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- You right. A M M A R 02:20, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
May I just say this is one of the quickest made articles of decent standard ever...Well that I've seen anyway. --Josquius 18:21, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks! I'm happy to be part of the team that built this up. Sad to say it was a tragic news story that brought me here... I'd like to include more about the architecture of the bridge, its significance, etc. Johntex\talk 07:51, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
My edits come from the Minshawi.com reference. They talk of the bridge as two-storied and two-level, but deeper reading shows they mean this as ground plus 1 tier of bridge. Some sources say the planned bridge will be 9 levels, others say 5 levels. News reports said today they have already started tearing down the bridge to build the replacement. The BBC website has pictures of the 2005 bridge (with the walls) the 2003 bridge (with pillars) and of people on the lower level stoning the 2003-style pillar. JethroElfman 01:54, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
Meaning of Jamaraat (pl) and of Jamrah (sg)
In the article ist stated: It literally means a small piece of stone or a pebble. If you translate Jamrah الجمرة with "Goolge-translator" you get "Anthrax, Ash and cinder". Anthrax is a dangereous disease with leads to black skin. Anthrax is greek and means "coal". So Jamrah does not seem to mean only pebble. Also if you compare the turkish word for Jamrah: "cemre" - you find in a good dictionary (Steuerwald turkish- german) "hot ash". also the word Akaba (aqaba) is translated with "obstacle". جمرة العقبة jamrah al-ʿaqaba seems to mean an obstacle of glowing coals. To understand what the aim of Jamaraat was read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoning_of_the_Devil#Historical_and_spiritual_significance Jamaraat heap was an obstacle with Satan tried stop Abraham passing through the defile. so a heap of glowing coals or glowing cinder is a more logical obstacle than a heap of stones.