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Doomed is a Civilization that Glorifies Matter

–Islamicity May 16, 2022Leptis or Lepcis Magna, also known by other names in antiquity, was a prominent city of the Carthaginian Empire and Roman Libya at the mouth of the Wadi Lebda in the Mediterranean. Its ruins are within present-day Khoms, Libya, 130 km (81 mi) east of Tripoli (photo: iStock by Getty Images). Towards […]

History of Muslims in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia

– Aramco World Mar 7, 2022 Reproduction of painting showing Ibn Fadlan, dressed in white, reading Caliph’s al-Muqtadir proclamation to King Yiltawar (also known As Aydai Khan) dressed in black robes. The painting is located in Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum, Russia. Through the eyes of Ibn Fadlan More than a millennium ago, as […]
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Lost History of Women Scholars in Islam

    SOURCE: AL-MUHADDITHAT It surprises people to learn that women living under an Islamic order could be scholars, that is, hold the authority that attaches to being knowledgeable about what Islam commands, and therefore sought after and deferred to. The typical Western view is that no social order has (or aspires to have) more ‘religion’ in it […]
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Muharram: The Start of the Islamic Calendar

 BY: MUHAMMAD TAQI USMANI    SOURCE: ISLAMICITY  Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created […]

A Uighurs’ History of China

 BY: MICHAEL DILLON    SOURCE: HISTORY TODAY JUN 27, 2021 View of the Uyghur village of Tuyog, with a mosque and mountains in the background, Xinjiang region, China (photo: iStock by Getty Images). Towards the end of 2018 reports began to emerge that China was building a widespread network of compounds in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. It […]
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Prayer in Islam

 BY: AMJAD M. HUSSAIN    SOURCE: BRITISH LIBRARYAPR 27, 2021 In Islam, prayer, supplication, purification and most ritual actions are considered acts of worship (ʽibadat) (photo: British Library). Contents 1 What does ritual prayer mean in Islam? 2 What is the adhan? 3 How should Muslims prepare for prayer? 4 When should Muslims pray? 5 How does
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Islamic Pilgrimages and Sacred Spaces

 BY: SOPHIA ARJANA    SOURCE: BRITISH LIBRARYJUN 12, 2021 The Kabah in the holy city of Mecca, as depicted in a copy of the Dala’il al-khayrat (Guide to Goodness), a devotional prayer-book, produced in India in the 19th century (photo: British Library). Contents  1 What is hajj? 2 Why is Mecca so important to Muslims? 3 Are there other Islamic pilgrimages?

Hijab crisis: CAN hasn’t learnt from history—MURIC

In its reaction to the crisis rocking Kwara State over hijab in some secondary schools, Ishaq Akintola, director of the Nigerian Islamic human rights group, accused CAN of instigating crisis. BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK MAR 18, 2021 The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has not learnt from history. In […]