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Muslim-Christian Ties in Europe: Past, Present and Future

Muslim-Christian Ties in Europe: Past, Present and Future

From the universal perspective of the history of civilizations, Europe displays a remarkable disparity in regard to the mutual cultural influences of the Muslim and the Christian world.

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History of Kaaba: The House of Allah

History of Kaaba: The House of Allah In the province of Hejaz in the western part of Arabia, not far from the Red Sea, there lies the town of Makka. In the centre of this town there is a small square building made of stones, about 60 feet long, 60 feet wide and 60 feet high. Since time immemorial this town and this stone built house has been known to world travellers. This is Baitullah, the House of Allah. Its sanctity and antiquity is older than history itself.

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The Holy Shrines of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) in Iran

The Holy Shrines of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) in Iran I hereby dedicate this small effort of mine to my great grandmother FATIMA BINTE IMAM MOOSA-E-KAZIM POPULARLY KNOWN AS KARIMA=E-AHLE-BAIT MASOOMA-E-QOM

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Karbala': An Enduring Paradigm of Islamic Revivalism

Karbala': An Enduring Paradigm of Islamic Revivalism The martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn 'Ali ('a) and his companions in Karbala' proved to be the beginning of the downfall of the Banu Umayyah dynasty which had usurped the Islamic khilafah by deceit, repression, and corruption of the Muslim community.

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Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala

Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala This site is dedicated to Hussain ibn Ali (A), the Grandson of the Prophet (S),and his sacrifice for Islam at Kerbala.

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The Tragedy of Karbala and Its Implications for the Self

The Tragedy of Karbala and Its Implications for the Self

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Tragedy of Karbala Remains Unforgettable

Tragedy of Karbala Remains Unforgettable  

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Eid al-Mubahila

Eid al-Mubahila Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61 says: And unto him who disputeth with thee therein after the knowledge hath come unto thee, Say! (O’ Our Apostle Muhammad!) ( Unto them ) come ye, let us summon our sons, and ( ye summon ) your sons, and ( we summon ) our women and ( ye ) your women, and ( we summon ) ourselves and ( ye ) yourselves and then let us invoke the curse of God on the liars !

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An Account of the Mubahila (Imprecation) Ceremony

An Account of the Mubahila (Imprecation) Ceremony We should know that the incident of Mubahila is from widely related reports (Mutawatir) and Sunni and Shia sects have mentioned in all commentaries, histories and books of traditions have related it with slight difference. Shaykh Tabarsi and others have narrated that a group of Christian nobles of Najran comprising of three persons, came to the Holy Prophet (S).

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Mubahilah; An Extremely Imperative Event of History

Mubahilah; An Extremely Imperative Event of History In the early days of Islam, Najran was a large center of people who had changed from idol worship to Christianity. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w) had sent letters to the heads of different countries inviting them to Islam. One such letter was addressed to the Christians of Najran. It read as follows: "In the Name of the God of Ibrahim, Ishaaq and Ya'qub.

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The Historical Event of Mubahala (630 A.D.)

The Historical Event of Mubahala (630 A.D.) There is no room here to trace how Christianity was disseminated in Nejran; suffices to say that the Ethiopian invasion of southern Arabia introduced Christianity there for the first time. The incident of Abraha and his elephant demonstrates the fact that they were quite fanatical in their religious fervor.

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Eid al-Mubahila; Its Historic Perspectivey

Eid al-Mubahila; Its Historic Perspectivey Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61 says: And unto him who disputeth with thee therein after the knowledge hath come unto thee, Say! (O’ Our Apostle Muhammad!) ( Unto them ) come ye, let us summon our sons, and ( ye summon ) your sons, and ( we summon ) our women and ( ye ) your women, and ( we summon ) ourselves and ( ye ) yourselves and then let us invoke the curse of God on the liars !

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The Event of Ghadir Khumm

The Event of Ghadir Khumm The Farewell Pilgrimage Ten years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form.

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"Al-Ghadir"and its Relevance to Islamic Unity

The distinguished book entitled "al-Ghadir" has raised a huge wave in the world of Islam. Islamic thinkers shed light on the book in different perspectives; in literature, history, theology, tradition, tafsir, and sociology. From the social perspective we can deal with the Islamic unity. In this review the Islamic unity has been dealt with from a social point of view.

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Idd al-Ghadir - Islamic History’s Greatest Event

Idd al-Ghadir - Islamic History’s Greatest Event The formal declaration of Imamat of Imam Ali (A.S.) at Ghadir Khumm has been unanimously described by the learned historians and scholars of both sects. Here a brief account is given to show what great arrangements were made to declare Imam Ali (A.S.) as the successor to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.).

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The Towering Status of 'Eidul Ghadir

The Towering Status of 'Eidul Ghadir Hadith no. 1: The 'Eid of the Khilafat and Wilayat It has been narrated from Ziyad ibn Muhammad that he said,

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The Glorious Event of Eid ul-Ghadir

The Glorious Event of Eid ul-Ghadir We are on the heels of the commemoration of the glorious event of 'Eidul Ghadir. May Allah (SwT) make this a graet day of celebration for all of the Shia, and grant us all the ability to follow in this school of thought which aims to make us true human beings.

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Historic perspective of demolition of Baqee & Mualla cemeteries

Historic perspective of demolition of Baqee & Mualla cemeteries Turkey was practically a Muslim State under the control of a Muslim caliph but the intrigues of British and the conspiracies hatched by the opponents, not only tore his caliphate apart into pieces but rooted out it forever. At first, the British continued hypocritical attitude against Muslims quietly and then started taking part in conspiracies against them.

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Leadership and Command in Wars and Battles During the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

Leadership and Command in Wars and Battles During the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) The Noble Prophet (S) was the commander in many battles and he sent forth numerous Sariyah missions. As far as good leadership, which necessitates certain conditions and characteristics such as good etiquette and lofty morals that are obviously required to be found in the individual, it is undisputable that the Holy Prophet (S) had the greatest morals, such that he was praised by Allah thus: And indeed you possess a great character. His having such a character made him a successful commander who was able to attain the goals and gain momentous victories in many of his battles.

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Hadrat Ibrahim (A.S.), The Flag-Bearer of Tawhid

Hadrat Ibrahim (A.S.), The Flag-Bearer of Tawhid Ibrahim a.s was brought and they enquired from him: Did you break these idols? He answered: The biggest among them broke them. If it could speak, then ask the idol itself. And Ibrahim a.s added you who worship these idols are tyrannical, I am not. And he said further: You worship these idols which gives neither benefit nor loss. Your faces had gone black, spittle upon you that you adore beside the God.

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