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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Postcard from Sudan.


The Khalwa,Sudan.
The 'Koranic School' came into being under various names in all
the countries of the Middle East,  It is the traditional school to teach Quran. 
In  Sudan it is known as KHALWA. It was a natural answer to the need
to help illiterate Muslims to learn the Koran without which they can
neither perform the rites of their faith nor get to know the text of
its laws and rules. 
Ashraf sent this nice card.

Postcard from Sudan.


Horseman of the Fur tribe-Darfur,Sudan.
The Fur are the largest ethnic group in the Darfur region of western Sudan.The name of Darfur comes from the name of this tribe and means "the home of the Fur".The Fur were renowned as cavalrymen in the Kanuri state of Borno in what is now Nigeria.The Fur were influenced by the Mahdist movement, a religious revolution of Arabic-speaking Sudanese against the Ottomans.
Thank you Ashraf for the beautiful card.

Postcard from Sudan.


Souk Omdurman,Sudan
Market is known as Souk in Sudan.
Sudan’s largest market is the beating heart of Omdurman and the labyrinth of streets is packed with sights and smells.  Even if you are not shopping, it offers the best people watching in Sudan. It is Sudan's largest covered marketplace. It's great to see all the craftsmen at work. They offer African beads in all shapes and sizes.This card was sent by Ashraf.

Postcard from Sudan.


                         Received with thanks from Ashraf.

Postcard from Sudan.


Baobab Tree,Sudan
Baobab is the typical name of Adansonia digitata or the upside-down tree.. The tree that lives up to thousands of years
reach up to 30 metres in height and bears very large white flowers and a fruit that is 6 to 8 inches long.It is widely spread in Sudan.
In Sudan, the fruit pulp is eaten or used to make a popular juice and the seeds are grounded to extract vegetable oil.
Their fruits are full of nutrients and have triple the amount of Vitamin C oranges have and they have more calcium than milk. Ashraf sent this card.

Postcard from Sudan.



Dome Of Imam Mahdi,Sudan.
Al-MahdÄ«, ( Arabic: “Right-Guided One”) (born August 12, 1844—died June 22, 1885), Omdurman, Sudan, was creator of a vast Islamic state extending from the Red Sea to Central Africa and founder of a movement that remained influential in Sudan a century later. As a youth he moved from orthodox religious study to a mystical interpretation of Islam. In 1881 he proclaimed his divine mission to purify Islam and the governments that defiled it. His extensive campaign culminated in the capture of Khartoum (January 26, 1885). He then established a theocratic state in the Sudan, with its capital at Omdurman.Today he is honored as the national hero of Sudan.  This is especially true in Khartoum, which he captured in a brilliant battle against the colonial army of Britain and their Egyptian allies.  Though it is not a mosque, his shrine in Khartoum is generally considered to be the country’s most important Islamic shrine.Received from Ashraf.