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A mosque. A prison. And a mosque again. The oldest Djuma-mosque in North Caucasus (Derbent)

By Islam Magazine | 21 Jan 2012  

Derbent is one of the oldest towns that has saved its original look till nowadays. One can hardly find another town that has survived so many invasions and destructions, has been an apple of discord and a scene of bloody battles so many times.

The first Islamic activists and the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had started their charitable mission here.

 

The Best Gift From God

By Ehsan Masood | IslamiCity | 19 Jan 2012

The Prophet Muhammad frequently emphasized the importance of good health and healthy eating. He also encouraged people to seek medical treatment, and is reported to have said: 'Make use of medical treatment for God has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease old age.'

 

Mother Mosque of America woven into fabric of life in Cedar Rapids

By Omar Karmi |CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA| 17 Jan 2012

The oldest standing mosque in the US is not an imposing building. It lies in a quiet residential neighbourhood just north of downtown Cedar Rapids.

 

Was Islam really spread by the sword?

By Idris Tawfiq |The Egyptian Gazette| 15 Jan 2012

Perhaps one of the greatest misconceptions about Islam is that Islam was spread by the sword. This idea has been spread abroad so widely by mischief makers that some people just accept it as a fact.

Even the devil, though, can quote scripture. In other words, anyone can take a verse of scripture out of context from the Bible or the Qur’an and make it seem to represent that religion.

 

Qala Quraysh as a famous Quraysh city in Dagestan

"A terrible war has contributed to the unity of all Dagestani community..."

Before the Arab invasion Dagestan was divided into many states, where lived various communities who followed their own customs and traditions.

Up to V century A.D. all the territory of Dagestan was the unit of Caucasian Albania, but later its southern part passed under the dominion of the Persians, and the Khazars conquered the other part.

 

Scientific Renaissance in Muslim Countries

By Hasan Zillur Rahim |Theamericanmuslim | 27 Dec 2011

A remarkable interactive exhibition called “Islamic Science Rediscovered” at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley is drawing large number of visitors. The exhibition celebrates “a Golden Age of Science and Technology” when, from the 8th to the 13th century, Muslims led the world in such fields as architecture, arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, medicine, optics and water management.

 

Muslim “Schindler” risked life to save Jews in wartime Paris

By Henry Samuel |Telegraph UK| 22 Dec 2011

A Muslim “Oskar Schindler” saved the lives of thousands of Iranian Jews in wartime Paris, risking all to help compatriots escape the Nazis, a new book claims.

 

Arab Dagestanis - direct descendants of the Prophet Muhammad

By Hajimurad Radjabov: Assalam| Makhachkala| 2011

Beloved Prophet (PBUH) is the best among people. Islamic history researchers and researchers of Prophet’s genealogy (PBUH) are unanimous that Prophet Muhammad’s family (PBUH) has its roots in the family of Prophet Ismail (PBUH), who is the son of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH). Hereby is Muhammad (PBUH) an adherent of Ibrahim’s religion (PBUH), a descendant of Ismail (PBUH), an Arab from pure and noble tribe of Quraysh, Hashimite clan.

 

Russia’s oldest city: 5,000 and counting

Source : RT | 15 Dec 2011

RT travels to the country’s southernmost and oldest city. First mentioned by Ancient Greek historians, Derbent maintained strategic importance in the region for millennia and may have been the cradle of Islam in Russia.

 

Islam in the Russian Army

By Ilshat Nasirov : Islam Magazine | Makhachkala | 2005

Legal status of Muslims in the Russian Imperial Army in the 17-19 centuries on the example of Bashkirs

In the 16th century Russia was turning into a multinational state. The Russian army, the most important component of the Russian statehood has been multi-ethnic and multi-confessional since then. Thus, Muslim Bashkirs constituted a big part of the Russian troops.

 
 

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