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Helena
12-31-2006, 06:59 PM
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i was actually watching a documentary of it....but am jus slightly confused...

it was built for his wife mumtaz, memory of her correct?

are they both buried there?

why is it shaped like a mosque? or is it/ or not?

is this true, apprantely he cut of all of his workers hand so another taj mahal wudnt be made.....is this a myth?.....

were they both muslims?

have u ever been to taj mahal as its the eighth wonder of the world...



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Hijrah
12-31-2006, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by traveler
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i was actually watching a documentary of it....but am jus slightly confused...

it was built for his wife mumtaz, memory of her correct?
Yes......



Originally Posted by traveler
why is it shaped like a mosque? or is it/ or not?
There was Islamic as well as Hindu architecture involved in the whole thing.

Originally Posted by traveler
is this true, apprantely he cut of all of his workers hand so another taj mahal wudnt be made.....is this a myth?.....
Yes............

Originally Posted by traveler
were they both muslims?

have u ever been to taj mahal as its the eighth wonder of the world...



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I have never been to Taj Mahal but as far as I know the man was a Muslim, as for the women I'm not so sure but I would say yes, Mumtaz is a common Muslim name in those parts.
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Fishman
12-31-2006, 07:13 PM
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I heard there is actually a Masjid inside it, as well as a tomb.

A second Taj Mahal, this time made of black stone, was also planned, but it was never built.
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Tania
01-01-2007, 06:28 AM
I saw the movie and there none worker lost his hands when it was done. Its for their love, he never got married again, keeping his image alive in his heart. She was his only love.
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ژاله
01-01-2007, 10:36 AM
shah jahan made taj mahal in the memorial of his wife mumtaz mahal because she asked him to do so before her death.
when she was about to die,she demanded four things ie
1-the king should marry another
2-he should take care of her kids
3-he should build a great tomb for her(so he made taj mahal)
4-and should visit it every year
dunno whether he fulfilled the remaining demands or not????????:D
but was really a very devoted person.built such a great tomb!!!!!:D :D
btw taj mahal is not one of the seven wonders of the world,i learned that a couple of days before(from a website)
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Tania
01-01-2007, 10:48 AM
Originally Posted by zAk
shah jahan was the father of Emperor alamgir... whose fatawa book's quite famous here by the name Fatawa Alamgiri.
In the movie, she died after she gave birth to a children which i think its the Emperor mentioned by you.:) I called the building "the temple of love" even if now i discover its a tomb.
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waji
01-01-2007, 10:52 AM
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it is the seven Wounders of the World

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A7med
01-01-2007, 12:01 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_mahal#History
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Helena
01-01-2007, 12:03 PM
my mistake its a the 7th wonder of the wrld...not the 8th...i read it somewhere...lol....

why did shahjahan cut his workers hand of?...isnt it abit extreme? too much....man....
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Tania
01-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by traveler
why did shahjahan cut his workers hand of?...isnt it abit extreme? too much....man....
Are only legends :"A seemingly endless number of stories describe, often in horrific detail, deaths, dismemberments and mutilations which Shah Jahan inflicted on various craftsmen associated with the tomb. No evidence for these legends exists, and no respected authority finds them credible."
Source
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Fishman
01-01-2007, 03:31 PM
Originally Posted by zAk
You were fooled :p
Taj Mahal IS one of the 7 wonders of the world.
http://www.123world.com/wonders/seven-wonders.html

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Those are not the original wonders, that is a new list. The real wonders are as follows:
  • the Pyramids of Giza
  • the Lighthouse of Alexandria (destroyed)
  • the Hanging gardens of Babylon (destroyed)
  • the Collosus of Rhodes (destroyed)
  • the Mausoleum of Maussolus (destroyed)
  • the Temple of Artemis (destroyed)
  • the statue of Zeus at Olympia (destroyed)
  • :w:
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FBI
01-01-2007, 04:00 PM
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Let me get this straight, he built a mosque for his wife? I'm gonna go on a limb and say, shouldn't it be done for the sake of allah cause if this is true he aint gonna get an ounce of reward for it since it's done for a women over the creator.
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Fishman
01-01-2007, 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by FBI
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Let me get this straight, he built a mosque for his wife? I'm gonna go on a limb and say, shouldn't it be done for the sake of allah cause if this is true he aint gonna get an ounce of reward for it since it's done for a women over the creator.
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It was a tomb for his wife, with a Masjid built in it so it would provide a practical benefit to the community.
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FBI
01-01-2007, 04:51 PM
Originally Posted by Fishman
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It was a tomb for his wife, with a Masjid built in it so it would provide a practical benefit to the community.
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Oh I see.
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Helena
01-01-2007, 05:44 PM
Originally Posted by zAk
there's no mosque in taj mahal :confused:

he did built one, but thts at some distance frm taj mahal.

n fishman... those r ANCIENT 7 wonders of the world.
out dated n destroyed.
hmmm....am just thinking....why is it shaped like a mosque then?

it was purely made for his wife....
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smile
01-01-2007, 07:38 PM
All I know is that it took about 20 years to build
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Ninth_Scribe
01-01-2007, 09:08 PM
Originally Posted by Tania
In the movie, she died after she gave birth to a children which i think its the Emperor mentioned by you.:) I called the building "the temple of love" even if now i discover its a tomb.
I adore Taj Mahal. And I believe Temple of Love is appropriate since Love does survive Death. You shouldn't consider those who fall in the way of Allah, dead. They're alive... you just don't perceive them.

I would like to see this place before I leave this world. It seems so serene.

Ninth Scribe
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ژاله
01-03-2007, 07:48 AM
is tower of pisa a wonder too????
now there r 14 wonders of the world"7new","7old"!!!!!!!:D :D
am i right?
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Tania
01-03-2007, 01:17 PM
Originally Posted by faizi
is tower of pisa a wonder too????
now there r 14 wonders of the world"7new","7old"!!!!!!!:D :D
am i right?
According to bro zAk link, the tower it is one from the 7 wonders:)
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starfortress
01-03-2007, 10:45 PM
Originally Posted by traveler
hmmm....am just thinking....why is it shaped like a mosque then?
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Most of Islamic and Persian architectures applied that famous shape in their designing,the circular dome and the half dome shape hall,also were used widely in diffetrent types of buildings like tombs,fortress,palace etc.The other famous trademark in Islamic architectural are the Minarets structures.
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