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An important reason to visit Tunisia is for spiritual wisdom. Tunisia’s religious capital, Kairouan is where pilgrims assemble to obtain inner peace and spirituality. This special place in Islam is the resting place of Sidi Sahib for which vast majority of Muslims travel in Tunisia. ...more

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An important reason to visit Tunisia is for spiritual wisdom. Tunisia’s religious capital, Kairouan is where pilgrims assemble to obtain inner peace and spirituality. This special place in Islam is the resting place of Sidi Sahib for which vast majority of Muslims travel in Tunisia. 

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  • Dünyanın En Eski Mescidleri (Camiileri)

    Dünyanın dört bir yanındaki en Eski 10 Cami, dünyanın her köşesinden hatıralarla İslam'ın büyüklüğüyle sizi gururlu ve hatta nostaljik anlar yaşatacak. Tarihi hikayeler, Krallıklar ve dönemin Müslümanlarının yaşadıklarının sembolü olan bu tarihi ibadethaneleri günümüz Müslümanları keşfetmek ve bu Camilerde Yüce Allah'a ibadet etmek istiyorlar.   1) Mescid Al Haram   Mescid Al Haram (Kabe), tartışmasız olarak dünyanın ilk ve en eski Camisi'dir; Hz.İbrahim’in ve oğlu Hz.İsmail'in, namaz kıldığı noktadır. Aynı zamanda İslam'daki kutsal alanların en kutsal alanıdır. Dünyanın dört bir yanındaki Müslümanlar günde 5 defa Kâbe'ye yönelirler. Yüce Kitabımız Kur’anı Kerim’de "İnsanlar için yeryüzünde kurulan ilk ev, Mekke'de bulunan mübarek ve alemler için hidayet kaynağı olan Kabe'dir." (A-i İmran, 3/96) Ayeti de Kabe’nin İslam Dinindeki yerinin çok ayrı olduğunun kanıtıdır.   2) Mescid-I Nebevi   Mescid-i Nebevi, aynı zamanda Hz. Peygamber'in Mescidi olarak da adlandırılır ve Medine'de bulunur. Mekke'den Medine'ye göç eden Hz. Peygamber'in hemen sonrasında inşa edilen İslam'daki en kutsal ikinci alan olarak kabul edilen Mescid, yaklaşık 1.400 yaşındadır. Mütevazi bir yapısı olan Mescid Dünyanın en büyük Mescidlerinden bir tanesidir.   3) Mescid-I Aksa Kudüs   705 yılında inşaa edilen Mescid-I Aksa İslam'da çok önemli ve kutsal bir noktadır. Al Bukahri'nin bir Hadisine göre, İslam dinin en kutsal 3. Noktası olarak Kabul edilen Mescid’de her kılınan rekatın 1000 rekat değeri vardır. Miraç Gecesi Peygamberimiz Hz.Muhammed (SAV) 'in namaz kıldırdığı Mescittir. Aynı zamanda, Kıble’nin Kabe'ye döndüğü vahiyden önce Medine'ye göç edimesindenl sonraki 17 ay boyunca eski Kıble yönü de Mescid-I Aksa’ydı.Mescid-i Al Aksa, birçok deprem ve kuşatma altında kalmıştır ancak Kudüs'ün fethinden sonra Haçlılardan alınmıştır  Saladin tarafından eski ihtişamına geri döndürülmüştür. Bu Mescid, tüm Müslümanların Dünyaya yayılış öyküsü ve gururu ile doludur.   4) Sana Büyük Camii Yemen   Aynı zamanda Al-Jami el-Kabīr bi-Ṣan'ā' olarak bilinen Sanaa Büyük Camii, Yemen'in Sana'a'sında bulunur ve 7-8. Yüzyılda inşa edilmiştir. Ghumdan Saray Alanının yanında inşa edilmiş olan Cami, farklı devirlerde ve zaman içerisinde inşa edilmiş müthiş bir mimariye sahiptir. Kraliçe Arwa İbn Ahmed tarafından 1130 yılında önemli bir restorasyona uğramıştır. Cami ayrıca Unesco Dünya Mirası listesindedir.    5) Sidi Ukba Ulu Camiisi Tunus   Picture Credit - www.hotels-fairy.com Kairouan'un Ulu Camisi olarak da bilinen Ukba Camii, Tunus Kairouan şehrinde yer almaktadır. Kent, UNESCO Dünya Mirası kentidir. Şehrin kurulduğu 670 yılında bir Arap General Uqba İbn Nafi tarafından yaptırılmıştır. Tunus’un Mimari kültürü açısından önemli bir yere sahip olan Camide 11.Yüzyıldan itibaren İslami ve Fenni bilimler bir arada okutulmuştur. Bu Tunus’taki Modern eğitim anlayışının bir başlangıcı olarak görülmektedir.   6) Ummayad Camii Suriye   Picture Credit - www.dailymail.co.uk Şam Büyük Camii olarak da bilinen Ummayad Camii, Şam Suriyesinde ve 634 yılında inşa edilmiş en eski Camilerden biri. Hz.Yahya'ya ithaf edilen Camii, Eski bir Bazilika sitesine Arapların bölgeyi fethinden sonra inşa edildi. Camii birçok hanedan ve egemenlik dönemine tanıklık etmesiyle ve son derece güzel mimarisi ve tabii ki tarih cazibesi nedeniyle ülkenin en çok ziyaret edilen yerlerinden biridir.    7) Kuba Mescidi   Kuba Camisi (Mescidi), dünyanın en eski Camii'nden biridir. Caminin inşası için ilk taş, 622 yılında Mekke'dan Medine'ye göç ettikten sonra Peygamberimiz Hz.Muhammed (SAV) tarafından konulmuştur. Buhari’nin Sahih Hadislerinde Hz.Muhammed(SAV) Cumartesi günü Camiye (mescit) bir binekle veya yürüyerek gittiği ve 2 rekat Namaz kıldığı belirtilmiştir.   8) Eski Cuma(Old Jumma) Mescidi Hindistan Picture Credit - www.heritageonline.in   Kilakarai'de bulunan Mescid Yemen İmparatoru tarafından Hz.Peygamber(SAV) devrinde İslam'ı kabul ettikten sonra Yemenli Tüccar tarafından yaptırılmıştır. 628 yılında yaptırılmış ve 11. yüzyılda yeniden inşa edilen bu Mescit, Müslümalar tarafından gurur duyulan ve deniz yollarından geçenler için Bölgede İslam'ın sembolü olarak görülmüştür. İbn Battuta ayrıca Rihlasında "Mescit çevresindeki Müslümanlar aynı Arap Yarım Adasındaki gibi yaşıyolar." diyerek bu Mescitten bahsetmiştir.   9) Kuffa Ulu Camii Irak   Kuffa Camisi MS 670 yılında tamamlanmış ve özellikle Şii mezhepi için önemli yerlerinden biridir. Irak'ın Kufa kentinde bulunmaktadır.    10) Xian Ulu Camii – Çin Halk Cumhuriyeti   Çin'deki Xian Ulu Camii, Çin'deki en eski Camiidir. 742'de inşaatına başlanmış ve tamamlanmıştır. Dünyadaki cami (mescit) kubbeler ve minarelerden farklı olarak, bu cami (mescit) Çin pagoda mimari tarzında inşa edilmiştir. Camide ayrıca Arapça yazıtlar da bulunmaktadır. Ayrıca, yeri ziyaret edenler için bir turist cazibe merkezidir. Eğer birgün yolunuz Xian’a düşerse, rotanıza Dünyanın en eski Camiilerinden biri olan Xian Ulu Camii’ni ziyaret edilecek yerler listesine aldığınızdan emin olun.   ...

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Tunisia

    To list off ALL the reasons to visit Tunisia is nothing but impossible, therefore to sum up, here are 10 reasons why you should visit Tunisia now. This country caters not only to regular vacationers who love adventures and relaxing but to travelers who love visiting archeological sites too, thus this country offers all the reasons you should fall in love with Tunisia. 1. Beaches in Tunisia Credit: Wikipedia Commons Beaches! The most popular reason to visit Tunisia, beaches are in plenty. Cap Bon peninsula and Djerba Island are the blockbuster locations for Tunisia tourism and without doubt, Mediterranean coasts are the reasons you should fall in love with Tunisia. Click here for more information! 2. Desert Oasis Credit: Pixabay One of the reasons to visit Tunisia is to experience the Saharan culture. Tunisia holidays revolves around the variety of lifestyles vacationers explore when travelling in Tunisia. The Saharan Oases is one of the reasons why you should visit Tunisia now. Click here for more information! 3. The Holy City Of Kairouan Credit: Wikipedia Commons An important reason to visit Tunisia is for spiritual wisdom. Tunisia’s religious capital, Kairouan is where pilgrims assemble to obtain inner peace and spirituality. This special place in Islam is the resting place of Sidi Sahib for which vast majority of Muslims travel in Tunisia. More information on The Holy City of Kairouan here! 4. Ancient City of Carthage Credit: Flickr Ample of historic sites is one of the reasons to visit Tunisia. The Ancient City of Carthage, built by Phoenician traders, much like the name suggests is an ancient city that history buffs spend whole days admiring during their Tunisia holidays. More information on The Ancient City of Carthage here! 5. Roman ruins at Northeastern Tunisia Credit: Flickr Once again historic remains are the reason to visit Tunisia. With so much history talk a non-history lover wonders, “Should I visit Tunisia?” A visit to Dougga, Bulla Regea and Chemtou and you will be glad you took this Tunisia travel advice, for the Roman engineering will have you enthralled and awestruck. Click here for more information! 6. Tunis Panorama Credit: Wikipedia Commons Best of both worlds- one of the reasons to visit Tunisia is the bicultural expedition of Islamic and European composition in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Travel in Tunisia and you see an array of historic backgrounds being exhibited in architecture or art. Tunis displays ancient streets built in the French colonial periods a hit destination for Tunisia holidays.   7. Fortified Berber Granaries Credit: Stefan Krasowski Archaic architecture is one of the reasons to visit Tunisia. Some of the most popular ancient structure built are granaries for protecting crops in the old times. Tunisia tourism shows surprisingly high interest in this class of architecture. A popular one is called Ksar Ouled Soltane. Click here for more information! 8. The Saharan Desert Credit: Pixabay Watching the sun set into the horizon of Sahara in itself in one of the reasons to visit Tunisia. Add to that camels rides into vast dunes and an overnight in the sea of sand under the night sky filled with a sea of stars. Absolutely the reasons you should fall in love with Tunisia. More information on the Saharan Desert here! 9. Coastal Farmlands Credit: Pixabay The coastal farmlands are one of the reasons to visit Tunisia for its heterogeneity. Its’ uniqueness attracts majority of Tunisia tourism. One visit to the farmland and they’ll never be boring again. Morocco is an Islamic and Muslim-friendly country where you can easy find Halal food and prayer places and mosques. Download the HalalTrip app now on Apple and Android to find these places and who knows, if you find a hidden treasure of a restaurant or a mosque, you can share your finds with others on the app! ...

  • 10 Of The Oldest Mosques Around the World

    These 10 of the Oldest Mosques around the world would leave you proud and even nostalgic at the greatness of Islam in all corners of the world. Its history, story, kingdoms, wars that some of the Mosques have witnessed and yet are still standing as landmarks, a symbol of Muslims of the era bygone make we Muslims want to go there right now and supplicate to the almighty One God in those Mosques.   1) Masjid Al Haram Masjid Al Haram (Kaaba) - The Great Mosque of Makkah - is indisputably the first and oldest Mosque in the world, being the place where the prophet Ibrahim and his son, Ismail, (peace be upon them both) used to pray. It is also the holiest of the holy sites in Islam. Muslims all over the world turn to the Qiblah direction of the Kaaba 5 times a day. It is the first house for humanity, built for the worship of One God Allah.   2) Al-Masjid An-Nabawi Al-Masjid An-Nabawi, also called the Prophet's Masjid, is located in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Built just after the Prophet (peace be upon him) migrated to Medina from Makkah, it is considered the second holiest site in Islam. Almost 1,400 years old, it has undergone many extensions from its beginnings as a humble structure, to now be the second largest Masjid in the world.   3) Al-Aqsa Mosque Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem built in the 705 A.D is a very important and holy site in Islam. According to a Hadith by Al Bukahri, it is the 3rd holiest site and a prayer there is worth a 1000 prayer. It is also the Masjid where our prophet Muhammad (pbuh) prayed on the night of Mirage. It was also the former Qibla direction for 17 months after emigration to Medina after a revelation to which the Qibla was turned towards the Kaaba. Al Aqsa has withstood many earthquakes, captures and was returned to its former glory by Saladin from the crusaders after the capture of Jerusalem. This Masjid is the one filled with history and pride of all Muslims throughout the world.   4) The Great Mosque of Sana’a The Great Mosque of Sana’a also known as Al-Jami al-Kabīr bi-Ṣanʿāʾ is located in Sana'a, Yemen and is built during the 7th – 8th century. It is built next to the Ghumdan Palace site. The Mosque has a great architecture built over time in different era. Considerable renovation was done by Queen Arwa Ibn Ahmed in the year 1130. The Mosque is also in the Unesco World’s Heritage list.   5) Mosque of Uqba Mosque of Uqba also known as the Great Mosque of Kairouan is situated in the city of Kairouan, Tunisia. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage town. It was built by an Arab General Uqba Ibn Nafi in 670 at the time of the founding of the city. It is important Mosque in Tunisia and the architectural style of the Mosque was followed throughout the Maghreb region. The Mosque was a centre of learning both in Islamic thoughts and Secular sciences before the educational universities centred around Tunis in the 11th century.   6) Ummayad Mosque Syria Ummayad Mosque also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus is in Damascus Syria and is one of the oldest Mosques built in 634. It was built after the conquest of the Arab on a former Basilica site dedicated to Yahya (the prophet). The Mosque has withstood many dynasty and ruling periods and is one of the most visited attractions of the country for its immensely beautiful architecture and of course the lure of history.   7) Quba Mosque The Quba Mosque (masjid) is the one of the oldest Mosques of the world. The first stone for the construction of the Mosque was laid by our prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself in the year 622 after he emigrated to Medina from Makah. It has its mention in Sahih Hadiths by Bukhari where the prophets (pbuh) use to ride or walk to the Mosque (masjid) on Saturday and offer 2 rakah Salaah.   8) The Old Jumma Masjid of Kilakarai   Picture Credit - www.wikipedia.org This Mosque is in Kilakarai, Tamil Nadu - also known as Palaiya Jumma Palli - built during the Pandiya Dynasty by Yemeni Merchant after being ordered by the Emperor of Yemen after accepting Islam in the Prophet’s period. Built in 628 and reconstructed again in the 11th century, this Mosque stands proud, tested by time and is a symbol of Islam at its prime that spread via sea routes. Ibn Battuta also mentions this Mosque in his Rihla saying that “the people there lived as though they were in the Arab land”   9) The Great Mosque of Kufa The Great Mosque of Kufa in Iraq was completed in 670 AD and is one of the famous and revered place of prayer Among the Shia sect of Muslims.    10) Great Mosque of Xi'an The Great Mosque of Xi'an in China is the oldest Mosque in China. It was built and completed in 742. Unlike the Mosque around the world with domes and minarets, this Mosque is built in a Chinese pagoda architectural style. There are also Arabic inscriptions within the Mosque. It is also a tourist attraction for people who visit the place. Next time you take a trip and visit these countries, make sure you make it to the list of the oldest Mosque of the world.   Read more about mosques around the world!   ...



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