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History of Islam

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.


How Atatürk Made Turkey Secular

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 18 Nov 2013

The evolution of Turkey in the early 1900s is one of the most baffling cultural and social changes in Islamic history. In a few short years, the Ottoman Empire was brought down from within, stripped of its Islamic history, and devolved into a new secular nation known as Turkey. The consequences of this change are still being felt today throughout the Muslim world, and especially in a very polarized and ideologically segmented Turkey.


South Africa: Many Muslims, One Islam

By Suraya Dadoo / 11 Nov 2013

With over 40 million people, eleven national languages, nine provinces, and landscapes that cover the extremes of the deserts and savannas to the beauty of snow-capped mountains,South Africa truly encapsulates diversity.

The country’s biggest asset is its people—a rainbow nation with a rich and diverse culture. At last count, there were over 40 million people in South Africa. Of these, 76.7% classified themselves as African, 10.9% as white, 8.9% as colored, and 2.6% as Indian/Asian.


Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

By Dr. Irshad Altheimer / 08 Nov 2013

It was the 12th year after the commission of the Prophet’s mission.  The Muslims had endured tremendous hardship at the hands at the Quraish, yet they remained steadfast in their faith.  The seeds of belief had firmly taken root in the hearts of the believers, yet the realization of Islam at a societal level was stymied by a socio-political system that resisted overtures for complete submission to the one true God.


The tragedy of Karbala as it happened

Source : World Bulletin / 06 Nov 2013

The Karbala massacre is notoriously known for being one of the darkest and saddest days in Islamic history. On the tenth day of the sacred Islamic month of Muharram, in the year 61 A.H., approximately 50 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), his grandson Hussein was martyred along with all the members of his family, including women and children.


Mehmed II and the Prophet’s Promise

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 23 Sep 2013

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ promised his followers in the Arabian Desert that they would one day conquer the most powerful and legendary city of the day, Constantinople. For centuries, it seemed like an impossible task. The city is incredibly well-defended, being a peninsula with a giant wall on it’s land side that deterred most conquerors. The city was laid siege to by Muslim armies during the Umayyad Caliphate, but those sieges were unable to defeat her mammoth walls.


Did Islam Spread by the Sword?

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 11 Sep 2013

It’s a common accusation made against Muslims and Islam in general: “The only reason Islam is a world religion is because it spread by the sword.” It’s a favorite remark of Islamophobes who parade as analysts and historians fear-mongering about the threat Islam supposedly poses to the Western World. With it being such a hot topic that causes so much debate, it is appropriate to analyze and study this topic to better understand whether it is valid or not.


The Bahia Muslim Slave Revolt

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 27 Aug 2013

From the 1500s through the 1800s, European nations were engaged in a tragic and barbaric practice known as the slave trade. During this period, over 12 million Africans were boarded onto ships and taken to North and South America to work as slaves. The legacy of this inhumane treatment lives on today, in the form of racism and economic disadvantage for blacks in the Americas, and disunity and war in Africa. One aspect of slavery that has been overlooked in historical studies is the impact of slave revolts. Needless to say, the African slaves did not go willingly to their new lives. In many cases, they fought back against their masters, refusing to accept the life they’d been thrown into.


Juwayriyya bint al-Harith

Source : Islamstory / 27 Aug 2013

Juwayriyya bint Harith, may Allah be pleased with her, married the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in 5 AH, when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was fifty-eight years old and she was twenty, not long after his marriage to Zaynab bint Jahsh, and as a result of the Muslims ' successful campaign against the Banu Mustaliq who were swiftly defeated after the Prophet's (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  surprise attack.


Madinah’s Friday Mosque beckons visitors

By Yusuf Mohammed / 26 Jul 2013

A popular site for pilgrims visiting Madinah is the Friday Mosque, known as the place where the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) performed the first Friday prayers after his migration from Makkah.

The mosque, situated between gardens and parks, is about 500 meters from the Qubaa Mosque.


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