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Jairana: A landmark in the history of Islam

Source : Arab News | 02 Oct 2012

The bloodless conquest of Makkah occupies a great moment in the history of Islam. But when the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) heard of war preparedness of Hawazen and Thaqeef, he marched to Taif heading a 12,000 strong force. It was the largest force commanded by him at that time. Initially, Muslims suffered a setback, but with the Prophet’s (pbuh) undaunted courage and strong faith in Allah’s support they defeated the large pagan force at the Battle of Hunain.

 

Vibrant Muslim community in Hawaii

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 15 Sep 2012

Hawaii is the dreamland for holidaymakers. Annually thousands of tourists spend their winter in the comfortable climate of Hawaii which is like an earthen pot lying in the heart of Pacific Ocean. It is 2,300 miles from the US coast and 3,400 miles from the Asian coast of Japan.

In 1820 the first American missionaries came to preach Christianity and teach the Hawaiians Western ways. They succeeded converting many natives to Christianity. Now, there are thousands of Muslims living in Hawaii.

 

Report on Islam in Asia: Japan

Source : Agencies | 27 Aug 2012

Islam in Japan does not go very back in history compared to the other countries in the region. Japan is the latest country where Islam began spreading among other countries in the Far East.

Most of the historians say that Turk-Tatar relations were one of the main reasons on Islam's spreading in Japan.

There is a belief that a number of Muslims in Japan converted to Islam due to Tatars who immigrated to Japan a century ago.

 

Report on Islam in Asia: Singapore

Source : Agencies | 23 Aug 2012

Islam is one of the main components in Singapore, a small country that is thousands of kilometers far from Turkey.

Singapore with its developed economy is one of distinguished living places in Asia. With its mixed ethnic structure, Singapore houses people from several different religions, races and languages.

 

Historic mosques in Madinah add to Islamic glory of the city

Source : Arab News | 16 Aug 2012

Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara is a place of historic and spiritual density. The landmarks that mark this landscape are so numerous they can hardly be mentioned. Yet each and every mosque and field of this holy sanctuary symbolize an event in Islamic history that is too significant to let pass.

 

Ayn Zubaydah flows down memory lane

By : Khalid Khurshid | Arab News | 29 Jun 2012

Ayn Zubaydah has remained a source of supplying water to Makkah and nearby holy sites for the last 1,200 years. It is a masterpiece of engineering and an enduring symbol of the golden era of Arab culture.

 

80-year-old mosque in the heart of communist stronghold

By Jumana al Tamimi | Gulf News | Ho Chi Minh City | 15 Jun 2012

A nearly 80-year-old mosque lies in the heart of this communist stronghold.

Its minarets stand next to the tall, modern buildings.

“Masjid Al Moslemeen”, which means “The Mosque of Moslems”, narrates part of the history of the neighbourhood and the life of the minority Muslims in the predominately Buddhist and socialist state.

 

'Zionist Land Broker Memoirs'. Palestinian land owners before the 'Nakba'

Al-Hassad, the Syrian publishing house has released an historical diary entitled “Zionist Land-Broker Memoirs, based on the diaries of Yousef Nahmani, a Jew who excelled in buying Palestinian land for the “Jewish National Fund,” when he was its director in Tiberius.

According to Nahmani, among the original owners whom he bought the lands from for the Zionists, was Elias Kotaite who sold the area of Sobh, which included six thousand dunums {one dunum is 1000 sq metres) The settlements of Hanita and Ayalon were built on this land.

 

Muslims in Tajikistan

Tajikistan is the Muslim post-Soviet republic on the Northern board of Afghanistan. During the last 20 years and after collapse of the USSR, this small young state has demonstrated four unique phases of very contradictory and tangled interaction between a secular government and politically loaded Muslim community.

 

Imam Abu Hanifah and the Atheist

Long ago in the city of Baghdad, there was a Muslim empire. On one side of the River Tigris were the royal palaces and on the other side was the city. The Muslims were gathered in the Royal Palace when an athiest approached them. He said to them, ‘I don’t believe in God, there cannot be a God, you cannot hear Him or see Him, you’re wasting your time! Bring me your best debator and I will debate this issue with him.’

 
 

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