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Old June 25th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #8261
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A photo before Abraj Al Bait, we can see the Ajyad Fortress

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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #8262
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Why should being able to still see the fortress be of any importance? Again and again, on here and over at SSP, the Muslim members have repeated that Islam does not value buildings the way the Western religions do. They brag how they only value morals not "things".

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Old June 25th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #8263
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I'm just showing what it was before Abraj al Bait...maybe some new ppl don't know, maybe some ppl like me likes history, some pics are rare ...just sharing!
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Old June 26th, 2011, 01:20 AM   #8264
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Old June 26th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #8265
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Why do they always have to use green. I know it's the color of Islam but it looks so cheap and ugly.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #8266
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I'm just showing what it was before Abraj al Bait...maybe some new ppl don't know, maybe some ppl like me likes history, some pics are rare ...just sharing!
Oh I am all for it and I love "Then and Now" picture comparisons. I just thought it was being mentioned because someone in Makkah was lamenting the loss of their view and I was confused.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #8267
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I'm just showing what it was before Abraj al Bait...maybe some new ppl don't know, maybe some ppl like me likes history, some pics are rare ...just sharing!
Yeah, I have never seen it with my own eyes. I always heard there was on fortress. But according to your pics, it was in a pretty bad shape.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #8268
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Why do they always have to use green. I know it's the color of Islam but it looks so cheap and ugly.
They didn't use it becuase its 'the color of Islam',. They used because green it can be seen from a further distance than any other colour and also its easy on the eye. They tested the colours before using them you know.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #8269
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if seeing it from far was the case imagine it being red!
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Old June 26th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #8270
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Is it the rest of the crescent?
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Old June 26th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #8271
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yes it is. This pic from just minutes ago. They're lifting it very fast.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #8272
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is abraj al bait built on the site of the Ajyad Fortress?
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Old June 26th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #8273
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Old June 26th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #8274
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This pic reminds me so much of Arrakeen from Dune. One giant building surrounded only by small buildings:



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Old June 26th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #8275
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if seeing it from far was the case imagine it being red!
Red is too flashy, too agressive..and green is better more ''spiritual'' by night
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Old June 26th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #8276
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Old June 26th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #8277
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Yeah, I have never seen it with my own eyes. I always heard there was on fortress. But according to your pics, it was in a pretty bad shape.
Me too never see it. Yeah, far it looks nice but in the close-up ugly...needed to be renovated
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Old June 26th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #8278
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green has never been "the colour of islam" or symbolism in the religion , i don't know where did this trend start, i don't like the colour either, taste should overpower symbolism
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Old June 26th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #8279
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Ppl who don't like the green color for the clock, witch color you prefer?


*BTW...I just saw a Big close-up of the base of the crescent on pic by a worker...can see it very well!

So I ask someone to ask the worker if I can post his pics about the crescent on SSC. I hope he accept. I'm waiting...

Could be long...

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Old June 26th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #8280
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Maybe this is where green started to be used from...

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