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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Allah Kore Cumhuriyeti'yi Korusun, Part IX: Islamic Quarter of Itaewon-dong, Seoul Yongsan-gu

Thanks to maskawaih (excuse for misspelling your name) because he has given an idea about this stuff. 

Itaewon-dong (Hangul/Hanja: 이태원동/梨泰院洞) is a city precinct of Seoul Yongsan-guSouth Korea. It is served by SMRT Line 6 via ItaewonNoksapyeong and Hangangjin stations. About 22,000 people reside in the district and it is a popular area for residents of Seoul, tourists, and U.S. Military personnel in Korea. Mainly, points around Hamilton Hotel.

Itaewon has two subprecincts which are Itaewon 1-dong and Itaewon 2-dong. The community centres for these two subprecincts are located at Bogwangno/Bogwang Avenue and Hoenamuro 13-gil/Hoenamu Avenue 13th Street respectively. The postal code for Itaewon-dong is 140-200. Perhaps, the postal code for these precincts are 140-201 and 140-202.

Many restaurants serving international dishes are found in this area including cuisine from India, Pakistan, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, and Mexico, foods that are not widely available in Korea. The Seoul Central Mosque is also located in Itaewon.

Itaewon is also, along with Insadong and N Seoul Tower, one of the most popular areas in Seoul for tourists. Major hotels such as the Hyatt and local landmark Hamilton Hotel can be found here as well as dozens of shops and services aimed at tourists. High quality leather products in Korea can be found here at reasonable prices (though haggling is expected) as well as various types of traditional Korean souvenirs. Counterfeit goods and clothing are ubiquitous and of varying quality, but some genuine goods which are produced in Korea for the international market as well as some authentic imports can sometimes be found here. Itaewon is also known to have various tailors that peddle their services for making custom-made suits.

Glossaries in this picture:
  • Imam Nawawi's Collection of 40 Hadiths or also known as "Al-Arba'un Al-Nawawiyyah (Arabic: الأربعون النووية)" is a collection of the forty (actually forty-two) chief traditions of hadiths has been frequently published along with numerous commentaries. Written by Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (Arabicأبو زكريا يحيى بن شرف النووي‎), popularly known as al-Nawawian-Nawawi or Imam Nawawi (631–676 A.H. / 1234–1277 CE).
  • In the Shade of the Qur'an or Fi Zilalil Qur'an (Arabic: في ظِلالِ القرآن‎, fī ẓilāl al-qur'ān) is a highly influential commentary of the Qur'an, written during 1951-1965 by Al-Syahid Sayyid Qutb (Arabic: سيد قطب‎; 1906-1966). The most intersting fact about this book is most of the original 30 volumes (114 Surahs) were written (or re-written) while in prisonIt is considered by some to be a comprehensive and far-reaching commentary that takes a clear and lucid interpretation of the Qur'an.