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The Mosque: an oasis for hearts and eyes

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Source: islamicity.com

By: Sumreen Wasiq

Seeking spirituality takes one places. To accelerate the devotional progress of their souls, devout Christians head to their churches. Observant Jews find themselves en route to their synagogues. And how many a foot is laid upon the earth striding toward a temple in pursuit of the same holy reason?

Yet it is the Muslims, since centuries ago, who have been used to relinquishing the demands of their chaotic selves at the five punctuations of their stated night and day in the heavenly atmosphere of a mosque, a masjid. Its breathtaking structure speaking volumes of the architectural masterminds behind it, the bona fide objective of this divine enclosure is in no way insignificant.

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The History of Makkah – 3D Cinematic Version (Video)

info-pictogram1 Makkah is considered once of the most Sacred Places on earth for Muslims. Yet sadly many people, both Muslim and Non-Muslim, don’t know the History of this Important City. Therefore, Simply Seerah Studios has presented a short clip which covers the History of Makkah in 3D format. Insha Allah with your help and support our Studio will continue to cover important topics in Islam.

Why People Leave Each Other?

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By: Yasmin Mogahed

Source: http://hadithoftheday.com/

When I was 17 years old, I had a dream. I dreamt that I was sitting inside a masjid and a little girl walked up to ask me a question. She asked me: “Why do people have to leave each other?” The question was a personal one, but it seemed clear to me why the question was chosen for me.

I was one to get attached.

Ever since I was a child, this temperament was clear. While other children in preschool could easily recover once their parents left, I could not. My tears, once set in motion, did not stop easily. As I grew up, I learned to become attached to everything around me. From the time I was in first grade, I needed a best friend. As I got older, any fall-out with a friend shattered me. I couldn’t let go of anything.

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12 Before-And-After Photos of Autumn’s Beautiful Transformations

Source: boredpanda.com

By: Lina D.

Without stopping to take a look around, we can sometimes miss the transition of our surroundings from summer to autumn. But just in case you’ve been watching the trees change colors, here’s a list of photos that compare various locations before and after they change into their autumn colors.

Besides the nip in the air, the scarves, and the delicious autumn fruits and vegetables, the changing leaves are probably the greatest sign of autumn that there is. Chlorophyll, which is the green pigment in leaves that produces energy for trees, gradually breaks down in the fall, revealing the many other colors that also exist in leaves. That’s where we get the rich browns, oranges, yellows and reds that we associate with the season.

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FASCINATING PHOTOS OF PILGRIMS FROM 10 COUNTRIES DURING HAJJ IN 1880

Source: ilmfeed.com

These fascinating photos from 1880 feature pilgrims from 10 countries during Hajj. Back then, before the advent of modern transport such as commercial air travel, the journey to Hajj was far more difficult and perilous and these pilgrims would have undertaken journeys of weeks or months to reach Makkah.

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Yasiin Bey: I’m Leaving (Poetry)

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By: Yasiin Bey

Yeah
Yo yo what time the plane leaving?
Alright, see you at the airport

I’m leaving, on the next plane
I don’t know when I’ll be back again
Kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me, like you know I’ll never go
Even though you know I will
I’m a travelling man
Moving through places
Space and time
Got a lot of things I got to do
But God willing I’m coming back to you
My baby-boo
I’m a travelling man
Moving through places
Space and time
Gotta lotta things I got to do
But God willing I’m coming back to you
My baby-boo
I’m leaving

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Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

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By: Imam Nawawi

Sourcehttp://www.ilmgate.org/

The Messenger of Allah possesses many manifest miracles and signs demonstrating [his veracity], reaching thousands and they are well known.

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SYRIAN REFUGEES: EVERYDAY IS A SEARCH FOR FOOD AND WATER …. (IMAGE)

QURU GUSIK REFUGEE CAMP

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A Syrian refugee girl on the way back from one of the rare water places at Quru Gusik Refugee Camp.

TETOUAN, MOROCCO (IMAGES)

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My name is Soufyan Bouharat and here is some photo material of my last summer vacation in Morocco. “2014

NORTH COAST OF MOROCCO (VIDEOS)

info-pictogram1 Tétouan (Arabic: تطوان, Spanish:Tetuán, French: Tétouan) is a city in northern Morocco. The Berber name means literally “the eyes” and figuratively “the water springs”. Tetouan is one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. It lies a few miles south of the Strait of Gibraltar, and about 40 mi (60 km) E.S.E. ofTangier. In 2004 the city had 320,539 inhabitants (census figure). Tetouan’s civil airport Sania Ramel Airport is located 6 km to the east.

Arabic is the official language but it is not used for everyday dialogue. The city has its own dialect, a particular citadinvariant of non-Hilalian Arabic which is distinct from Jebli Arabic. However, Jebli Arabic is predominant since people from the neighboring rural areas settled in the city during the 20th century rural flights. The use of Spanish and French is still widespread especially by the businessmen and intellectual elites. Its main religion is Islam. A small Christian minority lives in the city.

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More information about Tetouan…

LOCATIONS:

– TETOUAN
– MARINA SMIR
– CABO NEGRO
– MARTIL
– AMSA
– M’DIQ RINCON
– BOANAN 
– ZARQA