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  Minaret - LoveToKnow 1911
MINARET (from the Arabic manarat; manar or minar is Arabic for a lighthouse, a tower on which nar, fire, is lit), a lofty, turret peculiar to Mahommedan architecture.
The earliest minaret known is that which was built by the caliph Walid (A.D. 705) in the mosque of Damascus, the next in date being the minaret of the mosque of Tulun, at Cairo (A.D. 879), with an external spiral flight of steps like the observatory towers in Assyrian architecture.
The minarets of Constantinople are very lofty and wire-drawn, but contrast well with the domes of the mosques, which are of slight elevation as compared with those at Cairo.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Minaret   (451 words)

  
  Minaret - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minarets have been described as the "gate from heaven and earth", and as the Arabic language letter alif (which is a straight line).
The world's tallest minaret (at 210 meters) is located at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, while the world's tallest brick minaret is Qutub Minar located in Delhi, India.
Single minarets with in an elongated body are either conical (tapering at the top), cylindrical (a circular shaft) or polygonal (with edges, as opposed to cylindrical).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minaret   (479 words)

  
 Minaret
Minaret are now very much symbols of Islam, even if they technically are bid'a.
Minarets are often adorned, high and striving to be as slim and elegant as possible.
The ground floor of minarets are always fitted into a square, with the higher parts of the minaret being everything from square to round — many are even octagonal.
i-cias.com /e.o/minaret.htm   (285 words)

  
 Minaret of Jam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The minaret, located in a river gorge with surrounding mountains that reach up to 2000 meters, is thought to have been built to commemorate the victory of the Ghurid (Ghorid) dynasty over the Ghaznevid Empire in the 12th century.
The minaret of Jam belongs to a group of around 60 minarets and towers built between the 11th and the 13th centuries in Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan.
The minaret of Jam is currently threatened by erosion, water infiltration and floods, due to its proximity to the Hari Rud and Jam Rud rivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minaret_of_Jam   (811 words)

  
 Bukhara - Kalyan Minaret
Kalyan Minaret was erected in 1127 by Arslan-Khan and is considered to be the symbol of the city.
During the repairs in 1924, the minaret was faced with glazed bricks where the frieze had been.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the minaret acquired an unsavory reputation and was known as a "tower of death": condemned were hurled to their deaths from this tower by order of the emir.
www.bukhara-hotels.com /kalyan-minaret.htm   (247 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for minaret
The earliest structures specifically built as minarets were the four low square towers at the four corners of the...
It was built (1163-84) to serve as minaret to the main mosque of Seville, on the site of which the cathedral now stands.
"Snipers in the minaret - what is the rule?" The law of war and the protection of cultural property: a complex equation.
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 Minaret Summary
Minarets have been described as the "gate from heaven and earth", and as the Arabic language letter alif (which is a straight line).
The world's tallest minaret (at 210 meters) is located at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, while the world's tallest brick minaret is Qutub Minar located in Delhi, India.
Single minarets within an elongated body are either conical (tapering at the top), cylindrical (a circular shaft) or polygonal (with edges, as opposed to cylindrical).
www.bookrags.com /Minaret   (856 words)

  
 Iranica.com - MINARET
The minaret was not part of the architecture of the early Islamic period.
In the Meyda@n minaret in Sa@va (Saljuq), the meyda@n minaret in Qom (Saljuq), in Bandar-e Anzali (19th century) and in Isfahan's Mena@r(-e) Jonba@n (Safavid), the balconies for the muezzin are massively walled as tower rooms (Rezµa@ Mora@di Gia@tò-a@ba@di, Photographic Encyclopedia of Iran, IV, Minarets of Iran, 20).
The concept of several minarets for one mosque is to be understood as an architectonic decoration, for from a functional point of view a mosque only requires one minaret.
www.iranica.com /articles/sup/Minaret.html   (1157 words)

  
 swissinfo - Minaret on Zurich mosque stays out of controversy
A Zurich mosque complete with minaret continues to enjoy a peaceful coexistence with the local community amid an escalating row that is dividing Switzerland.
A minaret is a tower, traditionally part of a mosque, with a balcony from which a muezzin calls Muslims to prayer.
In modern mosques, the minaret is equipped with loudspeakers.
www.swissinfo.org /eng/front/detail/Zurich_minaret_weathering_political_storm.html?siteSect=105&sid=7047721   (709 words)

  
 minaret. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The free-standing conical minaret surrounded by a spiral staircase, probably deriving from the ancient Babylonian ziggurat, was built at Samarra, Iraq, and in Cairo in the second half of the 9th cent.
The most typical Egyptian development is seen in the octagonal minarets of the two 15th-century Cairo mosques of El-Azhar and Kait-bey; both have two balconies, the upper smaller than the lower, over projecting friezes of stalactite vaulting and are surmounted by an elongated and bulbous finial.
The most distinctly Persian development (see Persian art and architecture) are the two pairs of slim, towering minarets flanking the huge entrance arches of the Isfahan Masjid-i Shah (c.1612); the conical shafts terminate in covered balconies and are entirely encased in brilliant blue tiles.
www.bartleby.com /65/mi/minaret.html   (260 words)

  
 Delta Minaret
Minaret can also generate outlook reminders for any of the five "Salah" for any period of time day, week or month.
Delta Minaret allows the user to choose among the five conventions currently used by Islamic organizations in various countries and offers the flexibility for the user to add his own angles.
Delta Minaret calculates the current moon phase, the percentage of the moon illuminated and the lunation number.
www.delta-sw.com /delta_minaret.asp   (502 words)

  
 Under threat: The Magnificent Minaret of Jam: UNESCO
One of the few ancient monuments in Afghanistan to survive the wrath of war, the fury of the elements and acts of destruction by the Taliban, is the Minaret of Jam.
The Minaret of Jam is one of over 60 towers, dating from between the early 11th and mid-13th centuries, still standing in Afghanistan, Iran, and the Central Asian Republics.
The minaret is now threatened by water seeping from the two rivers at whose confluence it stands, by vibrations from a planned road-building project nearby, and continuing illegal archaeological digs.
portal.unesco.org /en/ev.php-URL_ID=6643&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (433 words)

  
 worldhouseinfo
It is famous for its intricate brick, stucco and glazed tile decoration, which consists of alternating bands of kufic and nashki calligraphy, geometric patterns, and verses from the Qur'an (the surat Maryam, relating to Mary, the mother of Jesus).
The Minaret which belongs to a group of around 60 minarets and towers built between the 11th and the 13th centuries in Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan, eg.
The minaret of Jam is currently in danger by erosion, water infiltration and floods, due to its proximity to the Hari Rud and Jam Rud rivers.
www.worldhouseinfo.com /minaret.htm   (512 words)

  
 Minaret College - Position Available
Minaret College is a co-educational K- 12 school situated in Melbourne’s culturally diverse City of Greater Dandenong.
Minaret College has an impressive academic record and involvement in interschool debating, sport and interfaith activities.
We seek a dynamic educator committed to excellence and to the Islamic Ethos of Minaret College.
www.minaret.vic.edu.au /information/employment.htm   (370 words)

  
 Minaret License Agreement
Minaret Corp. grants you the right to use one copy of the Minaret Corp. software program, Minaret on a single terminal connected to a single computer for each license fee paid to and accepted by Minaret Corp. for a Single-User Version of Minaret.
Minaret Corp. warrants that the magnetic media on which the program is distributed and the documentation are free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of ninety (90) days after receipt, and any implied warranty on the media or documentation is also limited to ninety (90) days.
Minaret Corporation's entire liability and your exclusive remedy as to the media or documentation shall be, at Minaret Corporation's option, either (a) return of the purchase price or (b) replacement of the media or documentation that does not meet Minaret Corporation's Limited Warranty.
minaretsoftware.com /license.html   (784 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : The Minaret: Symbol of Faith & Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Thus, the minaret served the purpose indicated by its most popular name: it was introduced primarily as a marker or indicator of the presence of Islam, not specifically as a place to give the call to prayer.
The cylindrical form of the 36-meter (120’) minaret at Guanzhou (Canton) shows that it was modeled on an Iranian type, but elsewhere in China the traditional forms of portals and pagodas were adapted for use as minarets (Photo 15).
And the minaret of the King Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is a tribute to 20th-century engineering (Photo 16): Its 200-meter (650’) minaret has a pierced, square shaft enclosing a high-speed elevator.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/200202/the.minaret-symbol.of.faith.power.htm   (4595 words)

  
 swissinfo - Supreme court to rule in minaret row in Switzerland
The Federal Court is set to rule on the controversy surrounding the construction of a minaret in a small town in northern Switzerland.
Opponents of the minaret in Wangen near Olten said they would hand in their appeal before the deadline runs out at the beginning of January.
Moves to block the construction of minarets are also underway in other regions of the country.
www.swissinfo.org /eng/front/detail/Supreme_court_to_rule_in_minaret_row.html?siteSect=105&sid=7364664&cKey=1166530503000   (456 words)

  
 Minaret perch gives Army snipers a strategic view of life in Samarra | The San Diego Union-Tribune
They were posted on top of the distinctive spiral minaret, the highest vantage point in this violent Sunni Muslim city, after U.S. and Iraqi forces overran Samarra in October and wrested it from the control of insurgents.
Before that, the U.S. Army says, the insurgents used the minaret, part of a sprawling 9th century mosque, to shoot at U.S. troops and to orchestrate mortar attacks against U.S. bases outside town.
The minaret has a hole the size of a watermelon after it was hit by an insurgent's mortar round last month, the U.S. Army says.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050125/news_1n25minaret.html   (552 words)

  
 The Minaret of Islam Khodja, Khiva
The Minaret of Islam Khodja, built near the madrasah is the highest structure in Khiva, and has become its symbol.
The shaft of the minaret diminishes in its diameter as it rises, and produces an unusual impression.
The minaret dominates its part of the city and concentrates around it thousand of domes and vaulted constructions.
www.advantour.com /uzbekistan/khiva/islam-khodja-minaret.htm   (130 words)

  
 Some elements of the mosque - All About Turkey
Tower near to, or built into, the structures of a mosque, which is used by the muezzin to call out, adhan (ezan), for people to come to prayers in Islam.
Minarets are now very much symbols of Islam, but not theologically heavy symbols.
The ground floor of minarets are always fitted into a square, with the minaret being everything from square to round - many are octagonal.
www.allaboutturkey.com /mosque2.htm   (937 words)

  
 Wanaka Accommodation. Luxury accomodation Wanaka New Zealand. Boutique Accommodation
Minaret Lodge is a sanctuary, set in a 2 acre park-like setting, providing luxury accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand.
Named after the spectacular Minaret Mountains (visible from the grounds), the lodge is just a short stroll to the lake, and a 10 minute walk from the Wanaka town centre.
Minaret Lodge became the first Wanaka member of Green Globe 21 - the path to sustainable tourism and is a proud member of the "Heritage and Character Inns of New Zealand".
www.minaretlodge.co.nz   (479 words)

  
 Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Global Heritage Fund: The graceful Minaret of Jam, which, at a height of 65 metres is the second tallest minaret in the world, soars above the floor of a deep river valley in west-central Afghanistan.
The minaret displays exceptional craftsmanship and superb artistic detail and is one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the region.
Perhaps it was erected as a "victory tower" to glorify the deeds of a Ghurid sultan.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/minaretofjam.html   (389 words)

  
 Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta) ,Turpan Travel Guides-China City Tours Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Emin Minaret is the largest extant old tower in Xinjiang; it is the only Islamic tower among the hundred famous towers in China.
On one is a Chinese inscription which explains that the purpose of building the minaret was to show gratitude to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and to commemorate exploits of Emin Khoja while the Uigur inscription on the other stele gave thanks to Allah.
The historical background of Emin Minaret is underlined by the architectural significance.
www.achinatravel.com /china-travel/china-xinjiang-turpan-emin-minaret.asp   (537 words)

  
 Minaret
Minaret Falls, at over 300 feet tall, is in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Minaret Falls is not the usual freefall waterfall (such as the nearby Rainbow Falls).
Just keep in mind that these attractions are popular, so you will want to start early enough to hit the trail before the tour buses with their masses arrive.
www.ronbigelow.com /Outings/Places/Minaret/minaret.htm   (233 words)

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