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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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How the British Divided Up the Ottoman Empire

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 By Firas AlKhateeb The development of the modern nation states throughout the Arab world was a heartbreaking process. About 100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate. Today, the political map of the Arab world looks like a very complex jigsaw puzzle. A complex and intricate course of events in the 1910s brought about the end of ...

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Facebook CEO Recommends Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah


In January 2015, Facebook’s cofounder Mark Zuckerberg launched A Year of Books, a Facebook page dedicated to reading and discussing books that emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. The recommendations up till now had been for mostly modern books. But the latest, the 11th, was the Muqaddimah, written in 1377 by the Arab Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun. ...

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Relations with Christians according to Muhammad (s) :- Dr. Aslam Abdullah

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Under the guidance of Pope John Paul II the Catholic Church provided significant leadership in promoting peace, justice and harmony among religions. Now the new Pope, the most revered figure in the Catholic world, infallible to his followers and the representative of God to his co-religionist is choosing a path of dialogue with Muslims that seems disturbing. In a recent ...

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Coins dating back to reign of Umar ibn al-Khattab found in Turkey


Ankara (IINA) – A Turkish citizen, named Jorlar Youghal, from Selim, a town of Kars Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, has found 7 pieces of ancient silver coins with Arabic inscriptions, dating back to the reign of Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab. Turkey's Ikhlas News Agency reported that Youghal, 53, who works as a shepherd, said he discovered ...

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8 Great Inventions Created by Muslims


When thousands of “patriotic Europeans” took to the streets once again in Dresden to protest “the Islamisation of the West,” their actions were the result not only of resentment and fear, but also of ignorance. Luckily for us, our central European culture has benefited from Islamic influences for thousands of years. If, on Monday evening in Dresden, one of the ...

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The First Muslim-American Scholar: Bilali Muhammad


An unfortunate misconception among today’s American Muslim community is that Islam has only been present in America for less than 100 years. Many American Muslims are children of immigrants who came to the United States from the Middle East and South Asia in the mid-nineteenth century, and thus wrongly assume that the first Muslims in America were those immigrants. The ...

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Islamic Astronomy

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Precision and Observation: Refining the Works of Ptolemy After the age of the Ancient Greeks and the end of the Roman Empire, the science of astronomy went into decline in Western Europe. Barbarian incursions and empire building meant that little attention was paid to science and learning, and any such pursuits were limited to monasteries and the homes of nobles. ...

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The Cedid Atlas


The Cedid Atlas (The New Atlas in Ottoman Turkish) was one of the first printed atlases in the Muslim world. It was commissioned by the Ottoman government in 1803 as part of its 19th century reforms to bring the empire up to par with other European powers. All of the maps in the atlas were thus adapted from an earlier ...

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5 Muslim Inventions That Changed The World

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Coffee About 1,600,000,000 cups of coffee are consumed every day around the world. Billions of people rely on it as part of their daily routines. And yet, very few people are aware of the Muslim origins of this ubiquitous drink. According to the historical record, in the 1400s coffee became a very popular drink among Muslims in Yemen, in the ...

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