Most beautiful mosque in “Muslim world” crumbles

Great Mosque during war
Great Mosque during war

The Great Mosque of Aleppo, also called the Ummayad Mosque, is crumbling because of the war in Syria. The BBC is reporting that its minaret has fallen to the ground and now lays ruined in a pile of rubble. In my opinion it doesn’t matter if Assad’s troops or the “rebel forces” destroyed it. The mosque is crumbling and that’s all that really matters to me. No point in playing the blame game. The fact of that matter is the world is slowly losing “one of the most beautiful mosques in the Muslim world,” that according to UNESCO in late October 2012. UNESCO has called for protection and respect for the site, but these calls have fallen on deaf ears. It’s a true tragedy not only for the Syrian people and Muslims worldwide, but also for those who appreciate the glories of Islamic art.

Great Mosque before war
Great Mosque before war

One thought on “Most beautiful mosque in “Muslim world” crumbles

  1. This is horrible! It is the largest and oldest mosque in the world and the fourth holiest place in Islam. It may contain the head of the Prophet John the Baptist and the tomb of Saladin sits in a garden to the north wall of the mosque. It is also believed to be the place where Prophet Issa (Jesus) will return to in the Last Days. I like you don’t care if the rebels destroyed it or Assaud’s forces. It is a disgrace! When does humanity figure out that ruin and war does NOTHING to enhance humanity? When do we make the change and start along to road of appreciation and thankfulness? Most importantly, when do we walk away from the path of hate and onto the path of Compassion?


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