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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.

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Basic Facts on the Palestine Issue By Dr Mohsen M. Saleh

This booklet seeks to present an intensified and concise database, on which an Islamic understanding of the Palestine issue is built. It gathers all the information, facts, fundamentals and concepts that the author believes are indispensable to those who deal with the Palestine issue. It is a concise book that is too small to include details or endnotes. Despite all …

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Multi-cultural freedom in Slave Island by Dishan Joseph

Beira Lake and Colombo skyline The city of Colombo is being beautifully transformed. Its skyline is marked with high rise towers. Over the centuries Colombo City has boldly withstood the victories and vicissitudes of life. She stands strong like a grand old lady, adapting to the digitally dominated lifestyle of her citizens. As we know we are bestowed with 15 …

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