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Prophet Hud and the People of `Ad

Source : Islam Awareness / 28 May 2014

The people of 'Ad lived many years in the windswept hills of an area between Yemen and Oman. They were physically well built and renowned for their craftsmanship especially in the construction of tall buildings with lofty towers. They were outstanding among all the nations in power and wealth, which, unfortunately, made them arrogant and boastful. Their political power was held in the hand of unjust rulers, against whom no one dared to raise a voice.

 

How Samarkand was conquered

By Fatma Dawod / Milli Gazette / 20 May 2014

Samarkand is a great country located in North Asia. It has green mountains, hills and forests that you can never imagine. Samarkand is a city filled with gold and silver, silk, porcelain and natural resources. People of Samarkand used to worship idols they made of jewelry. They placed these gods in a temple in the mountains. The temple was specifically made for senior monks, and there were a lot of small temples in the center of Samarkand.

 

Story of Prophet Yusuf (pbuh) (Part 1)

Source : IslamAwareness / 02 May 2014

This is the most detailed and fascinating story in the Quran, involving both human weaknesses such as jealousy, hatred, pride, passion, deception, intrigue, cruelty, and terror as well as noble qualities such as patience, loyalty, bravery, nobility, and compassion.

 

Ibn Khaldun's thought in microeconomics: Dynamic of labor, demand-supply and prices

By : Cecep Maskanul Hakim | Bank Indonesia∗ | 24 Apr 2014

I. BRIEF HISTORY

Abu Zaid Abdurrahman bin Muhammad bin Khaldun Waliyuddin Hadhrami, known as Ibn Khaldun, was born in Tunis 1st Ramadhan 732 H/ 27 Mei 1332 M from an influential family who emigrated from Seville to Spain. His descendant came from Yaman who lived in Spain in the beginning of Muslim administration in 8th century, but after the fall of Seville they move to Tunisia.[1]

 

Story of Prophet Nuh (pbuh)

Source : Haznevi.net / 21 Apr 2014

He was Noah Ibn Lamik, Ibn Mitoshilkh, Ibn Enoch, Ibn yard, Ibn Mahlabeel, Ibn Qinan, Ibn Anoush, Ibn Seth, Ibn Adam the Father of Mankind (pbuh).

According to the history of the People of the Book, (refers to the Jews, and Christians, so called by Allah because they received Revealed Books, Taurat, Zabur and Injeel. These names are translated ´Torah, Psalms, and Gospels´ respectively, but the books that are extent are corrupt. Of the Revealed Books, ONLY the Quran remains exactly as it was revealed).

 

Hala Sultan: The hidden jewel of Cyprus

By Ertan Karpazli / World Bulletin / 08 Mar 2014

The religion of Islam is today the fastest growing religion in the world with around 1.5 billion followers from many places and backgrounds. Although the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was an Arab based in the cities of Mecca and Medina in the Hejaz region of the Arabian peninsula, his message was intended to reach the ears and hearts of all people.

 

725-year old Kosovo mosque shows Islam's history in Balkans

By Gulay Krasnic / Kuzey News / 25 Feb 2014 

While many think Islamic history of Balkans began with Ottoman expansion in the region, they were not the first Muslims steps in eastern Europe. Centuries ago, Seljuks another Turkish-Muslim community arrived in Balkans and were influential in spread of Islam. Their heritage were found in Kosovo's Gora province where a tomb of prominent Muslim dervish Sarı Saltuk in addition to a mosque built by Seljuks 725 years ago.

 

Gulhane Park: From Ottoman Sultan's garden to excursion spot

Source : World Bulletin / 21 Feb 2014 

Located in the west, on Istanbul's historic peninsula in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet area was once Topkapi Palace's private park, Gulhane Park has withstood the transformation in Istanbul through the reign of the Ottoman Empire to modernity.

The park was used as the outer garden of the Topkapi Palace with a variety of flowers during the Ottoman period until 1920, after which it was opened to the public by Istanbul's Mayor Cemil Pasha.

 

Salahuddin Ayubi and the Battle of Hittin

Source : History of Islam / 19 Feb 2014

Salahuddin, perhaps the most celebrated of Muslim soldiers after Ali ibn Abu Talib (r), was a man who molded history with his iron will. His accomplishment in evicting the Crusaders from Palestine and Syria are well known. What is less well known is his achievement in welding a monolithic Islamic body politic, free of internal fissures, which offered the Muslims, for a brief generation, the opportunity to dominate global events. It was the generation of Salahuddin that not only recaptured Jerusalem, but also laid the foundation of an Islamic Empire in India and briefly contained the Crusader advance in Spain and North Africa.

 

Christmas Before Christ: December 25 and Paganism

By Ertan Karpazli / World Bulletin / 25 Dec 2013

Today, Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, marking what in common Christian culture is believe to be the birthday of Jesus Christ. This is a tradition that is centuries old, and dates back to the mid-fourth century when the Romans officially accepted the Trinitarian narrative of Christianity at the Council of Nicaea in 325.

 
 

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