11/09/2004

Thousand Months


"We have indeed revealed this message in the Night of Power. And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the angels and the spirit by God's permission, on every errand: Peace! This until the rise of morn." The Quran (97:1-5)

Damascus mosques are full of worshippers who will spend the whole night praying till the early morning hours. Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Power, is the holiest night of the holiest month. On Laylat al-Qadr, the Quran was revealed to Mohammad (PBUH). For Muslims, it is a time when the gates of heaven are open and prayers are all answered. Blessed be your night.

* Picture was taken inside the Omayyad Mosque; on the left is the shrine of Prophet Yahia (St. John the Baptist).

2 comments:

Knight Kh said...

Is the shrine the one on front of the green glass windows and near the man in worship?

Khairun
(creeptreat@yahoo.com)

Ayman said...

The shrine is that white marble construction with green glass windows on the left of the picture. I will email you a full picture of it.