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The Crusades Part 3: Liberation

http://lostislamichistory.com In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we analyzed the invasion of Muslim lands by Christian Crusaders from Europe and the effects that the occupation had on the Muslim world. The series continues here with the liberation of the third holiest site in Islam and victory over the Crusaders.  The initial …

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The Crusades Part 2: Occupation

http://lostislamichistory.com In Part 1 of this series, we analyzed the causes for the Crusade invasion and the capture of the third holiest site in Islam, Jerusalem. The series on the Crusades continues here with the occupation of the Muslim lands.  On Friday, August 9th, 1099, it was the 29th day of …

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The Crusades Part 1: Invasion

http://lostislamichistory.com Few historical eras resonate in the Muslim and Christian worlds as much as the Crusades. This epic struggle for what both religions see as holy land helped shape the development of Europe and Southwest Asia politically, socially, and religiously for centuries afterwards. The heroic tales of chivalry, bravery, and determination …

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque Through The Ages: Part 2

http://lostislamichistory.com In Part 1 of this article, we saw the early history of the third holiest site in Islam: the al-Aqsa Mosque. From a Roman and Byzantine dumping site to a modest mosque built by ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, to a giant complex crowned by the Dome of the Rock in Umayyad …

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque Through The Ages: Part 1

http://lostislamichistory.com When Prophet Muhammad ﷺ received the command from God to lead the Muslim community in five daily prayers, their prayers were directed towards the holy city of Jerusalem. For Muslims, the city of Jerusalem is an important site. As the home of numerous prophets of Islam such as Dawud (David), Sulayman (Solomon), …

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Beloved Sayyidah A’ishah – The Mother of the believers

Al Farouk.org.za Sayyidah A’ishah’s love and devotion to Rasulullah (saw) and his cause made her excel over his other wives in many ways. Sayyiduna Abu Musa reported that Rasulullah(saw)said, “The superiority of A’ishah over the other women is like the superiority of Tharid (a delicacy) over other foods. [Bukhari] Sayyidah …

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Shaykh Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri (Rahimahullah)

http://islamichorizon.co.za Early life Hadhrat Maulānā Khalīl Ahmad Saharanpuri (r.a) was born toward the end of Safar 1269 A.H. (December 1852 A.D.) in Ambehta, a town in the district of Saharanpur India. He was named both “Zahiruddeen” and “Khalīl Ahmad”, but Khalīl Ahmad became his official name. His mother, Bi Mubarak …

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The conquest of Constantinople

By: Moulana Afzal Ismail Source: Pearls from the Path Vol. 2 pg 121-125 muslimvillage Constantinople, or Istanbul as it is known today, is a unique city as far as history and location is concerned. Historically, it was the capital of the Roman Empire for eleven centuries and its culture dominated …

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Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi رحمه اللہ

http://islamichorizon.co.za Imam Al-Rabbāni – Hadhrat Ml Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi رحمه اللہ  Hadhrat Haji Imdādullah رحمه اللہ Once Praised Him In The Following Words: ‘If Allah Ta’ala Asks Me What I Have Brought In The Hereafter, I Will Answer That I Have Brought Molvi Rashid Ahmad And Molvi Qāsim Nānotwi.’ During every …

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