Amman is an historic metropolis in which ancient times and modern life meet face to face and where poverty and wealth live side by side. At first sight...... more
Amman is an historic metropolis in which ancient times and modern life meet face to face and where poverty and wealth live side by side. At first sight the city's ancient roots are not obvious, however, they date back to Biblical times.Abdoun is one of the city's modern city districts. For many years the city's former suburbs have been integrated into the megalopolis thus they now cover several additional hills. The slopes are crowded with modern, bright terraced houses and villas constructed of limestone and a modern infrastructure connects the residential districts with the old town at the foot of the hills.The King Abdullah Mosque is the largest and, due to its striking blue cupola, the most beautiful mosque in Amman. Although only completed in 1988 it is an important symbol of Islam.In 1900 the Ottoman Sultan ordered the construction of the Hedjaz Railroad that was designed to unite the Ottoman Empire that had begun to disintegrate as well as to transport Moslem pilgrims to Medina in the Hedjaz Mountains.The monarchs who ruled over this land have been many and both earthquakes and fire have devastated its buildings. But Amman has managed to survive and now continues to be a prosperous and vibrant metropolis.
Features accounts of the best attractions Jordan has to offer, along with the Jordan maps and plans. This title offers guidance on getting the...... more
Features accounts of the best attractions Jordan has to offer, along with the Jordan maps and plans. This title offers guidance on getting the best out of a visit to Amman, the buzzing Jordanian capital, as well as Crusader castles and well preserved Roman cities.
Spain released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES:...... more
Spain released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In this road movie, a young Spanish teen has formed a band which has been booked to play at the Hilton in Beirut. The group is well versed in mambo and pop classics. When the age-diverse group sets out on its tour, however, they find that they cannot get farther than Cairo and Amman, Jordan. The boy has a stormy relationship with his father and the band's manager, and their being stuck in musical limbo in fleabag hotels doesn't help that much. The group's charismatic trumpet player, a particular hero of the boy's, walks out on the group after getting his fill of drinking and whoring for low pay. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, Goya Awards, ...Club Virginia Orchestra ( Orquesta Club Virginia )
Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 448 in Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks Freeman Lockhart. is working for his old friend Omar in AmmanJordan And...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 448 in Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks Freeman Lockhart. is working for his old friend Omar in AmmanJordan And spying on him too. Hoping to prevent his own secrets from ever coming to light Freeman has agreed to report back on his friend to a clandestine agency interested in Omar's finances. In Washington DC. meanwhile. Aliyah Rahim is spying on her husband Abbas. A illiant doctor. Abbas is crushed by the death of their daughter. which he blames on the post-911 mood of hostility towards Arab-Americans. and Aliyah fears he may be planning a terrifying act of revenge. Freeman and Aliyah are pitched into the same deadly game. in which the only rules are violence and deceit. (20070730)
Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution - Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Across the globe, there are more than 50 armed conflicts, many of which are being perpetrated in the name of religion. In these zones of violence, there are...... more
Across the globe, there are more than 50 armed conflicts, many of which are being perpetrated in the name of religion. In these zones of violence, there are brave men and women who, motivated by their religious beliefs, are working to create and sustain peace and reconciliation. Yet their stories are unknown. This book explores the conflicts and the stories of 15 remarkable individuals identified and studied by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding from regions as far-flung as West Papua, Indonesia, the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Nigeria, El Salvador and South Africa. The book also captures important lessons learned when these peacemakers convened in Amman, Jordan for the 2004 Peacemakers in Action Retreat and discussed their best techniques and greatest obstacles in creating peace on the ground. Peacemakers in Action provides guidance to students of religion and future peacemakers.
Morals and Manners in Islam: A Guide to Islamic Adab - Marwan Ibrahim Al-Kaysi
This book is a compendium of rules regulating Islamic conduct at the personal, familial, social and other levels.Pages: 200.ISBN: 0-86037-168-9DR. MARWAN...... more
This book is a compendium of rules regulating Islamic conduct at the personal, familial, social and other levels.Pages: 200.ISBN: 0-86037-168-9DR. MARWAN IBRAHIM AL-KAYSI, born in 1950 at Irbid, Jordan, was educated at Sharia College in Amman, AI-Karawiyin University in Morocco and Manchester University in the UK. During 1978, he held the position of Director of Education in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Amman. He was Chairman of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Copenhagen for one year. In 1980, he was appointed Lecturer of Islamic Culture in the University of Yarmouk at Irbid. His works include Realization of Tawhid, Abridgement of Sharh Al-`Aqida Tahawiya, Studies in the Family in Islam and Islam and Sex, all in Arabic. MORALS AND MANNERS IN ISLAM: A GUIDE TO ISLAMIC ADAB is a compendium of rules regulating Islamic conduct at the personal, familial, social and other levels. It is a brief yet comprehensive handbook for Muslims and those non-Muslims interested in acquiring abroad knowledge of the Muslim way of life. The book's contents, derived mainly from the Qur'an and the Sunnah, the main sources of Islamic jurisprudence, are listed in points format. A useful reference work for every Muslim family. THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION is an educational and research organization devoted to making Islam a living reality in our age. For this purpose, it aims to improve human communication and develop a better understanding of Islam among all people of the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, so as to galvanize man to the message and ideal of One God and the unity of mankind, as brought by all the Prophets of God throughout the ages, last of whom was the Prophet Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be on him). The Foundation has research units in Islamic Economics, ChristianMuslim Relations , and Literature for Children. Its regular publications include Muslim World Book Review containing an Index of Islamic Literature (quarterly) and Encounters: Journal of Inter-Cultural Perspect
Advantages: Insight into a modern Arab country Disadvantages: Not yet totally geared up to deal with the tourist need for info
..."Eight degrees!?" "He did say eight?" The incredulity was an echoed whisper as we landed in the rain at Amman airport after the airline captain had just given us his local conditions update. "Eight degrees?" O.K. it was still only March, but it had been warmer than that when we left London. The cold was going to be an unexpected fe...
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Advantages: Cheap, cultural Disadvantages: Boring, dusty, leering men, lack of pavements
...with wet hair as this apparently implies that you have recently had sex!
It was not a pretty place. Lots of dust, rubbish and wasteland but the city is apparently being regenerated and there is a lot of building work going on.
Amman is located in a very hilly area of north-western Jordan. The city spans over an area of nineteen hills. Most regions of Amman have gained their names from...
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Advantages: Thousands of years of history beneath your feet Disadvantages: Quite a bit of it probably still is buried
...Usually translated as "the Citadel", the Jabal al-Qal'a is more than a fortress. Indeed, it's unclear that it ever was a fortress in the true sense of the word. It is much more of an ancient walled town. That's not to say it isn't a place of refuge or strength. Located on one of the seven hills of Amman, at about 850m above sea level, it overlooks the main trade route through town. This...