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World Muslims

  • Islam Will Be The First Largest Religion In USA
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Michael Wolfe The U.S. began as a haven for Christian outcasts. But what religion fits our current zeitgeist? The answer may be Islam. Americans tend to think of their country as, at the very least, a nominally Christian nation. Didn't...
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  • Predicament Of American Muslims
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Ibrahim B. Syed, PhD President Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc. 7102 W. Shefford Lane Louisville, KY 40242,USA "O my dear son! Establish worship and enjoin kindness and forbid iniquity, and persevere whatever may befall th...
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  • Contributions Of Muslim Scientists To India
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Ibrahim B. Syed, PhD President: Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc. 7102 W. Shefford Lane Louisville, KY 40242-6462, USA The Washington Post on June 2, ran an article, which citing Pentagon sources, claimed that India had d...
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  • Islam In Tanzania
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    The earliest concrete evidence of Moslem presence in East Africa is the foundation of a mosque in Shanga on Pate Island where gold, silver and copper coins dated AD 830 were found during an excavation in the 1980's. The oldest intact building...
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  • Islam In Bangladesh
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    The wholesale conversion to Islam of the population of what was to become Bangladesh began in the thirteenth century and continued for hundreds of years. Conversion was generally collective rather than individual, although individual Hindus who be...
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  • Muslims In Bhutan
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: T. Zayn al-'Abidin Australia Hidden deep in the Himalayan Mountains, Bhutan is a small Kingdom located between China and India. With a population of a little over 1,800,000, Bhutan is the only country in the world that has Mahayana Bud...
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  • Islam Is Not the Source Of Terrorism, But Its Solution
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Harun Yahya, Turkey Introduction During the last two decades in particular, the concept of “Islamic terror” has been often discussed. In the wake of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on targets in New York and Washi...
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  • Muslims In Uzbekistan
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Islam Karimov- The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, the Uzbek President, is enigmatic and problematical, for despite sporting a name unmistakably Islamic, his actions puzzle not just Muslims, but also organisations of the world community,...
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  • 60 Years Of Genocide Against The Muslims In Burma
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Although human rights activists groups have spoken out against the injustices by Burma's military regime, SLORC (State Law and Order Restoration Council), little awareness of the brutalities against Burmese Muslims have concerned the Muslim wo...
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  • Islamic Archaeological Remains In China
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: T. Zayn al-'Abidin B.Bus Australia China's city of Quanzhou is situated at the mouth of the Jinjiang River, across the Taiwan Strait from Taiwan. As it once was the largest port in the world, it has enjoyed a strong international c...
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  • African Muslims In The Americas
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Steven Malik Shelton, USA Behold, Luqman said to his son by way of instruction: ‘O my son! Join not in worship others with Allah; for false worship is indeed the highest wrongdoing.'" (31:13 - The Holy Quran) Contrary to the ac...
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  • A Glimpse Of Islam In Papua
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    In the cold Wamena city, right in the middle of Baliem Valley, Jayawijaya Mountain, the highest mountain and the only one covered with snow in Indonesia, there’s an interesting story, which can somehow describe the dynamic experience of all...
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  • The Rich Islamic Architectural Heritage Of South East Asia
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Siddiqua Shahnawaz Among the different cultures that give Islamic architecture its brilliance, South-East Asian culture has been one such essential ingredient adding much flavour to the exquisiteness of our heritage. South-East Asian Muslims...
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  • Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Malaysia
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    On the 14th February 1974, Malaysia's Sultan of Selangor, His Highness Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, declared that a State Mosque was to be built, which was to be completed on the 11th March, 1988 as the beautiful National Mosque we see t...
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  • Japan And Islam
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hajji Mustafa Fujio Komura (1) Religious concept of Japanese people today As is well known, Japanese Shinto from ancient times and Buddhism that had been transferred from India, China and Korea a thousand and some hundred years ago, had...
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  • Islam And The West
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hasan al-Saeed The number of people who have converted to Islam is increasing daily. The number of women who have converted into Islam is not less than men. Dianach Mood, English princes, is among these women. After converting to Islam s...
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  • Muslims In Italy
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    According to unofficial statistics, 1,150,000 Muslim immigrants have residence permits in Italy, and about 5,00,000 Muslims also live there illegally. Besides, the number of Italians who have converted to the sacred religion of Islam is approximat...
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  • The History Of The Mosques Of Turkey
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Ramineh Rezazadeh Although Istanbul has a history of more than 2,000 years, it is not a city whose antiquity is apparent at first glance. Much of the cultural heritage that Istanbul has acquired as a result of its being a capital of several...
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  • Islam In Germany
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Suzanne Stern Islam is the third largest religious community in Germany. 2.7 million adherents of Islam constitute 3 percent of Germany's population. The city of Cologne alone has 70,000 Muslim residents. There are 2,000 mosques in Germa...
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  • Xi'an's Great Mosque In China
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Xi’an has a long history. Since the earliest societies, man has lived and multiplied here. It served as a capital for twelve dynasties, spanning over 1120 years and became the oriental cultural centre of the Silk Road. Historically, Xi&rsq...
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  • Muslims In China
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    However, it is certain that the advocating and spread of Islam was done by Iranian merchants and mainly through the Silk Road. This claim is supported by the fact that most Chinese Muslims are familiar with Farsi (Persian) words and use them in th...
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  • Muslims In The Third Millennium
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr The early Muslims have taken the initiative and contributed to the future generations. Europe has benefited tremendously from their efforts. The early Muslims were pioneers in science and culture and contributed to basic sc...
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  • More Latin Americans Embracing Islam
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    The number of Latin Americans converting to the religion of Islam is rapidly increasing according to the New York Times newspaper. The daily added that there were very few Latin American Muslims in New York some years ago, but that now there are o...
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  • The Growth Of Islam Among African Americans
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    An American newspaper said the unbelievable growth of Islam among African Americans will incite cultural and political tension. The newspaper USA Today said that it seemed that the crisis of decrease in membership that had been the plight over t...
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  • How Islam Spread Into Africa
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Islam claims more Africans than any other world religion. By 1980 there were about 190 million Muslims compared to 140 million Christians. Although these figures are only estimated they give credit to Islamic Dawa' and how it has been applied...
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  • Islam In Zimbabwe
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Ali Risimati Mathonsi During the consultative conference of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) some years ago, it was indicated by the officials that Islam was a threat in southern Africa. This was followed by Zimbabwe's P...
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  • Who Are The Originators Of Terrorism?
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    All the religions of the world reflect and give message of peace and solace among the nations. All the Godly religions have got network of creating a sort of harmony between the creator and the human being. All the religions, which express rights...
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  • You Are A Muslim
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    A man fell in a pit and could not get himself out. A self-pitying person came along and said: You have not seen anything until you have seen my pit. An optimist said: Things could have been worse A pessimist said: Things will get worse...
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  • Muslims Concerns For The World Environment
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    • In today’s Western-dominated global order, conspicuous consumption has become of the highest order. Money, or as the modern world has contrived it, has assumed the characteristics of a virus that eats into the fabric of the planet. Th...
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  • What Did Islam Do For The World?
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    For decades many have discussed whether the Islamic ideology can return as a leading civilization, one that can bring nations out of illiteracy, war, poverty to advancement in education, peace, and economic prosperity as in the past. A civilizatio...
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  • Rights Of The Islamic Society
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Merits of the Islamic Society Because of its remarkable qualities, the Islamic society, in the reign of its prosperity, was nonesuch and ideal among the international civilized nations. Its individuals composed one compact family of virtues and...
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  • History Of Islam In Hungary
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    It is commonly believed that the Turkish occupation in the 16th and 17th centuries was the sole noteworthy Islamic influence in Hungary's past as well as one of the main causes of her post-medieval backwardness vis-a-vis the West. The extent t...
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  • Jerusalem During Muslim Rule
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr. Azzam Tamimi Jerusalem was conquered by the Muslims in Rabi' al-Akhir of 16 Higrah, (in May 637 AD). The conquest put an end to centuries of instability, religious persecution and colonial rule once by the Egyptians, another by the G...
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  • Muslim Scientists Of Andulus
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Ibn Jubayr Abu ‘l-Husayn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Jubayr was born in 1145 A.C to a good family in Valencia, Muslim Spain. It is recorded that he was the descendant of Abd al-Salam ibn Jubayr of the tribe of Kinanah near Makkah, who had enter...
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  • The City Of Kufa: Birth & Early Years
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    A Majlis Recited at Stanmore Saturday 7 Ramadhan 1416 (eve), 27 January 1996. By Dr Mahmood Husein Datoo Preface - Kufa is the nerve centre of Shia activities in the early Islamic period - Imam Ali (a.s.) moves the headquarters of I...
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  • The Holy City Of Najaf (Iraq)
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    1 - DEFINITION OF THE CITY: Najaf is one of the sacred cities of Iraq, the Door of the Greatest Prophet's Knowledge (may the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him and his pure progeny), the capital of his jurisprudence, sciences of the pure...
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  • Means Of Domination Of Colonialism
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 20: (May 10, 1985) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah'...
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  • Sovereignty Of The Capitalistic Clique
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 16: (March 1, 1985) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah'...
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  • Unfounded Ideas Of Europeans And Traitors Help To Them
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Our previous discussion, which dealt with economy, had mostly a domestic aspect, and was less of an international and universal nature. This discussion, however...
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  • Islam And Racism
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran See what Islam has done one thousand and four hundred years ago when racial discrimination was at its peak in Arabia, and when no genuine Arab was at all ready...
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  • The Wolves Of The Modern History
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon in Tehran (June 15, 1984) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah; the Lord of the Worlds, and All...
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  • The American Crimes Against The Africans In U.S.A
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran "O mankind! Surely We have created you of a male and a female and made you nations and tribes that you may know (deal respectfully with) one another; surely the...
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  • The Global Arrogance And Africa
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 5: (July 6, 1984) In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah's...
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  • The Family As The First Target Of Colonialism
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran To weaken the `family' and shake this fundamental ethical base and main root of social unity, which has a sad story in the West, the Westerners resorted to...
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  • The Colonialism The Worst Phenomenon Of Human History
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 6: (August 17, 1984) In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah'...
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  • The Methods Adopted By The Arrogant Countries
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 9: (November 9, 1984) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah&#...
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  • A Glimpse At Western World Disasters
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 11: (December 14, 1984) Two issues of the afore-cited magazine deal with inner family relations in terms of the conditions of children, a...
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  • Depriving The Third World Nations Of Spirituality
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 11: (December 14, 1984) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah...
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  • The Policy Of Global Arrogance
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 12: (December 21, 1984) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah...
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  • Crimes Committed By The Europeans
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Hojjat al-Islam Hashmi Rafsanjani Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Friday Prayer Sermon 15: (February 15, 1985) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Allah...
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  • Muslims In Mauritius
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Mauritius, "The Star and Key of the Indian Ocean" as it likes to style itself, is a group of islands lying south of Asia and east of Africa.  Originally colonized by the French, Mauritius was taken over by the British as the spoils of victory in t...
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  • Islam In Tatarstan
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    According to historical sources and archeological excavations, ancestors of modern Tatars - Bulgars - began to join Islam in the first decades of IX century, and this process was finished in 922 by declaration of Islam the official religion of Vol...
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  • Guyanese Muslims
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Via Africa and India, Islam traveled to the shores of Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad because of slavery and indenturedship. Guyana is a multi-ethnic republic situated on the northern coast of South America. The country is inhabited by nearly one...
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  • Muslims In Ukraine
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Muslims in Ukraine have 391 communities 372 ministers 151 mosques 6 mosques are being built. Historically, Crimea was the center of the spread of Islam in Ukraine. In the middle of the 15th century the Crimean Tatar Khanate was established there....
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  • Shia Muslims Around The World
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Africa Ghana: Ghana is located in the West of the African continent and lies on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital city of Ghana is Okra. The population of Ghana is approximately 20million. Ghana has a democratic republican government, and the...
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  • Sunni - Shia Unity
    19-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    A lecture by Late Shaykh Ahmad Deedat The Following speech by late Shaykh Ahmad Deedat, who was a world renowned Sunni scholar from South Africa was made following his trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran on 3 March, 1982. INTRODUCTION...
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  • Universal Islamic Teachings
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Islamic teachings cover the entire human life. On the whole, they are divided into two parts: 1. Man's relation with Allah 2. Man's relation with man Acts of Worship and Adoration In acts of worship, man, by turning his mind to...
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  • Prosperity Of The Scientific Life Among The Muslims
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Muhammad Baqir Qarashi Islam has overthrown totally all of the concepts of Jahilism* including ignorance, fables, and submission to delusions and hallucination. It brought about a genuine conscience and a tremendous development in the concep...
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  • Europe's Debt To Islam
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    During the Middle Ages the Muslims were the leaders of the intellectual world. They were the pioneers in the various fields of knowledge and learning. Later when Europe embarked on its quest for learning, all its knowledge was derived from Islamic...
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  • Why Is France So Worried About Religion?
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Harun Yahya France and some other countries were drawn into a controversy when two students were expelled from school for wearing a head scarf. France widened the ban and proposed a law forbidding the wearing of clothing and symbols openly e...
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  • Islam, The Most Rapidly Expanding Religion In Europe
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Harun Yahya During the last 20 years, the number of Muslims in the world has been increasing steadily. Statistics for the year 1973 indicate that the world population of Muslims was 500 million; now, it has reached 1.5 billion. Today, every...
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  • Covering Islam
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    How the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world By: Edward Said Reviewed by: Muhammad Khan Broadcasted on BIC News 17 March 1998 Vintage, London, 1997 Knowledge, Power and Islam in the western media If knowledg...
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  • Some Misconceptions About Shia Muslims
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr Shahid Athar, MD (USA) The centuries-old Shia-Sunni differences are the major obstacle to Muslim unity. These differences have always been fanned by the enemies of Islam to their benefit. Unfortunately, some so-called Muslim scholars on t...
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  • History Of The Khoja Shia Ithna Asheries
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    The Beginning Some 600 years ago a missionary by the name of Pir Sadruddin arrived in Sind in India. There are a number of myths about his origins. The most common consensus among historians is that he was Dai (representative or emissary) of the...
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  • Islam and The African World
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Prof Sulayman S.Nayang The Islamic religion is now a major factor in human life and its impact is felt not only in Arabia, where it started out and then spread to the four corners of the earth, embracing a significant portion of humanity, bu...
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  • A Charter For Muslim Unity
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Isa Othman in London From the earliest days of the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran under the leadership of Imam Khomeini and the revolutionary ulama of Iran, the enemies of Islam have tried to isolate the new Islamic State and limi...
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  • The Impact Of Western Hegemony On Muslim Thought
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr. Yusuf Progler About ten years ago, I saw Dr Kalim Siddiqui on a documentary on Canadian television, with a typical title like 'Holy Terror' or 'The Sword of Allah'. A journalist asked him, 'Do you think Islam can ever...
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  • Islam And The Politics Of Slavery In American Academia
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr. Yusuf Progler A quarter of a century ago, Alex Haley's autobiographical oral history Roots sparked controversy among historians because Haley claimed that his African ancestors kidnapped into American slavery were Muslims. Reviewing...
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  • What Non Muslims Say About Islam
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Considered the greatest British historian of his time. "'I believe in One God and Mohammed the Apostle of God,' is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never b...
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  • Muslims In Hong Kong
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    History The Muslim community in Hong Kong is about 70,000 in number, about one percent of the total population. Muslims here have different ethnic backgrounds. More than half are Chinese. Others trace their ancestry to Pakistan, Indian, Malaysia...
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  • Islam In Korea
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Early Introduction Stage Korea was full of poverty, sorrow and pain resulted from Korean War which broke out on July 27, 1953. In such ruins of war, Islam began planting its seeds by brother Zubercoch and Abdul Rahman who participated in the Kor...
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  • Islam In Japan
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Islam's relation with Japan is quite recent as compared to those with other countries around the world. There are no clear records of any contact between Islam and Japan or any historical traces of Islam's coming into Japan through religio...
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  • Islam In Peninsular Malaysia
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Haji Ahmad Kamar Introduction The recognition of Islam in this part of the world has been a fact since C.E. 674 (forty-two years after the demise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). Two hundred years later in C.E. 878 Islam was emb...
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  • Muslims In Sri Lanka
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    The Muslim presence in Sri Lanka, however, could be traced back to the time of Caliph Omar in early 7th century AD when Muslim traders who were entirely Arabs came to the Indian Ocean, settled down first in the South Western Coast of India and the...
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  • Muslims In Philippines
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    The Moroland (Mindanao, Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and Palawan), also presently known as Southern Philippines, comprises the area of about 96,438 sq. km- about 33 percent of the total land territories of the Philippines. Currently, it contains 23...
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  • Islam In Brunei
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    History Brunei has been an independent nation since 1984. It is one of Southeast Asia's oldest sovereign nations with a long and colourful history. Its recorded history spans 600 years. Prior historical references have been found Chinese a...
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  • Islam In Thailand
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Thai Muslims and their co-religionists in Sri Lanka and Burma provide three examples of Muslim minority communities living in Theravada Buddhist majority countries. Two main groups comprise the Thai Muslim community: the 'native Muslims',...
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  • Islam In China
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Yusuf Abdul Rahman The Ancient Record of the Tang Dynasty describes a landmark visit to China by Saad ibn Abi Waqqas, one of the companions of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) in 650 C.E. This event is considered to be the birth of Islam in Ch...
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  • Muslims In Latin America
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    History and immigration Since the discovery of America by the Spaniards in the fifteenth century, the slaves brought by the conquerors from the north and west of Africa, introduced Islam, staying in countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and...
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  • The Legacy Of Islam In The Americas
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr Y. Progler Muslims have been in the Americas for longer than many people care to admit. The earliest arrivals perhaps predate the European invasion. During the era of European trans-Atlantic colonization, Spanish conquistadors brought Mus...
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  • Muslims In America
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Anayat Durrani The United States is a nation of nations. It is the land of opportunity. It is the land which drew ``tired'' and ``weary'' immigrants from far away lands to settle and take their chances on the American dream....
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  • Columbus: What If?
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Aileen Vincent-Barwood Is it possible that the first words spoken by Christopher Columbus on stepping ashore in the New World were the Arabic greeting "As-Salam Alaykum"? A far-fetched idea? Consider... Arabic had been the scientific langu...
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  • Muslim Legacy In Early Americas
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Jose V. Pimienta-Bey Introduction The works of men such as Ivan Van Sertima, Barry Fell and Alexander Von Wuthenau represent 20th century scholarship which has stated directly or indirectly - that there has been a significant Muslim presenc...
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  • Islam In U.S.A
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    In the early part of this century, waves of immigrants from various parts of the Muslim world, most notably Palestine, Lebanon and what is now Pakistan, appeared on these shores. These people were mostly illiterate, unskilled Arabs who found work...
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  • Spread Of Islam In West Africa
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Prof A.Rahman I.Doi [The Muslim geographers and historians have provided excellent records of Muslim rulers and peoples in Africa. Among them are Al-Khwarzimi, Ibn Munabbah, Al-Masudi, Al-Bakri, Abul Fida, Yaqut, Ibn Batutah, Ibn Khaldun, Ib...
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  • The Islamic Legacy Of Timbuktu
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Tahir Shah The Caravan of Sultan Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire, snaked its way through the scorching heat of the central Sahara on its long return from the 1324 pilgrimage to Makkah. Eight thousand soldiers, courtiers and servants - s...
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  • Islam And Africa
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Prof. A. Rahman I. Doi The famous Arab historian Ibn Khaldun says that the name Ifriqiya was given after Ifriqos bin Qais bin Saifi, one of the Kings of Yemen. To Al-Bakri, the boundries of Ifriqiya were Barga on the East and Tangier on the...
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  • Glimpses Of Islamic Civilization In India
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Sayyid Abdul Hai Hospitals and Dispensaries Maristan is the Arabic version of Bimaristan according to Sihah. Firuz Tughluq was the first Indian monarch, according to my information, who is credited with the opening of several hospitals,...
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  • Legislation In An Islamic State
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Ayatullah Ahmad Jannati Translated from the Persian by: Ali Quli Qarai Introduction There are six different issues that we shall investigate in relation to the subject of legislation in an Islamic State. The very first question which...
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  • The Works And Declarations Of Imam Khomeini
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Nasir al-Din Ansari Grand Ayatullah Imam Khomeini is considered among the greatest yet rare contemporary personalities who surpassed everyone in both theory and practice. In addition to establishing the Islamic state in Iran which appeared a...
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  • A Review Of Imam Khumayni's Political Thought
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Kazim Qadizadeh Translated by: Mahdi Chamanzar If we were to measure and compare various aspects of Imam Khumayni's political thought quantitatively, we would never reach a true outcome with respect to the extent of his preference for,...
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  • Anticipating The Savior Of Humanity
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Written By: Sayyid Murtuda Mujtahidi Sistani Translated By: Naimah Iman Hazrat Ali (A.S.) has said: The best worship of the believer is to have Anticipation for the reappearance of the Mahdi (A.S.) from Allah. Value of Anticipation An...
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  • Masajid (Mosques) Of The Muslim Period In India
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Sayyid Abdul Hai The mosques built by the Muslim monarchs of India are more in number than can be enumerated by any historian. The grandees and provincial officials, too, built mosques in far off cities and towns; some of them are would give...
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  • Hajj - Once In A Lifetime
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    Are You A Haji or A Tourist Thousands of Muslims had gathered in the Haram of Makkah. All were performing Tawaf - going seven times round the Ka'ba - and loudly reciting Talbiyya. The noise was deafening. Abu Basir - the Blind Companion of...
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  • The Crusades Against Islam
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr.Tawfiq al-Fukayki (Iraq) After the fires of the Crusades cooled down (the battles that took place for about two centuries between Islam and its enemies until finally monotheism became victorious over the belief in trinity and the European...
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  • The Relationship Between The Muslims And Jews
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Jawad Chirri Late Director of the Islamic Center of America To discuss the relationship between the Muslims and Jews, it is necessary to divide Islamic history into three distinct eras and review each separately. The thr...
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  • Jihad And Defence In Islam
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    The question of Jihad occupies a special place in the Muslim law. In fact, a progressive and compact system cannot be complete without such provisions. Owing to its misinterpretation by ill-informed persons, the inclusion of the question of Jiha...
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  • How Does Islam Regard Other Religions?
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Fadhullah Wilmot This century has witnessed the growth of a new awareness that mankind must live together, every group interdependent with all the others. The unity of mankind is being felt with increasing intensity around the globe. There a...
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  • The Islamic Economic System And Europe
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr. Jan Sammuelsson (Sweden) A few reflections regarding Iqtisaduna by Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr's work Iqtisaduna ("Our Economics") is constituted by a comparison between different economic syst...
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  • Dawah In The West: Promise And Trial
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Prof Ismail Raji al-Faruqi 1. The Marvel of the spread of Islam Nobody who observed the spread of Islam in the non-Muslim World, especially in the West, and still more especially in America, the United Kingdom and Western Europe during...
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  • The Ideology Of Orientalism
    18-11-2010
    Category: World Muslims
    By: Dr Asaf Hussain Until the arrival of Islam, Christianity had no rival to compete with in the world. After Judaism, its status as a revealed religion was institutionalized through an established church and priesthood. When Islam emerged on th...
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