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Set in the quiet village of Adalaj, this vav has served as a resting place for hundreds of years for many pilgrims and caravans along their trade routes. Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh, this five-storey stepwell was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual refuge. It is believed that villagers would come everyday in the morning to fill water, offer prayers to the deities carved into the walls and interact with each other in the cool shade of the vav. There is an opening in the ceilings above the landing which allows the light and air to enter the octagonal well. However, direct sunlight does not touch the flight of steps or landings except for a brief period at noon. Hence some researchers say that the atmosphere inside the well is six degrees cooler than the outside. Another remarkable feature of this stepwell is that out of the many stepwells in Gujarat, it is the only one with three entrance stairs. All three stairs meet at the first storey, underground in a huge square platform, which has an octagonal opening on top. The vav is a spectacular example of Indo-Islamic architecture and design. The harmonious play of intricate Islamic floral patterns seamlessly fusing into Hindu and Jain symbolism embody the culture and ethos of those times. All the walls carved by ornamentation, mythological scenes along with everyday scenes of women churning buttermilk, dancers accompanied by musicians, women adorning themselves and a king sitting on a stool. Fascinating to many visitors is the Ami Khumbor (a pot that contains the water of life) and the Kalp Vriksha (a tree of life) carved out of a single slab of stone. There is a belief that the small frieze of navagraha (nine-planets) towards the edge of the well protects the monument from evil spirits.
If you want to learn a bit about Islam, check this out.
This is an university report for islamic architecture in Syria.
This is another vidio about a another girl who reverted to Islam and here parents reaction to it....if U have any coment what so ever U can mail me at ssaiyaf_UAEyahoo****
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Utrujj was founded in December 2001 by Shaykh Haytham Tamim who is currently the Chairman and main teacher. It was established in order to tackle the dearth of Islamic knowledge in the UK and make Islamic knowledge accessible in a pure and simple form. Utrujj provides courses to facilitate the translation of Islamic theory into everyday practice. One of the most attractive attributes of Utrujj is its nature and ability to cater for people who are involved in full time occupations.
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This is a clip of Salman Rushdie on Islam and Terrorism.
bangla islamic gazals by ahammad ali/ nunu miah
Islamic Keluar Malaysia 90 seconds fight back
She talks about her new life as a Muslim, after she has accepted Islam
As a new Muslim she talks about the rights of women in Islam