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he is Gandhiji ; who?

an Indian mom asked son, what are you studying?

son replied, i am studying about Bismark and ottoman empire.

mom thought, my son is so learned that he knows things that happened halfway across world. 28 more words


An old story: Looking for a Muslim Voltaire



The fact that Muslims don’t have a Voltaire doesn’t mean that they know nothing about critical reasoning, just like the fact that the West doesn’t have a Rumi doesn’t mean that it knows nothing about love…

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The Muslim Times

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Europe’s oldest inhabited city, Plovdiv has been ruled by many and invaded by many more. Revival Bulgarian houses sit alongside stark soviet concrete buildings. Modern roads follow the alleyways of an old Ottoman bazaar. 1,143 more words


Shaykh Abū al-Ḥasan Won't Take 'No' For An Answer

Shaykh Abū al-Wafā’ ibn Ma’rūf al-Ḥamawī—who was from among the pious ‘ulāmā and whose biography will come later—related to me that he had become a khalīfa to Shaykh after serving him for some time. 515 more words


Four Square

Our cocktail ottoman never looked finer than the one designed by 21 Interiors.  COM legs, stitching on top in a fine leather makes for a show stopping piece.


Inspiration: Lorenza Bozzoli

Colors, geometry, attention to details & an exotic touch: these are some of the ingredients which ensure the success of these superb Ottomans.

Lorenza Bozzoli… 195 more words


The Hejaz railway

The Hejaz railway connecting Damascus with the Holy Cities of what is now western Saudi Arabia had been built by the Ottoman rulers, and financed by subscriptions from Muslims, in the early years of the twentieth century to ease the difficult journey across the desert for the huge numbers of pilgrims on the annual hajj. 2,524 more words