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Verses of Qur’an on Taj Mahal

https://www.quora.com/What-is-written-on-Taj-Mahal-wall

The Surahs which had been quoted are:

Ya Sin – Surah 36, the Crowds – Surah 39, Victory – Surah 48, Dominion – Surah 67, Those Sent-forth – Surah 77, The Folding Up – Surah 81, the Cleaving Asunder – Surah 82, The Rending Asunder – Surah 84 and The Sun – Surah 91 etc.

The ninety nine names of Allah had been found inscribed on the sides. of the actual tomb of Mumtaz Mahal.

When the Ottomans Came to Ireland’s Aid

Taken from here: https://ilmfeed.com/when-the-islamic-state-came-to-irelands-aid/

The Great Irish Famine which began in 1845 resulted in the deaths of over 1 million people. The news reached Ottoman Sultan Caliph Abdulmajid so he declared his intention to send £10,000 (worth £800,000 today) to help the Irish people but the Queen of England requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 because she had sent only £2,000 herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The English courts tried to prevent the ships but Ottoman sailors succeeded in docking secretly at the small port of Drogheda and delivered the food.

Ottoman Irish Famine Route

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[Washington Post]Why Christianity’s holiest shrine is guarded by two Muslim families

https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/26/middleeast/easter-muslim-keyholder/index.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20161102164531/https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/11/01/why-christianitys-holiest-shrine-is-guarded-by-two-muslim-families/

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City is Christianity’s most hallowed shrine. It’s believed that the rock-cut tomb at the heart of the church was where the body of Jesus Christ was once laid.

Over the past week, for the first time in centuries, a team of conservationists and researchers removed a marble slab that lay in a rotunda, known as the Edicule, at the center of the complex. It’s the spot, as my colleague William Booth put it earlier this year, when the renovation project first began, “where millions of pilgrims have knelt and prayed, where the salt of tears and the wet of sweat have smoothed and worried the hardest stone.”

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“Little House on the Prairie’s” Author’s Daughter (Rose Wilder Lane) on -Islamic History and Civilization-

http://www.liwfrontiergirl.com/discovery.pdf

Taken from : Rose Wilder Lane’s The discovery of freedom: man’s struggle against authority

ABOUT thirteen hundred years ago a self-made business man began the second attempt to establish the fact of individual freedom in practical affairs. This man is a historical figure, as solid as George Washington. He was an orphan, of good family, but cheated out of his property inheritance. As a child, barefooted, ragged, hungry, he worked sixteen or eighteen hours a day and slept on bare ground under the sky. He had no schooling whatever, but he had ability and he got ahead. In early middle age he was a highly paid executive, widely known and respected. He traveled, buying and selling goods throughout the greater part of the civilized world. Babylon was long forgotten, and the Roman empire had ceased to exist. For three hundred years, Constantinople had been the world’s center. The thriving modern cities were Baghdad, Damascus, Antioch, Alexandria. To understand this man, think of a seasoned business executive today, practical, shrewd, humorous, friendly, nobody’s fool. A man who earns, say $25,000 a year; a sufficient but not spectacular success. Comfortably well off, though not extremely rich, he marries his employer, a business woman of ability, and they retire, to live in Coral Gables, Florida. He and his wife often served coffee to their friends. The entertainment was conversation. The host’s opinions were so radical that for some three years he used prudence in expressing them. But little by little, he expressed them more publicly, and arguments begun in his livingroom spread all over town.

The Second Attempt He agreed with Abraham. There is only one God, who does not control men. Each individual is self-controlling and responsible. The pagan gods do not exist.

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[The Jewish Chronicle] So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews?

So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews?

Taken from here: https://www.thejc.com/comment/comment/so-what-did-the-muslims-do-for-the-jews-1.33597

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 second, the coming of Islam saved them, providing a new context in which they not only survived, but flourished, laying foundations for subsequent Jewish cultural prosperity – also in Christendom – through the medieval period into the modern world.

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Omar Mukhtar on POWs

Mughal Armoured War-Elephant

 

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Which is a Bigger Bid’ah, ‘Saudi National Day’ or ‘Mawlid’ ?

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n the top story the Mufti in Riyad says that Mawlids are shirk and have no basis in the deen.

In the bottom story he says that the ‘national day’ (which celebrates the birthday of Saudi Arabia) ‘ought to be’ celebrated as a day of thanks to Allah.

The sub-text here is that the Mufti is ‘Abdal’aziz – “Aal ash-Shaykh” – meaning that he is one of the new shareefs, a descendant of Shaykh Muhammadibn ‘Abdalwahhab.

So we have to replace celebration of the birth of the Rasul, salla’llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, with celebration of the birth of Saudi Arabia.

And we have to replace love of his family and descendants, salla’llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, with love of the descendants of Muhammad ibn ‘Abdalwahhab.

 

Arab Countermark on Foreign Coinage

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The Chinese Emperor’s “Hundred-word Eulogy-Poem” about the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)

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The Chinese Emperor’s Poem about the Prophet Muhammad

Hong-Wu (also known by his given name Zhū Yuánzhāng) was the Emperor of China between 1368 – 1398 CE. He was the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, leading an Army that conquered the country and defeated away the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.

Despite being a non-Muslim, Hong-Wu ordered the construction of several mosques in Nanjing, Yunnan, Guangdong and Fujian. He rebuilt the Jinjue Mosque in Nanjing and large numbers of Hui (Muslim Chinese) people moved to the city during his rule.

He had around 10 Muslim generals in his army, including Chang Yuchun, Lan Yu, Ding Dexing, Mu Ying, Feng Sheng and Hu Dahai. In addition, Hong-Wu’s spouse, Empress Ma, descended from a Muslim family while he was originally a member of a Muslim rebel group led by Guo Zhixin.

Emperor Hong-Wu wrote a 100 word eulogy praising Islam, Allah and the Prophet Muhammad which he had placed in the mosques which he ordered to be built.

The eulogy is in the form of a poem, each verse containing 4 words (characters) and 4 syllables. In the translation below I have strayed away from trying to keep the 4 word per verse translation in favour of a more literal translation which conveys the full meaning in flowing English.

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