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Old January 4th, 2013, 09:54 AM   #251

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Unfortunatelly Turks don't have ongoing cultural relationship with Arabs.
We dont know and read any arab writters. any arab musicians...etc. We don't know much about their present cultures. It can even be claimed that an ordinary French know more about them than an ordinary Turk would, because there are more Arabic speaker in France than there are in Turkey.

All we have is what our grandnanies tell us.

Not only we don't know about Arabs, but also we don't know much about other neighbouring cultures, especially Persians.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 10:04 AM   #252

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Anyone got info on the ratio of mosques per capita in Turkey and the neighbouring Arabian countries?
i searched it but to no avail. here are the numbers for turkey in 2011:
81.984 mosques, 74.724.269 people.
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i searched it but to no avail. here are the numbers for turkey in 2011:
81.984 mosques, 74.724.269 people.
451,5 male per mosque.
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451,5 male per mosque.
Given that all those people are muslims and they go to mosques.
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Given that all those people are muslims and they go to mosques.
We should also dwell into taking account of the capacities of the mosques. Some are big some are tiny.

Even If there are many who hardly find place in the garden, there arent people who cant pray. We can argue If we should have invested resources that we spent on mosques elsewhere, but there isnt excess supply of mosques. They serve more than their full capacities in Fridays. In Bayrams If you are lucky you can find empty place in garden on the grass.
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We should also dwell into taking account of the capacities of the mosques. Some are big some are tiny.

Even If there are many who hardly find place in the garden, there arent people who cant pray. We can argue If we should have invested resources that we spent on mosques elsewhere, but there isnt excess supply of mosques. They serve more than their full capacities in Fridays. In Bayrams If you are lucky you can find empty place in garden on the grass.
Reminds me when i was in Istanbul in June last year, Isra and Miraj happened to fall during that time (dont know what you call that event in turkish Isra and Mi'raj - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Me and my friends didnt know it was that night, we were just going back to our hotel when we passed by Sultan Ahmet and saw how fully packed it was! We decided to pray then and got a small place next to the door.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:18 AM   #257

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Unfortunatelly Turks don't have ongoing cultural relationship with Arabs.
We dont know and read any arab writters. any arab musicians...etc. We don't know much about their present cultures. It can even be claimed that an ordinary French know more about them than an ordinary Turk would, because there are more Arabic speaker in France than there are in Turkey.

All we have is what our grandnanies tell us.

Not only we don't know about Arabs, but also we don't know much about other neighbouring cultures, especially Persians.
What's the image of the Arab community in Turkey and what are their relations with the Turkish majority like?
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451,5 male per mosque.
Are there no sections for women in Turkish mosques?
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What's the image of the Arab community in Turkey and what are their relations with the Turkish majority like?
Simply unknown. There are few Arabs who are confused with Kurds in the categorization of being "Eastern".

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Are there no sections for women in Turkish mosques?
Yes there are, but only in special days.

Women don't go to mosques as often as males do. In general they pray in mosques in special days, and in Ramazan for "teravi" namaz. In these days they spare temprorary women section on the upper floors in the mosques seperated from male section. Not to mention male part is always bigger. Which must change. We need female imams and pay more importance to women.

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Reminds me when i was in Istanbul in June last year, Isra and Miraj happened to fall during that time (dont know what you call that event in turkish Isra and Mi'raj - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Me and my friends didnt know it was that night, we were just going back to our hotel when we passed by Sultan Ahmet and saw how fully packed it was! We decided to pray then and got a small place next to the door.
Here it is called Mirac(Miraj).

I am sure you also observed that many of them came with their seccade(tiny carpet) so that they could pray in the garden or on the pavement.
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