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Old September 17th, 2010, 02:11 PM   #5681
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I can't believe this whole religion thing is still raging on - can't you lot go sign up for a religion forum or something?
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Old September 17th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #5682
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hard to stop religious dialogues when it comes to Makkah, alot of people come with strange questions that we can't help but to answer, we want to stick to the topic as much as you do.. i reall want to see the thread name to change into:

MECCA | Abraj Al-Bait Endowment | 601m | 1972ft | 95 fl | U/C
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Old September 17th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #5683
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that might not be appropriate. it's name does not include "endowment"
i guess you need to keep "manually" telling everyone who shout "money, money" that its money goes to the two Grand Mosques. lol
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #5684
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wow the photos of the last page were so nice
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Old September 17th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #5685
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hard to stop religious dialogues when it comes to Makkah, alot of people come with strange questions that we can't help but to answer, we want to stick to the topic as much as you do.. i reall want to see the thread name to change into:

MECCA | Abraj Al-Bait Endowment | 601m | 1972ft | 95 fl | U/C
I think i could grab some attention.....

CHANGE THE THREAD NAME TO:

MECCA | Abraj Al-Bait Endowment | 601m | 1972ft | 95 fl | U/C !!!!!!!!!!!!


That wasn't hard was it.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #5686
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Is it actually possible for a non-Muslim to enter the city and go inside there?
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:15 PM   #5687
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Is it actually possible for a non-Muslim to enter the city and go inside there?
this must of been answered like 4 thousand times now....and the answer is NO if u missed it the last 4000 times...
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #5688
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This thread is so off topic
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #5689
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #5690
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tell me about it
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #5691
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my post didnt grab any attention
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Old September 17th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #5692
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hard to stop religious dialogues when it comes to Makkah, alot of people come with strange questions that we can't help but to answer, we want to stick to the topic as much as you do.. i reall want to see the thread name to change into:

MECCA | Abraj Al-Bait Endowment | 601m | 1972ft | 95 fl | U/C
I'm glad you are answering questions because there are so many misconceptions and somebody has got to clear them up. Earlier someone suggested you should stop answering these questions since so many are inflammatory, but the fact is that from a Western point of view the Arab world is very closed and secretive and that only fuels speculation and rumor. Plus the media is a joke when it comes to accuracy and facts so I think it is good to have people like you civilly answering questions. Personally I'm an atheist but I love having 'civil' conversions with people of all the different beliefs because that is the only way you can get to know them and their perspective. So thanks to all of you who are answering questions with civility and good information.

Now to get on topic I do have a personal opinion about this clock tower. I like the tower, but I'm not crazy about the clock face. That palm tree, the excessive brightness of the light at night, and those flat abstract numerals make it look a little too Disney for me. A light in the dark will be seen even from extremely far. It doesn't have to be that bright, and it would look better if it appeared more "iridescent" than "fluorescent". Also the markings would look better if they were in proper Arabic numerals. Anyway that's just my two cents.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 11:53 PM   #5693
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brightness of something can't be verified by a picture. how cameras handle exposures plays a role in it.
only a first hand witness will be accurate to judge something like that. we don't really have in this forum someone who lives in Makkah. it will be nice if someone in the forum who has been there in the night after the clock was lit up, give his testimony.
i might go there myself within a month.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #5694
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Aren't you originally from Mecca?
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Old September 18th, 2010, 03:52 AM   #5695
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Old September 18th, 2010, 03:52 AM   #5696
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BTW really amazing tower
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Old September 18th, 2010, 04:06 AM   #5697
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my post didnt grab any attention
it did there was just nothing to say to it
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Old September 18th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #5698
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easy to read


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this one shows the real colors


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Old September 18th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #5699
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In different lights, it varies from a light pink to more of a beige. Awesome.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #5700
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Aren't you originally from Mecca?
nope. unfortunately
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