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The last sermon of Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) delivered his last sermon (Khutbah) on the ninth of Dhul Hijjah (12th and last month of the Islamic year), 10 years after Hijrah (migration from Makkah to Madinah) in the Uranah Valley of mount Arafat. His words were quite clear and concise and were directed to the entire humanity. After praising, and thanking Allah …

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The History And Great Importance of Islamic Months

Monthly calendars play a vital role in scheduling of time and important events in lives of their respective followers. There are many kinds of almanacs made from people of different religions and regions for sake of knowing about specific traditions, occasions and holidays etc. like Gregorian (Christian), Chinese and Hijri (Islamic) calendars. All of such charts are based on the …

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UN: Yemen on the brink of ‘starvation and death’

SANAA, Yemen: The United Nations and more than 20 aid groups said Thursday that the Arab coalition’s tightening of a blockade on war-torn Yemen could bring millions of people closer to “starvation and death.” The announcement comes a day after the U.N.’s humanitarian chief warned that unless the coalition lifts its blockade the nation will face “the largest famine the …

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Story of Kaaba’s Cloth: Al-Kiswah By Rym Ghazal

Yearly, monthly, daily, hourly, worshippers from around the world meet at the heart of Islam, the Kaaba. Positioned inside ­Mecca’s Grand Mosque, the ­Kaaba is Bait Allah, or the House of God, and represents the qiblah, the direction that Muslims face to perform their five-times-daily prayers. One of the greatest venerations for the Kaaba is the amount of care, respect, …

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How the British Divided Up the Ottoman Empire

 By Firas AlKhateeb The development of the modern nation states throughout the Arab world was a heartbreaking process. About 100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate. Today, the political map of the Arab world looks like a very complex jigsaw puzzle. A complex and intricate course of events in the 1910s brought about the end of …

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