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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.

 

Abu al-Aas ibn al-Rabee (ra)

By Hafsa Ahsan / 29 Apr 2014

His name was Abul-Aas Ibnur-Rabi (RA) from the clan of Abd Shams, a wealthy family. From his tribe Abul-Aas (RA) acquired the love of trade. People would entrust him with their money for investment. His aunt Khadijah (RA), the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), treated him as if he were one of her own children. When Zainab (RA), the daughter of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), matured, she was given in marriage to Abul-Aas (RA).

 

Imam Muhammad Saeed Ramadan Al-Bouti

Source : Naseem Al Sham.com / 24 Apr 2014

He was born in 1929AD - 1347AH in Cilka (Jeilka), a village located on the Shore of Tigris River, in the meeting point of the Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish borderlines, and a part of Ibn-Umar Region (known as Cizîra-Botan [Boutan Island], or Cizre) in Turkey.

 

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).

 

The Status of Salah

Source : Islamic Da'wah Academy / 12 APr 2014

It should be remembered that in Salah, one communicates with one’s Lord, therefore, one should consider how one offers his/her Salah. Allah ta’ala has commanded us to establish the Salah. Establishment means to carry out Salah and all its constituents (including it’s pre-requisite: wudu [ritual ablution]) very carefully.

 

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.

 

Albanian cities an open-air museum of Ottoman history

Source : World Bulletin / 17 Feb 2014

Albanian cities, most of which still have Ottoman names, present unique examples of Islamic architecture. Not only historical buildings, but also the names of the cities, have remained unchanged since Ottoman conquest.

Albania, where the Ottoman Empire had ruled for centuries, successfully preserved the empire's cultural and historical heritage. Its cities, most of which still have Ottoman names, present unique examples of Islamic architecture. Not only historical buildings, but also the names of the cities, have remained unchanged since Ottoman conquest.

 
 

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