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ghubaiba 028
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Copyright: ro estoque (roald) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-08
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS, Kenko UV 72mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-09 1:50
Viewed: 1352
Points: 2
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Went out with a friend and do some photo shots. Showed him the place where I took This as he like the idea. We’re lucky enough as while he was taking shots of the same place these two guys went out from this accommodation. They’re on their way to jumu’ah prayer. We asked if they don’t mind us taking some shots. They obliged and posed.

Jumu'ah (Arabic: جمعة‎) (also known as jum'ah, Friday prayer, etc.) is a congregational prayer (salat) that Muslims hold every Friday, just after noon in lieu of dhuhr.
The jumu'ah prayer is half the dhuhr prayer, for convenience, preceded by a khutba (a sermon as a technical replacement of the two reduced raka'ahs of the ordinary dhuhr prayer), and followed by a communal prayer, led by the imam. In most cases the khaṭīb also serves as the imam. Attendance is strictly incumbent upon all adult males who are legal residents of the locality, females are also permitted to go to the Mosque to perform the Friday prayers, and have a section that is separated from men in which they pray with fellow Muslim women, though it is only obligatory on all Muslim males.[1]
The muezzin makes the call to prayer, called the adhan, usually 15-20 minutes prior to the start of Jum'ah. When the khaṭīb takes his place on the minbar, a second adhan is made. The khaṭīb is supposed to deliver two speeches, stopping and sitting briefly between them. In practice, the first speech is longer and contains most of the content. The second speech is very brief and concludes with a du'a, after which the muezzin calls the iqama. This signals the start of the main two rak'at prayer of Jumu'ah.
There are needed atleast 3people to pray Juma'ah
The prayers mainly have high attendance of worshipers, as compared to the ritual prayers. In Turkey for example, the ritual prayers are performed regularly by 44%, whereas going to Friday prayers was more regularly attended by 56% (25% responded that they sometimes attended and 19% that they never did).
Abu Hurayrah reported that Muhammad said: "When it is Friday, the angels stand at every door of the mosque and record the people in order of arrival, and when the Imam sits on the pulpit for delivering the sermon, qutba, they fold up their sheets and listen to the mention of Allah, the speech."
A person who goes to Friday prayer is said to have his sins between that Friday and last forgiven. [2]
After the usual brightness, contrast, hue, sharpness adjustment in CANON digital photo professional, did some PHOTOSCAPE filter > antique photo #2 > photo + frame, cali # 13, resize to suit in PHOTOSHOP CS3

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How nice Ro , they obliged ! Nice setting for a shoot in front of an old door i like the carving here , the men are very sharp , not so sure about the antique frame though ,nonetheless this is a picture that deserves more attention and the note is interesting , i like Dubai , lots of oppotunistic photos to do i reckon,keep on shooting,

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