al-Jāmiʿ al-Umawī, : الجامع الأموي "Our grandfather, (i: Sayyiduna Amir Muawiyya ibn Abu Sufyan, Radhi Allahu Ta'ala anhum), wore out two prayer rugs and began on a third, with the place of his knees, face and hands from the abundance of prayer that he offered."(1) al-Jāmiʿ al-Umawī, : الجامع الأموي, from Mount Qasyoun Damisq, Ibn alJubayr famously said, "If paradise is on the earth then Damascus without a doubt is in it. If it is in the sky, then it vies with it and shares its glory".(2) *** (1) alSiyar, 9/361, Imam alDhahabi. (2) 579 or 580, Andalusian traveller, geographer, and poet Abul Husayn Muhammad Ibn Ahmad ibn Jubayr, when visiting Damascus.