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8 Things we see and use invented by Muslims!

An ingenious man called al-Jazari from Diyarbakir in South-East Turkey was a pious Muslim and a highly skilled engineer who gave birth to the concept of automatic machines. By 1206, al-Jazari had made numerous clocks of all shapes and sizes. Just as we need time today to structure our lives, …

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Why Remember the Master of Martyrs?

One of the great obstacles in man’s reaching perfection is the unquestioned acceptance of traditions passed down through generations. The Qur’ān severely rebukes those who follow the ways of their predecessors and societies blindly. A human being who does not independently reason invites the wrath of the Lord of Existence …

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Let’s Talk Palestine! (Part 3)

The first part of this series discussed the Balfour Declaration signed by Arthur Balfour a century ago, and how the rights of the Palestinians were usurped because of this very document. The second part of this series explored the roots of Zionism and how the destructive Israeli policies directly correlate to …

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Let’s talk Palestine! (Part 1)

In the following month, Zionists and their sympathisers are celebrating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was signed – a declaration that legitimised the oppression of the Palestinians. A declaration that essentially allowed the Zionist state of Israel to emerge on a land already belonging to Palestinians. A mere 67 …

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‘Take until You are satisfied’

‘Take until You are satisfied’ ‘Bring out your people from darkness into the light and remind them of the days of Allah. Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.’ [Ibrahim: 5] As Ashura approaches us, with its mysteries and its grief’s, we start to reflect on the …

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Imam Hussain’s letter to the Shia in Basra

The Shi’a in al‑Basra also wrote to al‑Husayn asking him to lead a revolt against Yazid. In al‑Tabari’s version of Abu Mikhnaf’s account, the text of al‑Husayn’s reply is pre­served. If genuine, it represents a very early record of some of the basic articles of the Shi’i doctrine of the …

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What do Non-Muslims say about Imam Hussain (as)?

Imam Husayn (as) was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon them both, who was martyred by the evil forces of despotism. This is a collection of short quotations about him from a wide variety of Non-Muslim notables from around the world. Peter J. Chelkowski Professor of Middle …

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