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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #9121
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Meckah...lol

مكة

Arab News, Saudi Gazette, Saudi Press Agency, ...use ''Makkah''




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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #9122
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Bombay changed to Mumbai, Madras changed to Chennai, Calcutta changed to Kolkata

and the new names have been adapted pretty good, i don't see why Makkah shouldn'd.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #9123
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dont bring india into this
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Old August 5th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #9124
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Old August 5th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #9125
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dont bring india into this
chill man, no politics intended
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Old August 5th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #9126
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i hate it when people ruin nice pictures with over the top HDR processing
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Old August 5th, 2011, 11:42 PM   #9127
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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:15 AM   #9128
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SubhanAllah,, what a great tower,, is that building show shalat reminder?
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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #9129
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Arab News, Saudi Gazette, Saudi Press Agency, ...use ''Makkah''
These are Saudi newspapers, they all use it because it's the official name used (and imposed) by the Saudi Government.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #9130
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now stop, let they use Mecca and let us use Makkah.

lakom dinokom wa leya din
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:21 AM   #9131
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now stop, let they use Mecca and let us use Makkah.

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SubhanAllah,, what a great tower,, is that building show shalat reminder?
That is THE "salaah' reminder, the whole video is.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #9132
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Thanks for all
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Old August 6th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #9133
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Old August 6th, 2011, 02:05 AM   #9134
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Ramadan 5 رمضــــــان

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Old August 6th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #9135
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Bombay changed to Mumbai, Madras changed to Chennai, Calcutta changed to Kolkata

and the new names have been adapted pretty good.
...well that's just not true In most parts of the the world, everyone (those who have actually heard of these cities of course) still call them Bombay, Madras and calcutta...sorry to tell you but thats the truth
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Old August 6th, 2011, 03:09 AM   #9136
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Thats not true, for example, all airlines are now flying to Chennai Kolkata and Mumabi, not the old names anymore, i am pretty sure KSA could enforce the OFFICIAL name of MAKKAH.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #9137
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And finally aftwer a two-week-effort:
Here's the masterpiece, sort of. The other towers will be added later. Will appreciate a feedback
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Makkah Clock Tower Render and Comparison by EZ-Cool-Dude, on Flickr
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Old August 6th, 2011, 03:58 AM   #9138
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Thats not true, for example, all airlines are now flying to Chennai Kolkata and Mumabi, not the old names anymore, i am pretty sure KSA could enforce the OFFICIAL name of MAKKAH.
I'm sorry to tell, but it is true. Just ask the average joe on the street in all of the western world and China, Russia, Australia plus many other contries. Even many Indians doesn't accept the new names. And I think Mecca sounds fine to I'm especially happy to see the clock is set to Greenwich time as it should be.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 04:32 AM   #9139
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These are Saudi newspapers, they all use it because it's the official name used (and imposed) by the Saudi Government.
Thanks for the info. It's like a fatwa.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 04:49 AM   #9140
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i hate it when people ruin nice pictures with over the top HDR processing
So you must miss asyiqul^huur picture like me. BTW where is he?

asyiqul^huur!, asyilqul^huur!, asyiqul^huur!



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