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A Look Back in History - Why Do Jews Hate Muslims?

A Look Back in History - Why Do Jews Hate Muslims?

When the Prophet settled in Madinah, he wanted to create a cooperating human community and establish an exemplary civil society at a time when these poor Arabs could never imagine what a civil society could mean. So for the first time in history…

Palestine

Photos of Old Palestine Prove the True Identity of the Promised Land

In August 2014, World Observer Online published a collection of old images under the title: “31 Unbelievable Photographs Israel Doesn’t Want You to See!” They were images of Palestinians being all Palestinian, doing Palestinian things and wearing Palestinian traditional clothing in a ‘land that was once theirs. The details you’ll find in each image speaks chapters about …

Holiest City

How Did Our Holiest City Start?

Makkah is the most sacred place on earth for Muslims. It’s a city in the Tihamah plain of western Arabian Peninsula. It lies at 70 km inland from the Red Sea in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. According to 2012 estimates, Makkah had roughly two million people, although visitors …

Muslims Crossed The Atlantic Before Columbus

The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo Colombo) sailed across the Atlantic in the name of the Spanish crown and landed in the Caribbean part of North America. For hundreds of …

Islam Was the First to Teach Tolerance

Islam Was the First to Teach Tolerance

If Europe had known as much of Islam, as Muslims knew of Christendom, in those days, those mad, adventurous, occasionally chivalrous and heroic, but utterly fanatical outbreak known as the Crusades could not have taken place, for they were based on a complete misapprehension…

Alpujarra

The Alpujarras: Spain's Last Muslim Stronghold

From the many hillside cafes and plazas of the bustling city of Granada, snow-capped mountains are visible just a short journey away. On the slopes of these mountains are strings of tiny villages which housed the remnants of Spain’s last Muslim communities; they have their own small but distinct role in Andalucia’s history, and offer …

Muslims in World War I

Remembering the Muslims Who Fought for Britain in World War I

Remembrance Day is here and I still believe in it as strongly as I always have done. Remembrance Day started after the First World War, where Britain, alone, lost almost 1 million soldiers. Many people nowadays do not give Remembrance Day the precedence that is deserves. Maybe because, like many things, it is being lost …

Canada

Remembering the First Muslims in Canada

It is unknown when Muslims first arrived and settled in the space that is now called Canada, but it certainly didn’t happen as recently as is often believed. Even the evidence that we do have suggests that Muslims have been making Canada their home since 1851, more than a decade before the country itself was …

What Really Happened in Karbala?

What Really Happened in Karbala?

Tragedy of Karbala marks the greatest shameful tragic day in Islamic history, when the blood of the noble people of God was shed in this merciless slaughter. No doubt that Imam Al-Hussain, by giving his life, was teaching Muslim generations to come…



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