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1900-1918 Ottoman Jerusalem

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In its millennia of history, the inhabitants and rulers of the city of Jerusalem have changed countless times, from ancient pagans to Biblical Israelites to Byzantine Christians to Ottoman Muslims. The Ottoman Turks took control of the city in 1517, absorbing it into their empire, which stretched across swaths of North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Walls built ...

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Archaeologists identify oldest Muslim graves ever found in Europe

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Archaeologists working in southern France have identified three graves that are believed to represent the oldest Muslim burials ever found in Europe, dating to the eighth century. The skeletons at medieval site at Nîmes were found facing Mecca, and a genetic analysis showed their paternal lineage was North African, said the study in the journal Plos One. Furthermore, radiocarbon dating ...

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How Muslims helped Ireland during the great famine, by Mehedi Islam


160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and 3 shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland. Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more ...

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FORTY SECOND COMMEMORATION ARTICLE Dr. A.M.A. Azeez, the legendary Principal of Zahira College, Colombo, was one of the celebrated intellectuals of his generation, who not only led the premier Muslim educational institution to new heights of excellence– both in studies and sports– but also served as a Senator and a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC) back in the ...

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Stamps commemorating Muslims of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Stamps commemorating Muslims of Ceylon

    Abdul Azeez Abdul A Aziz M C Abdul Cader A M A Aziz Arabi Pasha  MHM Ashroff Badiudin Mahmud Beruwela Masjid M A Bakeer Markar H S Ismail T B Jayah Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mahmood Hazrath M C Abdul Rahman Gate Mudaliyar M S Kariapper Dr. M C M Kaleel N D H Abdul Caffoor N H ...

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My Thoughts on my dear friend Hamid Abdul Kareem By Latheef  Farook

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Two weeks ago when our dear friend Hamid Abdul Kareem came home in the night to tell me that he  had decided to go on  the Hajj pilgrimage together with his wife, I was pleased that he  has planned to  get closer to the Almighty Creator Allah. However seldom neither Hamid nor I realized that Allah was waiting to take ...

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Story of Kaaba’s Cloth: Al-Kiswah By Rym Ghazal

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Yearly, monthly, daily, hourly, worshippers from around the world meet at the heart of Islam, the Kaaba. Positioned inside ­Mecca’s Grand Mosque, the ­Kaaba is Bait Allah, or the House of God, and represents the qiblah, the direction that Muslims face to perform their five-times-daily prayers. One of the greatest venerations for the Kaaba is the amount of care, respect, ...

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Ramadan Food Traditions in South Africa

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The sun is slowly slipping down behind the majestic mountains. In just a few minutes it will set. While the city is slowly coming to the evening stand still, you see children wearing scarfs and koufiyyahs (Muslim headdress for males) and dressed in thoabs (long garments) scurrying across the streets of suburbia delivering plates of treats to their neighbours; a ...

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Muslims and Americans : a shared heritage since July 4, 1776.

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Upon declaration of our independence on July 4, 1776, two of the first three heads of states who recognized the sovereignty of the United States were Muslims and one of them was a Muslim from India. Americans, Indians and Muslims have a connection since the very beginning of our independence. We were all opposed to colonial rule, and fought them ...

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