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Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State

Review of ‘Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State: Evolving Identities, Competing Loyalties, and Shifting Boundaries’

The current assertion of Kurdish nationalism in both Syria and Iraq have sparked a spate of recent writing both academic and popular about the origins of Kurdish nationalism. 1,349 more words

Modern History

Age of A'isha at the time of her marriage to Prophet Muhammad

Source: Ismaili Gnosis

Contrary to popular myth, A’isha was not six years old when she married Muhammad, may peace be on him. All of the historical evidence when examined as a whole suggests that A’isha was born 4 years before Muhammad began his prophetic mission and was married to the Prophet on her father’s initiative in the tenth year of Muhammad’s mission – she was therefore around 14 years of age at the time and this was a normal marriage age until quite recently (all the evidence is analyzed in this… 121 more words


Manuscript Review: The Book of Observations and Admonitions, by Ibn Sina


N.A. Baloch

 flourished as a great physician and philosopher, but was also a distinguished scientist, mathematician, logician, and poet at the same time…

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Islam has been a frontier in the discovery of what is now called “Modern Technology “. Right from the period of Islamic Civilization throughout the whole world, before the Western world overpowered them, muslims then were the top Scientists, Alchemists, Mathematicians, Geographers, Astronomers, Surgeons among other professionals. 527 more words

Our World

The Birthdate of Imām Abū Ḥanīfah

By Mawlana Zeeshan Chaudri

He was born in the year 80AH which was during the time of the young companions.[1] Other scholars like Zāhid al-Kawtharī have argued for an earlier date, which would have made it more acceptable for him to have narrated and learnt from the companions.[2] He presents the narration from Tarīkh Bahgdād, where Muzāḥim Ibn Dhawwād Ibn ‘Ulbah[3] narrates from his father (or possibly someone else) that Abū Ḥanīfah was born in the year 61AH[4]. 3,893 more words


இறுதிப்பத்தில் இஃதிகாப் இறுப்போம்

“இஃதிகாஃப்” என்ற பொதுவான அரபி சொல்லுக்கு “தங்குவது” என்று சொல்லப்படும். மார்க்க அடிப்படையில் நாம் சொல்வதானால், அல்லாஹ்வுக்காக சில நாட்களை ஒதுக்கி, பள்ளிவாசலில் சென்று தங்கி, இறைவனிடம் நன்மைகளை எதிர்ப்பார்த்த நிலையில் இயன்றவரை அதிகமாக வணக்கங்கள் புரிவதை “இஃதிகாஃப்” என்கிறோம்.

Islamic History

‘Masjid Qiblatain’: The mosque where Muslim prayer direction changed from Jerusalem to Makkah


Indeed, We see thee (Muhammad) turning thy face often to heaven; surely, then, will We make thee turn to the Qiblah which thou likest. So, turn thy face towards the Sacred Mosque; and wherever you be, turn your faces towards it. 256 more words