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Your pictures: Islam in the 21st century
Three boys standing outside mosque in Kerbala, Iraq
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Benoit Van Maele: "Mosque in Kerbala, Iraq, the holiest place for Shia Muslims. Two of these boys were wearing shirts saying 'New York' and 'Florida' - showing the deep interest in American culture."
Henna-painted hand holding a cell phone
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Benoit Van Maele: "From Morocco (near Taroudannt) where a henna-painted hand holds a cell phone. It shows that tradition and modernity can really get along in perfect symbiosis."
Tunisian building
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Ramazan Saeed: "This building in Tunisia has served as a Mosque, Church and Hindu temple. A true merger of cultures."
Alexandria's Al-Mursi Abul-Abbas mosque
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Alexander Nitzsche: "Muslims after final prayers on a Friday evening leaving Alexandria's Al-Mursi Abul-Abbas mosque which was built in the 18th century in the Andalusian style."
Mosque in Yedurlanrawa
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Saifullah: "This is a mosque in Yedurlanrawa, a small hamlet outside the port city of Visakhapatnam, India. The mosque is constructed from the leaves of the toddy palm tree which can be seen in the background."
Iran
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Mohammadhossein Afrasiabi: "I returned home to Iran for a summer vacation as I really missed my country. On the way to north of Iran I met people that try to live happily while under heavy economic pressure. They are silent and strong as mountains."
14th Century Ben Yusef Koranic School in Marrakech.
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Ahmed Azam: "This is my wife at the 14th Century Ben Yusef Koranic School in Marrakech. The glorious art work makes me so proud to be a Muslim....
14th Century Ben Yusef Koranic School in Marrakech.
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...To know in-spite of the tremendous onslaught of negative publicity there are monuments to Islam's glory like jewels spread across the whole of Africa and Asia."
Egyptian mosque
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Krisztian Hoffer: "I was on the roof of a mosque in Egypt when I saw people doing their ritual lavation before the prayer. I like this photo as it reflects the coexistence of modern technology and religious tradition in some countries of the Middle-East."
Dubai
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Lisa Emery: "Just outside the bustle of the city of Dubai there is a nature reserve with a large flamingo population."
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri
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Shahid Mursaleen: "Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in a spiritual mood!"
Malaysia's National Day in Malacca
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Euan Robb: "This was taken on Malaysia's National Day in Malacca's old town."
Mir-i-Arab madrasa in Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Alexander Nitzsche: "Built in 1535 the Mir-i-Arab madrasa in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. This religous school was one of the two Islamic centres of learning that was allowed to operate during Soviet times. It was never closed to scholars nor open to tourists."




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