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Jerusalem was recaptured 830 years ago by Salahuddin

This is how Salahuddin retook Jerusalem and shook the world. Salahuddin Yusuf Ibn Ayyub is no doubt one of history’s greatest heroes. Both Muslims and non-Muslims alike praise his amazing accomplishments, as well as his shining qualities of bravery, generosity, and justice. From among his astonishing conquests, the capturing of Jerusalem from the crusaders is one that changed the history …

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Why a Muslim woman safeguards Jewish history for all Moroccans

WHY WE WROTE THIS If history shapes identity, then shared history is a cherished resource in today’s world. For Zhor Rehihil, Muslim curator of the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the shared past provides a path to a better future. Zhor Rehihil walks past a green-cloth-wrapped ancient Torah, ornamental brass lamps, and prayer books she has watched over for more than …

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Respected Islamic scholar Dr M.A.M.Shukry Left a legacy for next generation

Dr M.A.M Shukry By Latheef Farook Around mid-1970s respected Sri Lankan Islamic scholar Dr M.A.M.Shukry spoke on the significance of Ramadan at an Ifthar party organized by the Muslim Majlis of Law College. He dealt with every aspect of Ramadan, from modern point of view, citing verses from Holy Quran in Arabic providing English translation. It was a very enlightening …

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Latiff receives 5th-degree black belt Taekwondo from Korea

STF Commandant Senior DIG M.R Latiff receives the 5th-degree black belt in Taekwondo, an honorary title from the Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters in South Korea.Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka, Heon Lee presented the title to the Commandant at the Korean house. Taekwondo national head coach Master Lee, SP A.M.A.L. Abeykoon and ASP H.R. Kamal Fernando …

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5 of the most influential Black Muslims in history

In celebration of Black History Month, this week we are dedicating content to celebrate Black Muslims. Black Muslims have been an integral part of Islam’s growth since the very beginning. In that spirit, here are just 5 of the most influential Black Muslims in history. 1. Bilal Al-Habashi Bilal, the great companion of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), began his life …

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