Tag: Religion

It’s Syawal, Eid is Here!

It’s Syawal, Eid is Here!

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s Syawal, Eid is Here! – Eid-ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day and Muslims are not permitted to fast that day. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “breaking […]

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Hidden Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

Hidden Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

| August 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Built back in 1190s by the once great Ghorid empire, this enigmatic and intricately-ornamented ancient “skyscraper” architecture stands like a missile pointing at the stars – a 65-meter high minaret, the second biggest religious monument of its kind in the world. Originally it was topped by the lantern – making it a sort of the […]

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Trinity Church – The Southernmost Gate to Heaven

Trinity Church – The Southernmost Gate to Heaven

| September 4, 2010

Trinity Church is a small Russian Orthodox church on King George Island near Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. It is the southernmost Eastern Orthodox church in the world and also is the evidence of great human architecture at the south pole. Built in 1990s, the church is a 15m-high wooden structure built in traditional Russian […]

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