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How Did Islam Spread in India?

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Source: lostislamichistory.com

Today, there are over 500 million Muslims throughout the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), making it one of the largest population centers of Muslims in the world. Since Islam first entered India, it has contributed greatly to the area and its people. Today, numerous theories about how India came to be such a largely Muslim land exist. Politically, some (such as the Hindutva movement in India) try to make Islam seem foriegn to India, by insisting it only exists because of invasions by Arab and Persian Muslims. The truth, however, is far from that.

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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: This World Is An Illusion (Video)

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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: This World Is An Illusion (Video)

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Turns Out ISIS Twitter Propagandist Is A Fake (Video)

info-pictogram1 Prominent ISIS fanboy and Twitter propagandist @ShamiWitness has been unmasked by the UK’s Channel 4 News as a Bangalore-based marketing exec. Is he an expert, a hypocrite or honeypot for ISIS fighters? Either way, the Bangalore police have launched a probe and he insists he “won’t resist arrest” if they come for him.

Documentary: 101 East – We built this city (Video)

After Singapore’s first riot in decades, locals ask hard questions about the migrant worker abuse.

info-pictogram1 On the night of December 8, 2013, paramedics rushed to the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood, where tens of thousands of South Asian workers socialise on their day off.

Little did anyone expect the situation to escalate into a bloody riot, Singapore’s first in more than 40 years.

Foreign workers power Singapore’s booming economy, forming a fifth of Singapore’s 5.3 million population, mostly in low-paying jobs that locals avoid.

The accident had occurred after construction worker Sakthivel Kumaravelu, a 33-year-old labourer from India, was stopped from boarding a bus ferrying migrant workers back to their dormitories. The bus ran over and killed him as he chased after it and fell.

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Granddaughter of Ottoman Sultan smashes stereotypes with novel

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Source: dailysabah.com

A strong, Muslim Indian woman who stands against British colonialists in 19th century India is the central focus of the latest novel by the granddaughter of Ottoman Sultan Murad V. Kenize Mourad’s “In the City of Gold and Silver”, tells the story of Begum Hazrat who stands bravely against the East India Company, but is eventually forced into exile in Nepal. Begum is an orphan and aspiring poet who gains the attention of the Indian ruler and finally becomes his wife. From this powerful position, Begum is a principal figure that leads the uprising against British colonialist in India.

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14 of the Oldest Mosques in the World

Source: sacredfootsteps.org

14 mosques established in the first 150 years of Islam, after the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) migrated to Madina:

1. Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria: 96 years after migration (AH)

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The site of the Umayyad Mosque was originally a Christian church and a Roman temple prior to that. After the Muslim conquest of Syria, the church was converted into a mosque. Caliph Walid I, who oversaw its conversion, radically altered the layout of the building- a project that was completed in 715. Parts of the outer wall today still date back to the original Roman temple of Jupiter. Inside, an edifice marks the spot where John the Baptist’s (Yahya ibn Zakariyya) head is thought to be buried. A plaque has also been placed above the spot where the head of Imam Husayn (may God be pleased with him) was put on display after he was martyred at Karbala.

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30 Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/happy-children-playing/

No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go.

Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow.

For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. For us adults, it’s important not to let our world-weary and jaded experience stifle our childish hopefulness and imagination!

INDONESIA

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Image credits: Gede Lila KantianaI Gede Lila KantianaIpoenk Graphic

RUSSIA

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Image credits: Elena ShumilovaСветлана Квашина

BURKINA FASO

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Image credits: Òscar Tardío

MYANMAR

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Image credits: Chan Kwok Hung

TAJIKISTAN

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Image credits: Damon Lynch

INDIA

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Image credits: Mukund ImagesSudharsan RavikumarSandee Pachetan

VIETNAM

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Image Credits: HT KëñShï

GHANA

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Image credits: Terry White

ESTONIA

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Image credits: Elika Hunt

THAILAND

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Image credits: Sarawut Intarob

SOUTH AFRICA

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Image credits: tinosoriano.comMuhammed Muheisen

PERU

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Image credits: Enrique Castro-Mendivil

ETHIOPIA

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Image credits: Csilla Zelko

ITALY

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Image credits: Michael Potyomin

USA

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Image credits: Jake Olson

INDONESIA #2

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Image Credits: Mio CadeHendrik PriyantoJames KhooRio Rinaldi Rachmatullah

UGANDA

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Image credits: John Van Den Hende

ROMANIA

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Image credits: Elena Simona Craciun

RUSSIA #2

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Image credits: Elena Shumilova

Christopher Columbus was discovered in 1492

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By: Abdullah Hakim Quick

In actuality he was lost and bumped into the Americas on his way to India. We should not celebrate “Columbus Day” as a time of discovery but a day of mourning over the millions of indigenous people who died during the subsequent conquest. May Almighty Allah, the Creator, the Great Spirit bring peace and justice back to the land and cure the mental and physical wounds of the oppressed people!