Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. The name Mālī (مالي) was recorded as the name of the empire by Ibn Battuta (d. 1368/9)Its size is just over 1,240,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) with a population of 14.5 million. Its capital is Bamako. the … [Read more...]
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I read that that Israeli Military forces closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron (Khaleel) in the West Bank on Tuesday, October 4th 2011, and only allowed Israeli settlers to enter it. The occupation intends to close all the corridors and courtyards of the Ibrahim Mosque, while preventing the call to prayer, on Saturday, 8 October, in connection with the Yom Kippur holiday. [Majd Qumsieh - IMEMC & Agencies] Other than the unfairness of the apartheid … [Read more...]
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Before the advent of the printing press, each copy of the Qur'aan were calligraphered ( written by hand), and for this purpose, there always has been, in every age, a large group of calligraphers whose sole purpose in life was (and still is) nothing else except the calligraphy of the Qur'aan. There many styles of writing, but two are the most popular for the Mus-haf (style of writing for Qur'aan) In addition to lithography, and … [Read more...]
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Narrated Abu Hurayrah (Radiy Allaahu ‘anhu): Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allaah created Aadam in His image sixty cubits (about 30 metres) in height.When He created him, He said to him, ‘Go and greet that group of angels sitting there, and listen (to) what they will say in reply to you, for that will be your greeting and the greeting of your offspring.’ Aadam (went and) said As-Salaam ‘alaykum (peace be upon … [Read more...]
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Ibraheem (Alayhis Salaam) had asked Allah for a son as Saarah (Alayhas Salaam) was barren and Ibraheem (AS) was old. "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous son!" (37:100) was his call to Allah. Against every expectation, Allah fullfilled his promise of making Ibraheem (AS) the seed of a great line of Prophets, the root of the great universal religions. "So we gave him the good news of a forbearing boy" (37:101). There was joy and rejoicing in … [Read more...]
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Islamic Calendar Allah Azza wa Jall says in the Qur’aan Kareem “It is He who gave the sun radiance and the moon light, and determined the stages that you may learn the calculationof years and reckoning of time. Allah created all this with a rightful purpose. He makes His signs clear for those who know”. Surah Younus, verse 5. … [Read more...]