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Why did Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) appoint his son Yazeed as his successor to the caliphate?

Why did Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) appoint his son Yazeed as his successor to the caliphate?

By Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid   بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم     Firstly: The noble Sahaabi Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the scribes who wrote down the Revelation; he was well known for forbearance, knowledge and virtue, and his achievements and good characteristics were many. And it is not permissible […]

 
Deoband and resistance to the Raj

Deoband and resistance to the Raj

By Shahid Siddiqui The 1857 war of freedom brought together different strata of society to liberate India from foreign rule. A number of religious leaders, who were descendents of Shah Waliullah, took an active part in the freedom struggle. Maulana Imdadullah Makki, Maulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi and Maulana Qasim Nanautvi fought the war of freedom […]

 
Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca (Makkah in 1885)

Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca (Makkah in 1885)

He was an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy — but as Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje proved with his rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca, he was also a pioneering multimedia journalist. Snouck’s extraordinary collection of sepia-tinted images of Mecca in a bygone age have gone on display in Dubai ahead of […]

 
When England Admired Islam

When England Admired Islam

Without Muslims there would be no sugar or Shakespeare in England. Jerry Brotton’s “The Sultan and the Queen” traces Islam’s profound influence over English culture during the half-millennium between the Crusades and the rise of the British Empire in the Middle East. By ALAN MIKHAIL Portraits from 1622 by van Dyck of the adventurer-diplomat Sir […]

 
How Churchill ‘starved’ 3 million Indians

How Churchill ‘starved’ 3 million Indians

Some three million Indians died in the famine of 1943. The majority of the deaths were in Bengal.    In a shocking new book, Churchill’s Secret War, journalist Madhusree Mukherjee blames Mr Churchill’s policies for being largely responsible for one of the worst famines in India’s history.   By Soutik Biswas – online correspondent for BBC […]

 
The Battle Of Tabuk

The Battle Of Tabuk

The Battle Of Tabuk [1] Some of the tribes were still trapped in the delusion that the rise of Islam was transient like a cloudburst, whose tide would be stemmed before long. It was therefore necessary to warn or even threaten such people before they device an opportunity to strike at the Muslims. The expedition […]

 
The Great Uprising and Civil Rebellion in Shahjahanpur

The Great Uprising and Civil Rebellion in Shahjahanpur

A Study of Anti-British Resistance in 1857 Dr. Syed Mohd Amir Jamia’s Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi – 110025 In the summer of 1857, British power in large parts of India was suddenly and violently subverted. The ‘insurrection’ was so severe that it shook the very foundation of the […]

 
Muslims Who Lead and Fought Against British Colonial Rule

Muslims Who Lead and Fought Against British Colonial Rule

Some of the leading Muslim luminaries, both men and women, who lead and fought against British rule. To free India from tyrannical rule of the British. Nawab Sirajuddoula Sher E Maysoor TIPU SULTAN Hazrat Shah Waliullah Muhddith Dehlwi Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Dehlwi Hazrat Syed Ahmed Shaheed Hazrat Moulana Vilayet Ali Sadiqpuri Abu zafar […]

 
Relations with Christians according to Prophet Muhammad

Relations with Christians according to Prophet Muhammad

By  Dr. Aslam Abdullah   Belltower of St. Catherine Monastery   Under the guidance of Pope John Paul II the Catholic Church provided significant leadership in promoting peace, justice and harmony among religions. Now the new Pope, the most revered figure in the Catholic world, infallible to his followers and the representative of God to […]

 

So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews?

The JC Essay  May 24, 2012 By David J Wasserstein Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth. The argument for it is double. First, in 570 CE, when the Prophet Mohammad was born, the Jews and Judaism were on the way to oblivion. And […]