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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:20 PM   #9061
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:26 PM   #9062
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #9063
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Masha2allah that last picture is amazing !! any ideas if this lightning will stay on permanently ? every night of the year 365 nights ?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #9064
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #9065
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #9066
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #9067
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^ Well done work with the video, thanks for sharing! Is it your work Youssef1?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:29 AM   #9068
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The Green Testing of that day!






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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:50 AM   #9069
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #9070
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a friend in Makkah shared this on his FB page

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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #9071
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:27 PM   #9072
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Oh Snap! Just when you thought it couldn't get any more lit up.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #9073
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Now wait a moment - are those just ordinary electric bulbs on the crescent?


Looks like a funfair booth Once again something that makes this whole behemoth look extraordinarily ridiculous.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #9074
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sorry but this is one of the worst scrapers i have ever seen.....ewwww
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Old August 4th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #9075
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RAMADHAN CANNON
by Waseem Ahmed Siddiqui

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Makkah Cannon by EZ-Cool-Dude, on Flickr
During the days of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), hearing the Maghrib Adhan (call for prayer) was the only indication for Muslims to break their fast.

With time, Ramadan became colorful and more festive and in the Umayyad era they used to hang lanterns on the minaret of every mosque at iftar time (breaking of the fast) as indication and take them down after, for those who cannot hear the Adhan.

Then came the Fatimid era and Muslims started a new tradition where they shot cannons as the signal for iftar time.

The story of the Ramadan Cannon dates back to the time of the Fatimid Caliph in Cairo. He received the cannons as a present and ordered his assistants to try it out. The experiment took place about sunset during the first day of Ramadan. The people of Egypt took it as a sign to end the day’s fast.

Since then, the caliph ordered that the gun should be fired at sunset and this became a Ramadan tradition.


This tradition has spread to many Islamic countries including Turkey, Sudan, Morocco, Syria, Jordan and the Gulf countries.

More than 70 years ago in Makkah, Muslims used to open their windows to hear the call for iftar in Ramadan.

Historically in the Kingdom, the Ramadan Cannon has served as a mean to announce the end of the fast at sunset. However, today it plays different but still important role, namely to keep Ramadan traditions alive.

Makkah is the only place in the Kingdom that still holds this tradition.There used to be three Ramadan cannons in the Kingdom (in Makkah, Jeddah and Madina-tul-Munawwara) but now there is only one in Makkah .

The cannon is not a real weapon; its job is to only make a loud echoing noise.

The cannon is still used in Makkah in the Month of Ramadhan to announce the arrival of Ramdhan, the time of beginning the fast (Suhoor), the time of breaking the fast (Iftar) and the arrival of Eid-ul-Fitr. The cannon is escorted to the Mountain of Sulaimania (which is situated beside 'Jannat-ul-Mu'alla' cemetry and is 4-5 km away from Masjid al-Haraam) from the weapon depot one day before the arrival of Ramadhan. A watchman is appointed with the cannon, who takes care of the cannon 24/7 for a whole month. After announcing the arrival of Eid-ul-Fitr, the cannon is taken back to the weapon depot.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #9076
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Ugh this building is so out of place mashxenu
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #9077
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hope they fix the not lit up lights soon x) so it can shine in its full glory
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #9078
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #9079
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Now wait a moment - are those just ordinary electric bulbs on the crescent?


Looks like a funfair booth Once again something that makes this whole behemoth look extraordinarily ridiculous.

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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #9080
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the tower looks magnificent at night the green lighting doesn't look so bad after all
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