History

Saudis Turn Mecca into Vegas

Historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls, reports Jerome Taylor

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September 29, 2011

Battle: 1757

By Anwarul Islam We’ve all heard the cliché: ‘A shot heard around the world.’ It refers to the start of the revolutionary war in 1775 that gave birth to United States of America.  In June 23 of 1757, about eighteen years before that shot, a similar incident of epic significance occurred in a not-so-known battlefield […]

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September 22, 2011

The Father of Invention

The 79-year-old Jandali has deliberately kept his distance from the media.What is known about him lacks detail, and is both one-sided and a source of curiosity at the same time. Here is his story as Jandali himself told it to Al-Hayat.

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September 1, 2011

Pentagon Transcripts, Official Records Belie ‘The 9/11 Commission Report’

Hard evidence exists that American Airlines Flight 77 did not strike the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 — the laws of science refute the official account of 9/11

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September 1, 2011

The Informants

The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?

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September 1, 2011

In Libya, the Cellphone as Weapon

When Muammar Gaddafi’s government shut off the cellphone network in Misrata in the early days of Libya’s uprising, it wanted to stop rebel forces communicating with each other. But the power of a modern phone goes beyond its network.

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August 25, 2011

Farouk El Baz

Farouk El Baz

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July 14, 2011

Before You Judge, Stand in Her Shoes

The same leaders whose theft and mismanagement have kept so many Guineans poor in the decades since independence from France, in 1958, have also been ferociously violent, massacring as many as 186 unarmed demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in 2007, and at least 157 demanding the same in 2009.

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July 14, 2011

Fazlur Rahman Khan

Muslim scientists of the 20th century

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June 23, 2011

Ali Javan

For the first time in 1960, his gas laser produced a continuously operating laser light.

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June 16, 2011

20th Century Muslim Scientists — Sameera Moussa

Sameera Moussa was born on March 3, 1917 in Egypt. She was an outstanding Egyptian scientist. In 1939 she graduated from Cairo University with Bachelor of Science degree in radiology .

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May 12, 2011

Origins of the Poisoning of the Western Mind Against Islam

The traumatic experience of the Crusades gave Europe its cultural awareness and its unity; but this same experience was destined henceforth also to provide the false colour in which Islam was to appear to Western eyes…

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April 25, 2011

Dr. Mahmoud Hessaby

Dr. Mahmoud Hessaby was born in Tehran in 1903. His family moved to Beirut, Lebanon in 1907. He received religious instructions and studied Persian literature from his devoted and learned mother. Memorized the Holly Qur’an by heart at an early age and read the great poetry of Hafez, Sa’adi and Ferdowsi when he was just a teenager.

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April 21, 2011

The Caliphs Gave News Services and Postal Systems to the World

A look at the growth of science, technology, and civic structures under the Ottoman Khilafah

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April 14, 2011

Press Release: Remembering Deir Yassin

For Palestinians, 9th of April is imprinted in their collective memory.

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April 14, 2011

Japan and the Islamic Response

Northern California, where I lived endured the loss of two harbors — a large inlet for largely pleasure craft in Santa Cruz, and a fishing harbor at Crescent City near the Oregon border.

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March 17, 2011

How Japan Became a Leader in Disaster Preparation

Having survived the quake of 1923, the utter the devastation of World War II and, later, in 1995, the earthquake in Kobe, the country has done more than most when it comes to disaster preparedness.

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March 17, 2011

Mother of a Muslim Patriot: Mohammad Salman Hamdani

My son, Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23, was a first responder an NYPD Cadet to be killed that day at the WTC and how his noble actions and sacrifice was turned into a story of speculations, based on his Muslim faith, still boils my blood.

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March 17, 2011

Hamza Yusuf: On Libya

Ghaddafi reminds me of Shakespeare’s tyrant, Richard III: conniving, mutant, dark, and absolutely cruel, with no concern for his family, friends, or companions, let alone the people he rules over

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March 17, 2011

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