Friday, February 12, 2010

Tarim and Shibam, Hadhramaut, Yemen

Masjed Aljame'a, also know as Haroon Al-Rashid mosque, the biggest and the oldest mosque in the town, historian said that the mosque established in the early days of Islam when the Hadhrami people entered Islam, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sent Ziyad Ibn Labid Al-Ansari to Hadhramaut as a ruler and to teach the Hadhramis Islam's principals. Ziad was spending his time between Shibam & Tarim the major two towns in Hadhramaut that time, the mosque also renewd by Ziades who were ruling big part of Yemen on behalf of Baghdad Abbasid Khalifah Haroon Al-Rashid time in the 2nd century of Hijrah.
The photo took after Eid Al-Fitr prayers 1427H-2006

Matla'a Shibam" Shabwani play dancers in front of Shibam Hadhramaut, the dancers are taking their way through town's main gate to reach to town's main square.

The Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam is part of a project that focuses on the preservation of this unique place as a living community, with architectural restoration integrated into the creation of new economic and social structures. The Award recipients are the Yemeni government and its cultural agencies, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the community of Shibam.

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