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Ашхабад | Aşgabat
Minarets of the controversial Ruhy Mosque in the village of Gypjak, near the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat. It was built by late Turkmenistan President for Life, Saparmurat Niyazov, with a tomb in preparation for his death. Quran scriptures on its walls are written next to words from Ruhnama (the Book of the Soul), a book written by Niyazov.
The Sufis call the day of your death the wedding day, the day the lover leaves his temporary home to join his Beloved. It is a day for songs, for music, for crying out to God above and stamping your feet against the ground below, which is pretty much the best way I can think to describe our time here in this world, as long as it lasts.