Syria Before War..

I visited Syria in 2007 for a pilgrimage tour our stay was of two nights and three days.

I would like to share my experience of what I saw in Syria before the civil war as it disturbs me when I see today’s picture of Syria which has been destroyed throughly. I am no one to comment on who is right and who is wrong but all I want to say is that, common / innocent people are paying their price for things they’ve not done. Humanity is being killed.

Well, Let us discuss this place in detail.

I went to Damascus, the capital city of Syria, as it has a long history of Islam. it was Yazeed’s kingdom , where he ruled,  and he was the one who ordered the assassination of Imam Hussein  (as)  who was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (saw).

Following are the attractions of Damascus

  • Damascus center
  • Umayyad mosque
  • Soul al hamidiyyeh
  • Old city
  • National museum of Damascus
  • Saladin Mausoleum
  • Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum
  • The Citadel

Food – The food you will find here is Arabic.


People here are friendly and helpful. I did not get a chance to interact much. but never had any complain with the behaviour of the people. They were friendly enough to guide us and were cheerful in nature. one thing which was very noticeable was their love for Indian people.

The city is Islamic in culture and you get essence of it all around.

Here is a video of umayyad mosque.

The country that was once rich in culture and was sprawling with tourists from all over the world, is now in ruins. the cheerful and friendly people are now begging for scarps, and I don’t know if Syria will ever regain its lost grandeur. but when it does, this country is worth the visit.

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Umayyad mosque
Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum


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