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All Islamic History


The conquest of Constantinople

By: Moulana Afzal Ismail Source: Pearls from the Path Vol. 2 pg 121-125 Constantinople, or Istanbul as it is known today, is a unique city as far as history and location is concerned. Historically, it was the capital of the Roman Empire for eleven centuries and its culture dominated the whole world. The principle church of Eastern Christianity was situated here. Its pivotal political and religious position caused the entire Christian World to rally to its defense at times of conflict. Geographically, it has a natural harbour bordered by the ocean on three sides and it is the only city in the world which is considered to be both in Europe and Asia. The straits of Bosphorus divide the city...

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Dealing with Difficulties: the example of Umm Salamah (ra)

By: Haqqseeker Source: MuslimVillage When we are afflicted with hardships and tests, or simply do not get something we anticipated or hoped for, then the story of Umm Salamah ( Allah be pleased with her) brings much comfort to the heart. It also encourages us to build up our own strength and increase our trust in  Allah Most High, for surely He is the best of planners and providers. … When Abu Salamah (my husband) decided to leave for Madinah, he prepared a camel for me, hoisted me on it and placed our son Salamah on my lap. My husband then took the lead and went on without stopping or waiting for anything. Before we were out of Makkah, some men from my clan stopped us and said to my...

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The influences against hijab

By: Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks Source: Ilmgate Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari (1879-1951, Cairo), the last Deputy Sheikh al-Islam of the Ottoman Empire, explained in his article on Hijab al-Mar’ah (Women’s Hijab, meaning to cover her body completely with loose clothing, not the modern misconception of the hijab as a “head scarf”): Because of those clear-cut texts (nusūs) [that is, the āyāt of the Qur’an and hadith]  prescribing the covering of women, one finds the Muslim women in the East [of the Muslim lands] and in the West [of the Muslim lands] have been most dutiful in complying with the regulations of hijab since the earliest times in the lands of Hejaz and Yemen, and in the lands of...

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