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Majestic entrance by blackchallenge

Some key contributions to Islamic art found in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:
* Combining Mamluk, Ottoman and Fatimid styles, the design of the minarets fuse the wide and diverse Islamic world into one summation of art and beauty.
* Developing the art of ornamentation thorough using multi-colored marble to create unprecedented artistic forums with the help of natural colors in addition to the development of sophisticated techniques associated with the decoration of crowned columns. The crowns are not located on the top of the columns but at the bottom. This extraordinary technique is innovative to Islamic architecture.
* Giving priority to the art of using colors to create original artistic forms. The colors of the walls, columns and the carpet are harmonized together transforming the entire Mosque into an artistic masterpiece and a symphony of colors and shades.* Using modern techniques of artistic glass work; mosaic, carved and sand blasted glass displaying traditional Islamic designs of symmetry and repetition.

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Into the Light… by CharlieJoe

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi. Single shot taken handheld at night. Lot of “cleaning” had to be done to remove barriers, people, umbrella shades, carts, etc. Moon & Star were there actually.
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Mecca by o_fahad

The Masjid al-Ḥarām , also called the Sacred Mosque, and the Grand Mosque or Great Mosque of Mecca, is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam’s holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing obligatory daily prayers. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so, including circumambulation of the Kaaba.

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Ramadan tent by blackchallenge

The Ramadan tent (Arab tradition) are venues erected during the month of Ramadan. They provide a place for people to meet after sunset when the daily fast is broken together with friends and family. People may eat, drink tea, and smoke a shisha. Businesses may also use these venues to host partners and customers in a relaxed environment, at a time when business typically slows down. Some are different in size and it can accommodate up to 1200 people.

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