The capital of the Umayyad Dynasty, which was the largest empire the world had seen and the fifth largest ever to exist.

Sayyida Zaynab Mausoleum

Sayyida Zaynab RA was one of the daughters of Hadrat Ali, and a blessed grandchild of the Prophet (pbuh). She is either burried here in Damascus, in Cairo or in Medina .

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Sayyida Ruqqaya Mausoleum

Sayyida Ruqqaya was the daughter of Imam al Hussain, who was the son of Imam Ali and Sayyeda Fatima. May Allah be pleased with them all.

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Bab Saghir

The graveyard in which many sahabas (May Allah be pleased with them all), like Hadrat Bilal al Habashi RA is burried. The graveyard is also known as "Goristan-e-Ghariban".

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Ummayyad Mosque

The Great Ummayyad Mosque remains a symbol of the glorious period of Muslim civilisation and its pride. It is a masterpiece of architectural ingenuity having a decisive influence on the maturity of mosque architecture all over the Muslim World.

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Ibn Arabi

Mystic, philosopher, poet, sage, Muhammad b. 'Ali Ibn 'Arabi is one of the world's great spiritual teachers. He was born in 1165 AD into the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain, and died in Damascus in 1240 AD.

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Salahuddin Ayyubi Shrine

Salah al-Din was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He is also renowned for winning Jerusalem back from the crusaders.

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Streets and Souks

General pictures from streets and souks in Damascus

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By night

Damascus by Night

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Alwafidine - A Palestinian Refugee Camp

A Palestinian Refugee camp for palestinians who fled from the Golan heights in 1967 and onwards. Many of them has spent a life time in this camp. The pictures are taken on the day of Eid ul Fitr.

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Garamana - A Palestinian Refugee Camp

Palestinian Refugee Camp for Palestinians who fled the lands of Palestine when Israel was founded and the years following. The pictures in this album is taken on the day of Eid ul Fitr

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Danish Institute

The Danish insitute in Damascus resides in a beautiful building with a over 2000 year old history. Parts of Herodes the Great's amphitheater was found in the outer walls.

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