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Kaaba by Issam Kanafani

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Taken by
Issam Kanafani Issam Kanafani
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Print Pricing
$6.00 to $871.00
0.89 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 17, 2012
Date taken
Jul 17, 2012

Canon 70-200 f2.8 L USM II


Canon 5D Mark II

architectural, landscape, night

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The Kaaba,
A large stone structure constituting a single room with a marble floor, lies at the heart of the Holy Mosque (Al Masjid al Haram) in the Holy City of Makkah. The Kaaba is Islam's holiest building. It now stands some 60 feet high and each side is approximately 60 feet in length. The Kaaba is the focal point around which the Holy Mosque is built. The four walls of the Kaaba are covered with a black curtain (the Kiswah) which reaches to the ground and is fastened to the Shadharwan with copper rings. The door of the Kaaba is set in the south-east wall, about seven feet from the ground. Inside, there are pillars, which support the roof. The interior is furnished with many gold and silver lamps. On the inner walls, there are several bands of inscriptions which record the many repairs done to the Kaaba. The Holy Qur'an makes it clear that Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ishmael were the true founders of the Kaaba, together building the holy shrine dedicated to the worship of the one true God. Five times each day more than a billion Muslims around the world turn to face the direction of the Kaaba to offer their prayers to the one true God. It is also, of course, the focal point of the Hajj when, once each year, some two million pilgrims converge on the Holy City of Makkah. Set in the eastern corner of the Kaaba is the Black Stone (al-Hajar al-Aswad). The Black Stone predates the birth of Islam but now, set in gold, forms an integral part of the Kaaba. In the course of the pilgrimage, the Hajjis will kiss or touch the Black Stone, not because the Black Stone is holy in itself but because it was kissed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). On the roof of the Kaaba is a gilt water spout (al-Masabb) which projects out from the north-west wall. Opposite the north-west wall of the Kaaba, but not joined to it, is a semi-circular wall (Al-Hateem) which is 5ft high and 3ft thick. This area is also known as Hijr Ishmael. To the north-east side of the Kaaba is the Maqam Ibrahim, a small kiosk of glass and metal topped by a small dome. In it is kept the stone on which Ibrahim stood while building the Kaaba. Nearly opposite the Black Stone, near the Maqam Ibrahim, is the well of Zamzam.

Gigapan Comments (11)

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  1. saad alqarni

    saad alqarni (July 15, 2014, 05:18PM )

    صوره ممتازه وكم اتمنى ان تلتقط صورة أحدث ولك كل الشكر

  2. saad alqarni

    saad alqarni (July 15, 2014, 05:18PM )

    صوره ممتازه وكم اتمنى ان تلتقط صورة أحدث ولك كل الشكر

  3. Saud Abu-Harbesh

    Saud Abu-Harbesh (July 07, 2014, 03:45PM )

    I ask God that unites us and facilitate Umrah and Hajj

  4. Saud Abu-Harbesh

    Saud Abu-Harbesh (July 07, 2014, 03:41PM )

    Very nice

  5. khaledfez

    khaledfez (August 18, 2013, 08:05AM )

    جزاك الله خير

  6. Issam Kanafani

    Issam Kanafani (July 23, 2013, 07:41PM )

    Thanks Mark :)

  7. Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson (July 23, 2013, 02:50PM )

    Great Job Issam

  8. Issam Kanafani

    Issam Kanafani (August 19, 2012, 12:29AM )

    أعزائي الكرام اولا احب ان انتهز هذه الفرصة بالتقدم إليكم بأحر التهاني والتبريكات بحلول عيد الفطر المبارك أعاده الله علينا وعليكم بكل خير وتقبل الله منا ومنكم صالح الاعمال اخي السندباد لو اردت النشر يمكنك استخدام الرابط التالي في الصفحة المراد النشر من خلالها. للحصول على الرابط قم بالضغط على كلمة "Embed" الحل الثاني انك تستخدم باقي الروابط مثل الفيس بوم وتويتر اما الحل الاخير انك تنسخ رابط هذه الصفحة وترسله عن طريق البريد الالكتروني وخلافه مرة ثانية اشكر لكم إعجابكم بهذا العمل الفريد وأقول لكم ان القادم حيكون افضل ان شاء الله أخوكم عصام كنفاني

  9. al_sndbad2005

    al_sndbad2005 (August 14, 2012, 07:50PM )

    ما شاء الله بس بحب اعرف كيف استطيع اسحب الصوره لنشرها وتعم الفائده

  10. khaledalodah

    khaledalodah (August 13, 2012, 04:49AM )

    ماشاء الله

  11. Hasan Saeed

    Hasan Saeed (August 11, 2012, 01:18AM )

    جزاك الله خيرآ :)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 887 megapixels (49836 x 17812 pixels)
Input images: 325 (25 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 112.0 degrees wide by 40.0 degrees high (top=8.6, bottom=-31.5)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0188 c2=-0.0453
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Image size: 5616x3744 (21.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-07-17 18:54:30 - 2012-07-17 19:16:33
Aperture: f/4
Exposure time: 0.0166667
ISO: 800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 164.0 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 66.4 to 71.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 68.1 to 69.0 percent
Computer stats: 3968 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 40:03 (7.4 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 5:55, Projection: 6:44, Blending: 27:24
(Preview finished in 18:35)

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