History

Those People from the Past

It was while researching the genealogy of my maternal ancestors that I stumbled upon a burgher lady named, Ms Pompeus, who was supposed to have been the Governess who taught English, Reading, and Piano, to my maternal grandma’s father, MLMH Shareef, and his siblings, Sakeena and Haseena. The Marikar Haji family members belonged to the “Jemmi” ootar (family group) in those …

Read More »

Muslims vs The Vikings┇The Unknown History

For centuries, the Vikings were renowned for roaming the world and covering large distances.. Evidence pertaining to the Vikings converting was recorded by the 16th century geographer Amin Razi. Speaker: Dr. Umar Faruq

Read More »

A Short History of the Moors

  Granada, the word in Spanish means pomegranate, a fruit brought to Spain by Moslem tribes from North Africa, in the 8th century. They were known as the Moors and they came to Europe from what is now known as Morocco. For nearly 800 years the Moors ruled in Granada. And for nearly as long in a wider territory of …

Read More »

Iraq has an incredibly rich and unique history. – 5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know Were Invented In Iraq Cody Austin

Iraq has an incredibly rich and unique history. Istanbul, Rome, Paris, New York, Tokyo—centers of culture rise and fall, but there’s only one Cradle of Civilization, and that’s what we today call Iraq. A long time ago, back before this region was carved into suspiciously straight lines, Iraq was a bastion of culture and innovation. When Alexander the Great conquered the …

Read More »

The Kiswa: The story behind the covering of the holy Kaaba

The Kiswa: The story behind the covering of the holy Kaaba

MAKKAH: On behalf of King Salman, Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal on Wednesday handed over the Kaaba Kiswa (black cloth) to the senior caretaker of the Kaaba, Saleh bin Zain Al-Abidin Al-Shaibi. The Kiswa will be replaced on the ninth day of the month of Dul Hijjah, following in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions.

Read More »
RSS
Follow by Email
YouTube
YouTube