time, Joe finds himself in Madrid, Spain, a city and country infused with culture, history and a love of the arts.
Joe meets his co-host, Rosa, a trained flamenco dancer, at Puerta del Sol. Before Rosa teaches Joe to dance, she wants to show him the sites of Madrid, so that he may be inspired through the culture and art of the city.
In the Calles Princesa and San Bernardo neighbourhoods, Joe sees great shops, cafes and a general art-school ambience. Hungry, the pair heads to La Latina neighbourhood, where they indulge in some Spanish-style tapas for lunch (but, not before Joe learns to order his food in Spanish!).
In the walled city of Toledo, Rosa shows Joe the cathedral, synagogue and mosque, and explains the historical significance of the city. All of this culture and romance seems to have really inspired Joe, and heâs ready to take his flamenco lesson from Rosa. After heâs learned some basic steps, Rosa leads Joe to a flamenco dinner-show, to see how the pros do it! For the perfect end to their day, Rosa takes Joe for one last Spanish tradition â churros dipped in chocolate! Delicious!
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The Dome of the Rock, with its golden dome, is a magnificent mosque surrounding the rock where Abraham is believed to have tried to sacrifice Issac, and from which the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven. It's the third most holy site in Islam, located above the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. This is part of a free video presenting a 1995 trip to Israel and Petra, Jordan. The video includes Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Galilee, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea. Jewish, Islamic, and Christian holy places are all presented. (The movie reflects a time of optimism regarding the peace process, and the viewer should approach it from the context of 1995.)
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The Israeli authorities are determined to clamp down on Israeli Arabs and Palestinians who claim Israel is trying to undermine Al-Aq'sa (Aqsa) Mosque in Jerusalem.
Mosques, Houses of God around the world, from many countries.
The biggest mosque of the maghreb
Turkey is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Turkey with its glittering, historic and mysterious capital Istanbul is part of the west and part of Asia Minor.
Turkey is a big country. Turkey is a varied country and Turkey is rich in natural beauty and history.
Turkey is a Muslim country with thoroughly western, secular institutions and practices.
Istanbul is of course Turkeys crown jewel. Istanbul, once Constantinople, is home to the world famous Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and the exquisite Topkapi Palace, the home to all the Ottoman sultans until the nineteenth century.
But theres more to Turkey than Istanbul and its many touristic jewels.
Turkey has the Lycian Coast for example, a perfect Adventure Travel Hiking experience.
Hikers along the Lycian Coast say walking on Lycia's rocky landscape is like walking on an unknown planet.
The Lycian Hills are breathtakingly steep and hearstoppingly beautiful.
Paths lead past ancient tombs in the valley of Sidyma and through villages with happy children and tired fathers.
It has been said that in all of Anatolya the coast of Lycia is the most fascinating, the air the sweetest, the moonlight most magical.
The Lycian Coast boasts incredible beauty, beaches and small villages.
Many people in the world know Leonardo DA VINCI (1452-1519)the Italian artist having a great range of capabilities in addittion Many people in the world know Leonardo DA VINCI (1452-1519)the Italian artist having a great range of capabilities in addittion to painting, like anatomy, bridge building, flight, war machines, cartography, architecture, mathematics, geology, biology, natural history, music and philosophy.
On the other hand in the Islamic World a parallel and at least an equally important person lived in the same period .Unfortunately even many Moslems do not have any information about "The master architect Mimar Sinan", (1488-1588) who is also honored with a crater on Mercury named after him.
Sinan's mosques and buildings of other types offer big scope for study because while no Italian architect built more than a few domed structures, Sinan is credited with over a hundred, including twenty-five in Istanbul alone. Various sources state that Sinan was the architect of around 360 structures Examples of his architecture aside from Istanbul and Edirne, can also be seen in Syria , Jerusalem, Egypt, Tunisia, Algiers, the Balkans and Hungary, where he built mosques, bridges, fountains ,palaces, aqueducts ,libraries and schools .
Sinan participated in many military campaigns ranging from Central Europe to Iran and Iraq . In his job as a military engineer he oversaw the building of fortifications, ships and bridges. He made his first biggest reputation when he constructed a bridge over the River Pruth in Moldavia in just a few days. During his extensive travels for military purposes he saw many fine examples of the architecture of several civilizations, and took note of their qualities. Because of his exceptional talents and ability for organization, he was appointed chief architect to the Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient in 1538.
So in this point I must say that Moslems can not show the world their values as well as other cultures do which is very important in intercultural relations..
Sinan who was generally considered the greatest of all Ottoman architects, unlike Vinci's luxurious life, lived in poverty during his century long life although he paid the highest wages to people he employed.In addition he was also a great inventor in acoustics,mathematics,geology,decoration with his 'matchless masterpieces in the world' which are 'worthy of the admiration of humankind'.
Due to Sinan's rising reputation, many royal and individual clients demands caused a building boom that changed the Istanbul landscape to what today the Turks and people from all over the world consider the quality of this great city's image.
Sinan, in the bridges he built, has masterfully combined art with functionalism. The largest of his work in this group is the nearly 635 m. long Büyükçekmece Bridge in Istanbul. Other significant examples are Silivri Bridge outside of Istanbul, Lüleburgaz (Sokullu Mehmet Pasha) Bridge on Lüleburgaz River, Sinanli Bridge over Ergene River and Drina Bridge which has became the title of the famous novel of Yugoslav author Ivo Andriç.
While Sinan was maintaining and improving the water supply system of Istanbul, he has built arched aqueducts at several locations within the city. Maglova Arch over Alibey River, which is 257 meter long, 35 meters high and displaying two layers of arches is one of the best samples of its kind.
Sinan's masterpiece at the age of 80 is the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne. Here the dome is placed above a square, being the largest dome in the world surpassing the Hagia Sophia where there are no columns to obstruct the view of the mosque
He was an architect who grew up in one of the most splendid periods of the Ottoman Empire, and he contributed to this era with his Works below.
• 94 great mosques (camii),
• 57 universities,
• 52 smaller mosques (mescit),
• 41 bath-houses (hamam).
• 35 palaces (saray),
• 22 mausoleums (türbe),
• 20 caravansary (kervansaray; han),
• 17 public kitchens (imaret),
• 8 bridges,
• 8 store houses and
• 7 schools (medrese),
• 6 aqueducts,
3 hospitals (darüşşifa)
God rest his soul in Peace.
which has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
Well, after reading the book I can say that it was quite an excitin which has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
Well, after reading the book I can say that it was quite an exciting adventure book. OK. But some parts of the book has been written so superficially and -sorry but- so ignorantly that I could not help myself toprepare a video for criticizing these points and to enlighten 40 million people who bought this book.
So let's begin with 134Th page of the book where we read the women were banished from mosques in Islam and there are no women priests in Islam. This is completely wrong Mr.Brown and it isobvious that you did not make sufficient researches.During 300 years of the middles ages when 5 million women were burned at stake by the witch hunts of the Church ,Prophet Mohammed was sent as the last Messenger with the last book&religion to all humanity.Because the message sent by Jesus was somehow distorted in this new and last message of Koran Allah/or the God said "And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women. (2:226)It was also stated that in Islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women , as both are promised the same reward for good conduct and the same punishment for evil conduct. Who so does that which is right, and believes, whether male or female, him or her will We quicken to happy life. (16:97) The last message namely Islam regarded men and women as being of the same essence created from a single soul saying "O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, his mate, and from this pair scattered (like seeds) countless men and (4:1)" .So please get rid of your prejudice/and laziness that in Islam the women are treated badly and the only way for this is reading Koran and making researches.Lastly The Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) said, "Women are the twin halves of men."
Now let's come to page 172 where Dan Brown wrote "The Knights of Temple or the Knights Templar" discovered some facts in the ruins of Salamon's Temple and they became the most wealthy and limitless powerful men of the Christian world by blackmailing Vatican.(As you know later by1300s by the plan of Pope Clement V the Knights were cleansed BY BEING BURNED AT STAKES completely). What was the secret document they found?
It was simply what was mentioned in Koran.According to Koran Jesus was nor crucified neither killed which at the same time is the biggest flaw of the Christianity.As you very well know Jesus breathed into a clay bird, and it became a bird , healed a born blind person and the leper, he brought the dead to life ,he could inform people of what they ate and what they stored in their houses. so,how can a prophet with miracles like Jesus be crucified by normal/common humans like you and me?And how can such educated& learned&developed societies like you believe that a prophet is a loser although he has the power of Lord behind?
Now please Christian brothers do not be sorry any more that Jesus was crucified or killed and break all your crosses symbolizing Jesus' crucifixion because what you do is a really big sin.
So the sentence written on the 253rd page is right saying"Concil of Nicea by the orders of Constantine decided by voting that Jesus is the son of God and chose 4 gospels of Matthew,Mark,Luke and John among 80 gospels .However the sentence on the 250th page saying "The bible did not arrive by fax from heaven but it is a product of man" is completely wrong but the true anwer according to Islam is that it IS a book of God but because it was distorted the last book Koran was sent.
Lastly nor the Holy Grail symbolizes Mary Magdelena neither Sophie and his brother can be descendants of Jesus as it is written in the book because again according to Islamic sources Jesus was taken above alive and he will be sent again and he will marry ,have children and be buried near Prophet Mohammed after his death.Again according to Islam he will break "the Cross" which means it will be understood that he was not the one who was crucified. He is expected to come very soon according to some Islamic calculations and according to me I very strongly feel that he already has come.According to Islam he will be understood by his being without any relative and only very people with very strong faith will be able to know him.It is obvious that I do not have any chance of knowing or seeing him. I wish I had such a strong faith.Lastly if you really want to find the Holy Grail namely a propethical blood line just look at the mirrors in your house because Mark Humphrys, a genealogy enthusiast and professor of computer science at Dublin City University in Ireland estimates that Prophet Muhammad appears on the family tree of every person in the Western world.You can find this info on internet by searching the phrase "Does your family have royal roots?".Best Regards ( more )
Hasankeyf is a antique place of Batman city of Turkey at the
Tigris River on the Road.The modern modern bridge of Hasankeyf
is now spans that more...
river, but the impressive remains of a much older bridge are
standing tall. High rocks house thousands of rock houses, and
support a mosque and the remains of an extensive ancient city,
now in ruins. The town was founded in Roman times as a border
post with Persia. It started out as Cephe or Kiphas, and was
renamed Hisn Kayfa by the Arabs who conquered it in 640. Later
Artokids and Ajjadubids ruled, until the Mongols plundered it
so thoroughly in 1260 that it never regained its glory. The
age of the old bridge is unknown, it has been restored in 1116
by the Ortokid Fahr ed-Din Kara Arslan. In the Kale or citadel
one can find the remains of an Ortokid palace (not very
impressive, though) and a Ulu or Great Mosque. For years the
town was expected to be drowned by the waters of another
artifical lake, like there are a lot in these areas (the Ilusu
Dam Project). The last I heard was that there were troubles in
financing that project, partly because of the growing protests
against the cultural vandalism involved. I hope this treasure
will be visible for many years to come. However, I later read
that in August 2006 the decision was made to flood the place
after all. Hopefully the 40 million euro reserved for saving
cultural treasures will help save some of what you can see
here, but much will disappear.
Hasankeyf is a antique place of Batman city of Turkey at the Tigris River on the Road.The modern modern bridge of Hasankeyf is now spans that more... river, but the impressive remains of a much older bridge are more... standing tall. High rocks house thousands of rock houses, and support a mosque and the remains of an extensive ancient city, now in ruins. The town was founded in Roman times as a border post with Persia. It started out as Cephe or Kiphas, and was renamed Hisn Kayfa by the Arabs who conquered it in 640. Later Artokids and Ajjadubids ruled, until the Mongols plundered it so thoroughly in 1260 that it never regained its glory. The age of the old bridge is unknown, it has been restored in 1116 by the Ortokid Fahr ed-Din Kara Arslan. In the Kale or citadel one can find the remains of an Ortokid palace (not very impressive, though) and a Ulu or Great Mosque. For years the town was expected to be drowned by the waters of another artifical lake, like there are a lot in these areas (the Ilusu Dam Project). The last I heard was that there were troubles in financing that project, partly because of the growing protests against the cultural vandalism involved. I hope this treasure will be visible for many years to come. However, I later read that in August 2006 the decision was made to flood the place after all. Hopefully the 40 million euro reserved for saving cultural treasures will help save some of what you can see here, but much will disappear.
in 20 Nov. 1079 Johaiman & his group tried to take people iin the Holly mosque in mekka as hostages ... they succeded but not for long
Batman is one of the most renowned Anatolian provinces of Turkey. The region is famous for its historical glory and natural richness. Batman enjoys the flow of the namesake river, which joins the Tigris ultimately. Apart from the natural verve and beauty that the rivers generate, Batman is adorned by the magnificent Taurus Mountains. The mountain range lends the landscape unparalleled beauty. The Malabadi Bridge is an impressive structure over the river in Batman.
The oil industry has brought a lot of development to the area. The region is well connected via railways and extensive highways.
Like its unusual name, Batman promises an unusual vacation for you. So make a point to visit this place while in Turkey
Though Hasankeyf is the main attraction in Batman, there are other places of interest too, like the tomb of Veysal Karani, who was a renowned Islamic spiritual thinker. It is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites in Batman. The Carsi Mosque is another significant place where you could visit when you are at Batman.
Some of the most renowned hotels in Batman are the Asko Hotel, the Izgi Turhan Hotel Batman Centre, the Zeki Hotel and the Bozogullari Hotel. The Zeki Hotel, Batman Centre is a Three Star lodge situated in the very midst of the city hub, to be precise at the City Center. It is not too far from the airport too, so that you do not have to travel a great distance on arriving at Batman. A reasonably priced hotel, the Zeki is well stocked up on essential services like the laundry, generator, garage, sauna, salon, conference rooms, etc.
The Bozogullari Hotel Batman Centre is also a 3 star hotel that is also the most popular in Batman. Also located in the City Center this hotel promises you with a luxurious stay at Batman.
Carpets, kilims, gold, silver ornaments and antique pieces, you get everything at Batman. The unique tastes of Turkish Bazaars and the common sights and sounds of the marketplace remain as one of the most pleasurable memories from Batman.
view of the kaaba from the roof of the great mosque in mecca
pilgrims performing tawaaf on the roof of the great mosque in mecca and also shows the taps from which people drink zamzam water