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Egypt, Morocco Ban Exodus Film

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Source: onislam.net

CAIRO – The Hollywood biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” has been banned in Egypt and Morocco over historical inaccuracies and “depicting Allah”, sparking controversy in the North African Muslim countries.

“This totally contradicts proven historical facts,” the Egyptian culture minister, Gaber Asfour, was quoted by Agence France Presse (AFP).

“It is a Zionist film.

“It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies and that’s why we have decided to ban it.”

According to Asfour, the film that claims that “Moses and the Jews built the pyramids” is rife with mistakes.

The decision to ban the movie followed a meeting of a committee that comprises the head of the supreme council for culture, Mohammed Afifi, the head of the censorship committee and two history professors.

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Top 5 Conspiracy Theories That Are True! (Video)

info-pictogram1 Abby Martin speaks with BTS producer Manuel Rapalo about a few of the most shocking US government conspiracies that turned out to be true.

Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 After the Islamic conquest of the Visigothic kingdom, the building was divided between the Muslims and Christians.

PALESTINE: WHY IS IT HAPPENING?

By: Sh. Mirza Yawar Baig

Source: http://muslimmatters.org/

We are all witness to what is happening in Palestine – deplorable, despicable, shameful, horrific and completely avoidable if only some good sense could prevail on all sides. Naturally we, the common people, Muslim or not, are anguished, perplexed and confused about why among those that have power, there is so much apathy and even active complicity with the aggressors and such a lack of sympathy for the oppressed.

Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) made laws of success and failure in this life. These are as foolproof and as incontrovertible as the laws of physics, also established by Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). These laws must also be learned and taken into account if you want to succeed. For example Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) said about being influential, victorious, powerful and leading people:

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History: How North Korea got this way (Video)

info-pictogram1 Vox’s Max Fisher explains the historical events that produced the bizarre, tragic North Korea we know today.

The Conversion of Iran to Twelver Shi’ism: A Preliminary Historical Overview

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Source: http://ballandalus.wordpress.com/

One of the most significant transformations that occurred in Islamic history, the legacy of which is apparent even in our own day, was undoubtedly the conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shi‘ism during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Although there have been other instances throughout Islamic history to bring about religious uniformity for political reasons—the Almohads in Iberia and North Africa being prime examples—the case of the Safavids in Iran is perhaps the only example where such a conversion of territory was both successful, in terms of both the scale of the project and its permanence. The end result was that an entire region of the Islamic world was placed under the exclusive dominion of a single sect, Twelver Shi‘ism, at the expense of others (Sunnism and Zaydi Shi‘ism).

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Lost Islamic History Book (Available now)

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Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia.

Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonisation of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world’s Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day.

Alkhateeb-3D-WebFiras Alkhateeb is an American researcher, writer and historian who specialises in the Islamic world. He completed his BA in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2010 and has since been teaching Islamic history at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. He founded and writes the website Lost Islamic History.

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Historical Images: 900,000 Palestinians Fleeing, Tens of Thousands of Jews Seizing their Homes (Video)

info-pictogram1 Historical images over 60 years old, showing the fleeing of Palestinians from their land, homes, and properties, which would then be immediately seized by migrating Jews. This video is an excerpt from a recent documentary series produced by Al-Manar Tv titled ‘If Hezbollah was Defeated’.