“Syria – Damascus in History
Specialty of human being and Culture givings”
This Video includes a historical study documented with a variety of sources and important references, and based on careful scientific care on historical facts, to correct many of the amount of falsification that exists and is circulating in the distortion of our Arab history in general and Syria history in particular.
May be the most historical information that indicates to the degree of the importance of Syria, in rootage, human being and prestige, its uniqueness that it is the only country in the world that is still known in its name since the ancient ages, the second millennium BC. The same thing is for the uniqueness of its capital Damascus, which is the Capital of Arab Culture today, in 2008, it is the only capital in the world that keeps its name since thousands of years and it is the oldest capital in the world. Alone, the study of history clears what is this indication, on the condition that this study must be documented, objective and scientific.
Our keeping to this study explains our starting points in this research, the first is the correct understanding of the history which is the movement of development from the past, through the present and to the future, in every moment of the time and every event in it, since the existence of the homo- sapiens till today. Our second starting point is the correct understanding of the meaning of the specialty of culture, which connects with the meaning of the Civilization with its direction to serve the human society in all its values and its general good principles. Of course, the basis is always the homeland and the nation. This civilization of culture is what we mean here in our subject about the specialty of the givings of human being and culture in the history of Damascus, which alone reflects this specialty in it, and we follow Its most prominent characteristics in Damascus since its beginning till these times. The third starting point is our keeping, in our research about “Damascus in history: specialty of the givings of human being and culture”, to deal with it, namely Damascus, from firstly: being a part of the Syrian existence, and secondly: of the Arab existence, in their connection with the Ancient and Islamic Existence from a side and with the international, world and human existence from other side. The fourth starting point, the last one, is using Power Point program as a sound, picture and movement, of what serving the information in the research, here we like to indicate to the following:
1- The pictures were chosen carefully in such a manner that expresses about the
specialty of the givings of the Arab culture, Syria and Damascus during the ages. We
concentrate on the woman for the importance of the indication of the
characteristics of her reality in this matter.
2- We adopt the logo of the festivity of Damascus as the Arab capital of culture,
because it indicates to the variety, which is the characteristic of all human
societies and which richens the society and serves in its development, of course
through its cultural unit. We use the brotherliness of the cross and the crescent as
an expression about this variety, but not exclusively.
3- Nineveh (Ninawa) music was used as an accompanying music with the show, as
it is the most oldest note discovered on the international field because it belongs to the first millennium BC, so, it serves the subject of our research and its objectives.
4- We used the Jasmine, Arabian jasmine, Rose of Damascus and its sword as
symbols for Damascus.
5- The candle was used as a symbol of total giving; the lamp, book and libraries as
symbols of cultural givings; the scales as a symbol of justice and reasonable
balance; the eagle as a symbol of resistance and power; the dove is a symbol of
peace and the free bird a symbol of freedom.
6- According to using the movement, it was always functioned to serve an idea. It is
completely clear in the show.
Finally, preventing from accusing us with any exaggeration, there is a commitment that our references in clearing the specialty of Arab culture must be objective western : German, French, British and American…,concentrating on the complete negation of the racial content of this culture and of the Arab nationalism in general, along with confirming on their civilized human content.
As a definition of the content of the book-presentation, we merely refer to its most important data:
– Introduction: Content of the mentioned specialty: “The Civilization of Culture”.
– Beginning of the civilization of culture in Damascus: Syria is the cradle of human being and civilization.
– Most prominent givings of the specialty of the civilization of human being and culture in
Damascus history during the ages:
1- Correcting the falsification in the identity, beginning and level of development.
2- Most prominent political – economical givings of the specialty of the civilization
of culture in Damascus history:
A- Old ages before the Islam.
B- Economical specialty after the Islam.
3- Most prominent political –social givings in Damascus history: the civil society.
4- Some of the specialty givings of the civilization of culture in Damascus history in
the field of the international human data:
A- In the old ages: Globalization of urbanization.
B- Specialty of Damascene Arab- Islamic civilization: Continuity of the
globalization of urbanization.
C- Some of the artist specialty of givings of the civilization of the Damascene
D- Specialty of education, science, scientific research and libraries in the
5- Some givings of the specialty of the civilization of culture in Damascus in the
recent and contemporary history:
A- The most prominent changes, specialty of resistance and refusing the
B- The miracle of Damascus.
– Conclusion: Name of Damascus, Damascene Rose and Sword:
1- Damascus and its sword: The reality about its name and its civilized content.
2- The Rose of Damascus- al-Faihaa.