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Bade Namaz

 

Muslims in the city of Hyderabad thronged to the largest mosque, the Mecca masjid on 17 Aug 2012, to offer their prayers on this holy day. Women offer their prayers from the premises of the Unani Hospital.

Text below from Wiki:

Also known as Jumu’ah-tul-Wida. Jumu’ah-tul-Wida  (Arabic: جمعة الوداع‎ meaning Friday of farewell, also called al-Jumu’ah al-Yatimah Arabic: الجمعة اليتيمة‎ or orphaned Friday) occurs on the last Friday in the month of Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr. Some Muslims regard this jumu’ah as the second holiest day of the month of Ramadan and one of the most important days of the year. Some Muslims spend a large part of their day on Jumu’ah-tul-Wida doing ibadah.

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Not a large mosque, but certainly a unique one. While most mosques have inscriptions in Arabic, this mosque had inscriptions in Turkish.

The arches inside were unique. This is a privately owned mosque so permission to click photographs inside can be obtained by speaking to the owners.

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An Evening Prayer

What are you supposed to do if you are just about to make a frame and someone just walks in there doing the most appropriate thing? Perhaps being there at the right time helps, like the evening on the holy month of Ramadan.

Shot at Hakim’s Tomb.
[From the book -“Heritage Capital-Hyderabad”]
Built during the reign of Abdullah Qutb Shah in memory of his physician, this tomb and mosque is situated amidst trees in a calm setting with the walls also painted with the symbolic green. The Mosque and the sarai
attached to it form a group that gives a rare feel of to the solace-seeker. It is perched on a hillock about five kilometers north-east of Golconda.

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Prayer

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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein

Inside the Mecca Masjid, huge chandeleirs are covered and these covers are removed only during Eid.

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