolu ve Azerbaycan bölgesine vali olarak II. Mervan'ı tayin edince Harran Mervan'ın vilayet merkezi oldu. Mervan daha sonra halife olduğunda (744-750) Harran'ı Emevi Devleti'nin başkenti yaptı ve İbni Şeddad'ın İyaz b. Ganem zamanında inşa edildiğini belirttiği caminin yerine, daha büyük ölçüde bugün kalıntıları mevcut olan Ulu Cami'yi inşa ettirdi. Başta Rice ve Dr. Nurettin Yardımcı olmak üzere birçok araştırmacı Harran Ulu Cami'nin II. Mervan tarafından inşa edildiğini kabul etmektedir.
Anadolu'da inşa edilen ilk anıtsal cami, en büyük cami, ilk revaklı avlulu cami ve en zengin taş süslemeli cami olma ve daha birçok mimari özelliğe sahip olan Harran Ulu Camii'nin Anadolu cami mimarisi içerisinde çok önemli bir yeri vardır.