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Biography Of the first Muslim Caliph - Abu Bakr Siddiq

Source : Loveshav.com / 16 Jan 2013

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) real name was Abdullah, and he was given the title of “As Siddique” or ”Testifier to the Truth.” His father, ‘Uthman, was known as Abu Quhafah and his mother, Salma, was known as Ummul Khair. He was two and a half years younger than Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

The Forgiveness of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) shown to Non-Muslims

By M. Abdulsalam / 16 Jan 2013

The Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon him, was described as a “Mercy for all the Worlds”, as Allah said in the Quran:

“We have sent you as a mercy for all the worlds.” (Al-'Anbyā' 21:107)

 

Historic old Jeddah awaits life-saving restoration

By Reuters / 10 Jan 2013

In the heart of Saudi Arabia’s sprawling Red Sea port city of Jeddah, centuries-old buildings tilt and buckle above the historic district’s narrow alleys, withering away in the absence of decisive action to protect them.

The seventh-century historic district, with its mud and coral town houses adorned with ornate wooden balconies, holds the only remnants of the traditional architecture of the Hijaz, as the western Arabian Peninsula is known.

 

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.

 

Jadidies and Wahhabies - religious disputes in Dagestan in early 20th century

Hafiz-Hajji from Ukhli (Dagestan) on wahhabites and jadids

By Sh. Sh. Shikhaliyev, Institute for History, Archeology and Etnography of the Scientific Center of Dagestan, Russian Academy of Sciences, Makhachkala

The main purpose of this article is to demonstrate on the example of a peculiar source the religious disputes taking place in Dagestan in the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Dinosaur eggs said found in Russia’s Chechnya

By Reuters | Grozny | 17 Apr 2012

Geologists in Russia’s volatile Chechnya region have discovered what they believe to be fossilized dinosaur eggs laid by one of the huge extinct reptiles that roamed the Earth more than 60 million years ago.

“We’ve found about 40 eggs so far, the exact number has not been established,” said Said-Emin D zhabrailov, a geologist at the Chechen State University.

“There could be many more laying under the ground.”

 

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.

 

Arabs – the founders of geography

Source : Islam Magazine | Makhachkala | 2005

In the Middle Ages Arab geographers were the most versed in the knowledge of paths, roads and routes.
The interest to the observations of natural phenomena was an intrinsic characteristic of Arabs from the very beginning. They determined routes on land and at sea with the help of stars. Some pieces of knowledge in astronomy helped them to determine the weather, time of sowing, etc. This knowledge had been passing on from one generation to another.

 
 

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