General view of Aleppo in Syria during sunrise March 7, 2006. Aleppo was chosen by the Islamic conference organization in 2004, to become the capital of Arab-Islamic culture on March 18, 2006, after Makkah in 2005. Aleppo, along with Damascus and Sana'a, are the three oldest inhabited cities in human history, and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1986.   REUTERS/ Khaled al-HaririA general view shows a market in Aleppo, the second-largest city in Syria March 18, 2006. Official celebrations started on Saturday to mark Aleppo's designation as the capital of Islamic culture by the Islamic Conference Organisation, a grouping of Muslim countries. Aleppo was a major trading centre on the Silk Road and its Christian, Muslim and Jewish heritage has made it into one of the world's unique cities, with an array of markets and cites that recall the city's role as a centre for culture and world trade centuries ago. REUTERS/ Khaled al-HaririVisitors are seen at the entrance of the Citadel of Aleppo in northern Syria June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: TRAVEL)A general view shows Aleppo, the second-largest city in Syria March 18, 2006. Official celebrations started on Saturday to mark Aleppo's designation as the capital of Islamic culture by the Islamic Conference Organisation, a grouping of Muslim countries. Aleppo was a major trading centre on the Silk Road and its Christian, Muslim and Jewish heritage has made it into one of the world's unique cities, with an array of markets and cites that recall the city's role as a centre for culture and world trade centuries ago. REUTERS/ Khaled al-Hariri- PHOTO TAKEN 07MAR06 - Aleppo grand castle is seen from the roof of an old house inside old Aleppo city in Syria March 7, 2006. Aleppo was chosen by the Islamic conference organization in 2004, to become the capital of Arab-Islamic culture on March 18, 2006, after [Makkah] in 2005. Aleppo, along with [Damascus and Sana'a], are the three oldest inhabited cities in human history, and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1986.The general view of Aleppo city in Syria on Friday, March 17 2006. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

 “Saya beruntung telah menginjakkan kaki di semua sudut Allepo, kota tua bersejarah dengan bangunan-bangunannya yang menakjubkan, karena jika tidak, maka sampai kiamat pun saya tidak akan pernah melihat bangunan serupa itu lagi karena kini Allepo sudah hancur, luluh lantak akibat perang yang berkepanjangan,” ucap seorang teman.

Pada tahun 2006 lalu , Organisasi Konvensi Islam dan Organisasi Islam untuk Pendidikan, Ilmu Pengetahuan dan Kebudayaan merayakan festival tahunan di Allepo, Suriah. Kota tua yang telah berusia lebih dari 10.000 tahun ini, masih terlihat begitu kokoh dan megah, satu-satunya kota Islam di dunia yang memiliki warisan arsitektur yang mengekspresikan setiap periode pemerintahan Islam kala itu.

Keindahannya bisa disaksikan dalam foto-foto ini, yang tentu saja, gambar ini diambil sebelum konflik, karena pada hari ini, Allepo yang merupakan paru-paru Suriah telah hancur lebur dan rata dengan tanah. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Semoga hal ini bisa menjadi pelajaran bagi kita sekalian, Dr Christof Lehmann, konsultan, psikolog pendukung Palestina pernah berkata; “Jika Anda berani , cobalah tanyakan kepada diri sendiri apakah Anda memiliki rasa kemanusiaan? Jika Anda punya, maka bertindaklah dan hentikan kejahatan membuat Anda percaya  bahwa NATO dan anak laki-laki dan perempuan dari Amerika Serikat , Italia, Inggris, Perancis, Qatar, dan lainnya berjuang dalam perang adalah  demi kehormatan.  Hal terhormat untuk dilakukan adalah berdiri di sisi perdamaian, dan jika perlu mati untuk itu.” 

Sumber foto: Al Monitor, Policymic.com  (ba/LiputanIslam.com)

 

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