With 8,500 thousand people visiting the Alhambra everyday, it is Spain’s most visited monument. Muslim and Nevin Harji made it a point to see Islam’s crown jewel in Spain when they visited Lisbon to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan.
PLEASE CLICK: SPAIN’S ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECES: THE AL HAMBRA PALACE IN GRANADA AND THE GREAT MOSQUE IN CORDOBA THROUGH THE LENS OF MUSLIM HARJI
Please click on image for Muslim Harji’s photo essay,
Date posted: November 4, 2018.
“…..The Islam that the scholars of Timbuktu taught the world was (and remains) a profoundly humanist tradition. On humble wooden boards…children learned the words that Muslims believe to be God’s verbatim speech, and with it a deep respect for Him, and His most noble creation, the children of Adam….” says Rudolph Ware in an excellent piece in the Huffington Post. But, as Ware notes, Timbuktu has for some months been under siege from a radical group calling itself Ansar Dine (“Protector of the Faith”).
In our piece, with links to the Huffington Post and other articles on the subject, Jocelyne Sambira of AfricaRenewal explains what is going on in Northern Mali’s City of Saints…..”Using hoes, pick-axes and chisels, they [Ansar Dine] hammered away at the two earthen tombs until they were completely destroyed.” Read more….Timbuktu Under Siege.
Djinguereber mosque in Timbuktu. Members of the group Ansar Dine have destroyed some of the mosque’s mausoleums, along with other holy shines in the ancient northern city. Photo: Wikipedia.
The Treasures of Iran, with Excerpts on Hafiz by His Highness the Aga Khan III
Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.”
Look what happens
With A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
Please click on image for "Treasures of Iran" by Muslim and Nevin Harji
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in the darkness,
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being! – Hafiz
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