Tag Archives: Islam

Decorative Elements of the Taj

Namaste ! Islam forbids human or animal figures be used in decoration. It is their belief that God alone has the power to create life. Today, I am showing you images from the artistic decorative elements of the Taj with … Continue reading

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Surprise. . . . .Taj Mahal 2

Bibi-ka-Makbara– the Taj Mahal of South India Updated on July 28, 2015 from Hub Pages Is it Taj? The main entrance gate Picturesque The second Taj! Or the first? Symmetry One of the minarets Stucco work The grave of Rabia-ul-Daurani … Continue reading

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Sacred Places. . . . Cordaba

This site has been a sacred site since ancient Roman times in Spain. It was a Roman Temple to the goddess Janus who was the double headed goddess. Next it was converted to a Christian church dedicated to St. Vincent … Continue reading

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The Alhambra , Granada Spain

The exquisite Muslim calligraphy at the jewel of the Moorish empire, the Alhambra,  in Granada Spain. Google Public Domanin This is one of my all time favorite places i have visited,  even though it was years ago that we were … Continue reading

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Fragility of Democracy

Man killed by Indian mob. . . . The Indian Express  ( New York Times) Thirty-five leading Indian authors and poets have returned coveted literary award to protest the violence that is creeping into Indian corporate life under the Hindu … Continue reading

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Jama Masjid Mosque in Old Delhi

This Jama Masjid ( Friday mosque)  is  the largest mosque in India.  It is located in Old Delhi and was built by the ruler who built the Taj Mahal.  Eid is the celebration of the end of Ramadan.  There was … Continue reading

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“He Named Me Malala” An Film of Courage and Inspiration

  This is PG13 because of the violence but I think that it is a most important film for young teens both girls and boys.  You will be inspired, too. There were many places  where tears came to my eyes, … Continue reading

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