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sudais1
03-22-2007, 03:56 AM
take a look at this, and wht u think bout it:? I think it would be cool:D


EDDAH — The tallest clock tower in the world is to be built in holy city of Makkah, according to a statement issued by Governor Prince Majed.

When completed, the Makkah clock tower will be the tallest in the world — taller than Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science in Poland, the Big Ben in London, Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai, India, and the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower in Milwaukee, United States.

The clock will be placed on the fifth tower of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project at a height of 380 metres and will be visible from all sides. The name of Allah will be inscribed on each of its four faces.

Two of the clock faces including the inscription will be 80 metres in height and 65 metres in width and the dial will have a diametre of 39 metres. The other two clocks will be 65 metres in height and 43 metres in width while their dial diameter will be 25 metres. Two lifts will take visitors to a balcony with a width of five metres below the clocks.

The landmark edifice will also carry intricate Islamic decorative artwork.

Holy city of Makkah is situated in a valley surrounded by rocky mountains, where people have built homes, besides in the valley itself.

Naturally, there are cliffs and edges that pose a threat to the residents and sometimes boulders get loose and fall below, especially when rains erode these rocks of various sizes, and send them dangerously thundering down. In order to safeguard people who live on the mountains in and around Makkah, the municipal authorities in the holy city have signed a SR21 million deal with a national construction company to build proper steps and install concrete barriers on dangerous edges and cliffs in the mountainous city, according to Ahmad Ali Bayazeed, acting deputy mayor of Holy city of Makkah.

He said that the project is an important one and is being undertaken with a view to protect residents from danger. The Grand Mosque sits in a valley surrounded by mountains on which people live. Bayazeed added that there have been many incidents of people falling off the edge of mountains. "The project will take two-and-a-half years to complete. The municipality has finished erecting barriers in many locations across the city including in the Ajyad, Rhea Bakhsh and Daghsh areas. The municipality is currently working on areas like Talal bin Mansour, Dahla Al-Jin, Malayo, Al-Masafi and others," he added.


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BlissfullyJaded
03-22-2007, 05:12 AM
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I kinda think its saddening. Its like everybody's competing to make the tallest building, and now they're even resorting to that in Makkah... What purpose does it serve for us in terms of aakhira? In the end, it only brings us closer to the dunya, when we're supposed to going there to be please Allah.

As for the part about the municipality project to protect the inhabitants in and around Makkah, that is really good mashaAllah. May Allah reward their good.
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siFilam
03-22-2007, 05:35 AM
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I agree with you sis Jawharah.

Originally Posted by sudais1

Holy city of Makkah is situated in a valley surrounded by rocky mountains, where people have built homes, besides in the valley itself.

Naturally, there are cliffs and edges that pose a threat to the residents and sometimes boulders get loose and fall below, especially when rains erode these rocks of various sizes, and send them dangerously thundering down. In order to safeguard people who live on the mountains in and around Makkah, the municipal authorities in the holy city have signed a SR21 million deal with a national construction company to build proper steps and install concrete barriers on dangerous edges and cliffs in the mountainous city, according to Ahmad Ali Bayazeed, acting deputy mayor of Holy city of Makkah.

He said that the project is an important one and is being undertaken with a view to protect residents from danger. The Grand Mosque sits in a valley surrounded by mountains on which people live. Bayazeed added that there have been many incidents of people falling off the edge of mountains. "The project will take two-and-a-half years to complete. The municipality has finished erecting barriers in many locations across the city including in the Ajyad, Rhea Bakhsh and Daghsh areas. The municipality is currently working on areas like Talal bin Mansour, Dahla Al-Jin, Malayo, Al-Masafi and others," he added.


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:? how is this tower supposed to protect the residents? Maybe they run out of excuses for their project.

wasalam
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جوري
03-22-2007, 06:38 AM
This is one of the signs of judgment day wallah A3lam I don't have this hadith handy... but it speaks of the bare footed and naked who will boast about their tall buildings... one of the small signs "Shepherds will compete in the construction of tall buildings." [The modern ex-nomads of Saudi Arabia are an excellent example of this.] it is all happening so no one will have doubt... sobhan Allah
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sudais1
03-22-2007, 10:25 PM
some very interesting posts. And I'm intrigued to know more about these signs, anyone care to explain the sign of tall buildings for Judgment day
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جوري
03-22-2007, 10:29 PM
I know it in Arabic...
it goes
(al7ofat al3orat ro3'a ashah yata'tawaloon belbonyan)--- here is a quick article

50 Signs of the Day of Judgment From the Words of Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam)
Dr. Suhaib Hasan

From a lecture at Cambridge University
Islamic Society, Shawwal 1420 / January 2000.



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The Signs are listed in roughly chronological order, although the order is not necessarily precise, especially for those in the future.

This is a brief summary of the signs; there are many books, articles, cassettes etc. which discuss these in greater detail. May Allah enable us to recognise and heed the Signs, and strengthen us in the times of tribulation.

"Are they waiting for anything except the Hour, to come to them suddenly? But its Signs have already come!" (Al-Qur’an, Surah Muhammad)


Past

1. Splitting of the Moon.

2. Death of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

3. A form of death which will kill thousands of Muslims. (Understood to refer to the plague of Amwas during the
caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab.)

4. A major fighting in Madinah (understood to refer to the battle of al-Harrah during the caliphate of Yazid, 63 AH).

5. The Muslim conquest of Jerusalem.

6. The Muslim conquest of Constantinople.

7. Two large groups of Muslims will fight in war.

8. A war between the Muslims and a reddish people with small eyes, wearing sandals made of hair (understood to refer to
the Mongol Tatar invasion of the Islamic lands.)

9. A peace agreement between the Muslims and non-Muslims from the yellow race (Chinese, Mongols, etc.)

10. Thirty impostors (dajjal) will appear, each thinking he is a prophet.


Present?

11. Naked, destitute, barefoot shepherds will compete in building tall buildings.

12. The slave-woman will give birth to her master or mistress.

13. A trial (fitnah) which will enter every Arab household.

14. Knowledge will be taken away (by the death of people of knowledge), and ignorance will prevail.

15. Wine (intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities.

16. Illegal sexual intercourse will become widespread.

17. Earthquakes will increase.

18. Time will pass more quickly.

19. Tribulations (fitan) will prevail.

20. Bloodshed will increase.

21. A man will pass by the grave of another and wish he was in the latter’s place.

22. Trustworthiness will be lost, i.e. when authority is given to those who do not deserve it.

23. People will gather for prayer, but will be unable to find an imam to lead them.


Future

24. The number of men will decrease, whilst the number of women will increase, until for every man there are 50 women.

25. The Euphrates will reveal a treasure of gold, and many will die fighting over it, each one hoping to be the one who gains
the treasure.

26. The Romans (Europeans) will come to a place called A’maq or Wabiq, and an army of the best people will go forth from Madinah to face them.

27. The Muslim conquest of Rome.

28. The Mahdi (guided one) will appear, and be the Imam of the Muslims.

29. Jesus Christ will descend in Damascus, and pray behind the Mahdi.

30. Jesus will break the cross and kill the swine, i.e. destroy the false christianity.

31. The Antichrist (al-masih al-dajjal, the false christ) will appear, with all his tools of deception, and be an immense trial. He will be followed by 70,000 Jews from Isfahan (present-day Iran).

32. The appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog), and the associated tribulations.

33. The emergence of the Beast from the Earth, carrying the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon, who will speak to the people, telling them they did not believe with certainty in the Divine Signs.

34. A major war between the Muslims (including Jews and Christians who truly believe in Jesus after his return) led by the Imam Mahdi, and the Jews plus other non-Muslims led by the Antichrist.

35. Jesus will kill the Antichrist at the gate of Ludd (Lod in present-day Israel, site of an airport and a major Israeli military base).

36. A time of great peace and serenity during and after the remaining lifetime of Jesus.

37. Wealth will come so abundant that it will become difficult to find someone to accept charity.

38. Arabia will become a land of gardens and rivers.

39. Society will then decay.

40. The buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daws will again sway in circumambulation (tawaf) around the idol Dhul-Khulsah.

41. A great fire in the Hijaz, seen by the inhabitants of Busra.

42. Three major armies will sink into the earth: one in the east, one in the west, one in Arabia.

43. An Abyssinian leader with thin shins will destroy the Ka’bah.

44. The huge cloud of smoke.

45. The sun will rise from the west (its place of setting).

46. A gentle wind which will take the souls of the believers.

47. There is no-one left on the earth saying, "Allah, Allah" or "There is no god except Allah."

48. Eventually the Day of Judgment is established upon the worst of the people, who copulate like donkeys in public.

49. The blowing in the Trumpet by the Angel Israfil, upon which everyone will faint except as Allah wills.

50. The second blowing in the Trumpet, upon which everyone will be resurrected.
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north_malaysian
03-23-2007, 02:26 AM
Originally Posted by PurestAmbrosia

25. The Euphrates will reveal a treasure of gold, and many will die fighting over it, each one hoping to be the one who gains
the treasure.
I think this might be included as "present" because many people believe that the "gold" is actually "black gold" - OIL.
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جوري
03-23-2007, 02:31 AM
sob7an Allah.. I hadn't thought of that...

though I don't like this particular 50 signs they are not very comprehnsive... there is much more that isn't mentioned here... for instance the three "khalifs" in saudi Arabia wanting to capture the treasures of the Kaaba.. people argue that they will be off spring of the current saudi Monarchs (al Saud)--- would like something comprehnsive and all one shot but I always end up having to collect it from one place or another and so have no order which events are occuring when... unfortunately... I thought that Tsunami was one of the signs too as there will be some sort of "khasf" one in the east, one in the west and one in Arabia but I am not sure anymore if it is to happen or has happened?....
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S_87
03-23-2007, 11:06 AM
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if this is one sign of yawmul qiyamah then nothing can prevent it...
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Snowflake
03-23-2007, 11:15 AM
What an excuse! SR21 million that could've helped relieve muslim suffering & poverty elsewhere. :(
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Mawaddah
03-23-2007, 11:27 AM
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I think this is so sad :(

Then Makkah will become just like a tourist attraction? Perhaps then some Muslims will travel there not to do Hajj or Umrah but just to gawk at this tower?

Why do they have to bring things like this to Makkah even?

*sigh* signs of Qiyamah...Allah help us
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Maimunah
03-23-2007, 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah
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*sigh* signs of Qiyamah...Allah help us
subhanalah:cry:
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IbnAbdulHakim
03-24-2007, 12:28 AM
dont worry, we can 9/11 that clock tower!!!

i dont like this either :(
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