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A verse (17:1) from the Quraninscribed on the interior ceiling (dome) of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.It is considered to be one of the most impressive monuments of the world.
This beautiful frame has a folding easel stand on the back.
So it is ready to display on your table, mantle or hang from the wall without any additional expense.
This highly affordable frame is great for most gifting occasions. Ramadan, Eid, anniversaries ........ the possibilities are unlimited
* Overall Frame Size: 6 x 8 inches
* Image Size: 5 x 7 inches
The cascading domes and six slender minarets of theSultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the "Blue Mosque" because of theblue tiles that adorn its interior), dominate the skyline of Istanbul, Turkey.Sultan Ahmet 1 wished to build an Islamic place of worship that would outshineHagia Sophia - the monumental Byzantine Church, and the mosque named for him isthe result.
The Blue Mosque was built (from 1609 1616) overthe site of the ancient Roman Hippodrome and the Byzantine imperial palace.Church and Mosque now stand next to each other in Istanbul s main square, andit is up to visitors to decide which is more impressive.
The Blue Mosque was designed by architect MehmetAga, whose unfortunate predecessor was found wanting and executed. The originalmosque complex included schools, a hospital, a market, and the tomb of thefounder. Most of these buildings were torn down in the 19th century. However,the mosque itself has been used continuously by thousands of pious worshipperseveryday.
The Quranic inscription shown here, decorates oneof the interior domes. It has been translated by Yusuf Ali as follows:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, theMerciful. Glory to ((Allah)) Who did take His servant for a Journey by nightfrom the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless, -in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who hearethand seeth (all things).- Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night), ayah 17:1
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