The Khalifa's house (a two-storeyed building), the mosque, the Beit el Amana (arsenal) and other houses famed in the history of the town also face the central square.
AMANA, a township in Iowa county, Iowa, U.S.A., 19 m.
The township is the home of a German religious communistic society, the Amana Society, formerly the True Inspiration Society (so called from its belief in the present inspiration of the truly godly and perfectly pious), whose members live in various villages near the Iowa river.
These villages are named Amana, West Amana, South Amana, East Amana, Middle Amana, High Amana and Homestead.
8, the Hebrew word meaning " remain true " (or, more: probably, " fixed "), and in 1859 it was incorporated under the name of the Amana Society.
Amana was the strongest in numbers of the few sectarian communities in America which outlived the 19th century.
Wick, History of the Amana Society or Community of True Inspiration, Historical Monograph, No.
Ely, ' ` Amana: A Study of Religious Communism," in Harper's Magazine for October 1902; and Bertha M.
Shambaugh, Amana, the Community of True Inspiration (Iowa City, 1908).