The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus ,located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world.
After the Muslim conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist (Yahya), honored as a prophet by Christians and Muslims. A legend dating to the 6th century holds that the building contains the head of John the Baptist. The mosque is also believed by Muslims to be the place where Jesus (Isa) will return at the End of Days. The mausoleum containing the tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.
✏️ On September 6th of December 2019, Center for Peace-Osijek held a eeting of the Integration Group of Stakeholders Osijek.
🔷 Center for peace presented the following agenda:
1️⃣ Report on the activities carried out and the presentation of the forthcoming activities of the project “Integration of third-country nationals through urban partnerships – INTEGRA”
2️⃣ Deployment plan of persons granted international protection – Where are we today? What has changed in two years ?What has changed in relation to the City of Osijek?
3️⃣ Report of the “GO LOCAL conference: Supporting regions, cities and rural areas and migrants integration ”
🔷 Representatives of organizations and institutions of the local integration group – representatives of the City of Osijek, Breza association, Red Cross Osijek and Volunteer center Osijek werea part of the meeting.
🔵As a part of project #INTEGRA, today we are publishing a poem from Omar Khayyam (1048.-1131.).
🔵 Omar was born in Nishapur, Iran. He was a Persian mathematician, poet and astronomer.
🔵 He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology.
🔵 Iran and Persian speaking countries, Khayyám has had an impact on literature and societies through the translation of his works and popularization by other scholars.
Another quiz about project #INTEGRA. 🔷 Test your knowledge at the following link:
Today we compare the length of the coast od Syria and Croatia. Croatia’s Adriatic Sea mainland coast is 1,775 kilometres long, while it´s islands and islets encompass a further 4,058 kilometres of coastline.
Syria´s coastline is around 185 km long.
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin ( born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur.
Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of 6. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science.
After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University to acquire a PhD in computer science. There he met Page, with whom he built a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford, and they suspended their PhD studies to start up Google in Susan Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park.
Today`s inspiration is Sheik Abusaeid. He was a famous Persian Sufi and poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition.
The majority of what is known from his life comes from “The Mysteries of Unification” written by Mohammad Ibn Monavvar, one of his grandsons, 130 years after his death.
During his life his fame spread throughout the Islamic world, even to Spain. He was the first Sufi writer to widely use ordinary love poems as way to express and illuminate mysticism, and as such he played a major role in foundation of Persian Sufi poetry. He spent most of his life in Nishapur.
Today we are publishing a SECOND online quizwhere you can check your knowledge about project #INTEGRA!