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Islamic Art Feature: Pick of the Week 7/11/09

Welcome to the another edition of MuslimMatters.org's regular Islamic Art feature. If you want to see your work on MM, then either email us your images to art[@]muslimmatters[.]org or submit them to our Flickr group.

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Hallway in the Haram, Makkah, by Hasan Gopalani

Hallway in the Haram, Mecca, by Hasan Gopalani

I Heart Sea, by Umm Travis

I Heart Sea, by Umm Travis

A dark day in Urumqi, by Swamibu

A dark day in Urumqi, by Swamibu. The Yang Hang mosque of the Tian Sian district of Urumqi, China.

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  1. Wow :) Im honoured! Thanks!

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  2. Hasan, that’s quite a photo.. where were all the people??

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    • Assalam aleikum,

      if you look closely at the right of the photo, you can see the courtyard, or the tawaf area, and it looks like the photo was taken at night, I am guessing around 2-3 am, Allahualim. Actually if you open the picture up in flickr and zoom in and look at the clock, it says 2.47 am. The Haram in Makkah is open 24/7, and been like that for a long time. So that would make it open to the public, nonstop for hundreds of years, allahualim.

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    • Br. Habeeb has got it right! It was about 2:30 am on my last day in Makkah, so 2 of my friends and I snuck our cameras into the Haram and took lots of pictures.

      At night most people are concentrated around the Kabah (duh) and also near Safa and Marwah, so we went to the area opposite that to take pictures. Less guards = less chances of being yelled at.

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  3. Mashaa allah great works here, congratulation all

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  4. Alhamdulillah i am a muslim

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