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Sitarah (curtain) for the door of the Ka‘bah, commissioned by Sultan Abdülmejid I, Ottoman Egypt, Cairo, dated 1263 AH (1846-7 AD); black silk, with coloured silk appliqués, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton and silk thread padding, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation.

Sitarah (curtain) for the door of the Ka‘bah, commissioned by Sultan Abdülmejid I, Ottoman Egypt, Cairo, dated 1263 AH (1846-7 AD); black silk, with coloured silk appliqués, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton and silk thread padding, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

A snow covered Kaaba!

A snow covered Kaaba!

Mecca is the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad. It is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory upon all able Muslims.

Mecca is the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad. It is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory upon all able Muslims.

مكة ليلا ... ❤️

مكة ليلا ... ❤️

Tents Surround the Kaaba, Mecca by Ottoman History Podcast, via Flickr

Tents Surround the Kaaba, Mecca by Ottoman History Podcast, via Flickr

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ARABIAN Mashrabiya (Shanasheel) windows in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. - "The mashrabiya emerged from the practice of cooling pots of drinking water in an enclosed wooden shelf by the window. The latticework and the projected bay allowed cooling winds to pass into the interior while filtering out the hot afternoon sunlight." -Kalpana Gurung

ARABIAN Mashrabiya (Shanasheel) windows in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. - "The mashrabiya emerged from the practice of cooling pots of drinking water in an enclosed wooden shelf by the window. The latticework and the projected bay allowed cooling winds to pass into the interior while filtering out the hot afternoon sunlight." -Kalpana Gurung

❤ Subhanallah ❤ Allahu Akbar ❤ Masha Allah ❤

❤ Subhanallah ❤ Allahu Akbar ❤ Masha Allah ❤

An old photograph of the holy Kaaba

An old photograph of the holy Kaaba

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