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Why Muslims See the Crusades So Differently from Christians

SHAFAQNA - The following interview was conducted by History.com in order to shed some light on how Muslims look upon a rather contentious chapter of our world history. It’s often said that winners dictate history. Not so for the…

Here's How Black Muslims Lifted Europe out of the Dark Ages

SHAFAQNA - At the height of the Spanish inquisition, 408 years ago, in 1609 King Phillip III of Spain signed an order that essentially led to the ethnic cleansing of Muslims from the European country. In Western narratives, the Moors have…

Dunkirk, the War and the Amnesia of the Empire

SHAFAQNA - Two and a half million soldiers drawn from Britain’s empire in South Asia fought in World War II. But they are missing from many British commemorations and accounts of the war — an absence reinforced by Christopher Nolan’s new…

History: How African Muslims “Civilized Spain”

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SHAFAQNA - Today marks the anniversary of the end of nearly 700 years of African Muslim rule over Spain, Portugal and Southern France. Four hundred and eight years ago today King Phillip III of Spainsigned an order, which was one of the…

Protecting religious sites - History and Faith cannot be battlegrounds

SHAFAQNA - “We are not makers of history. We are made by history” -  Martin Luther King, Jr. What is History but the compounded echo of our consciousness, the one anchor that makes us whole, and above all link us to a time long gone…

Syria and Siffien – Thoughts on the Repetition of History

SHAFAQNA - In His Name, the Most High Over the last couple of weeks, indeed since the illegal invasion and attack on Syria various rumours and games have been in play.  When this subject is discussed, it needs to be done so with responsibility…

Oldest human fingerprint found in Kuwait

SHAFAQNA - A joint team of excavators have discovered a 7,300-year-old human finger print in Al-Sabiyya area, northern Kuwait, Kuna reported on Saturday. Arts and Letters (NCCAL) announced on Friday that the fingerprint was found on a…

The lost history of early Muslim Americans

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SHAFAQNA  - Islam can seem like a newcomer to the religious landscape of the country. Today uttering “Muslim American” conjures images of recent immigrants from the Middle East. But, as Michael A. Gomez explained in a 1994 paper, Muslims…

Zionism - History and Origins

SHAFAQNA - If Europe has long declared its loyalty to secularism, claiming “á corps et á cris” that democracy requires a clear separation of powers for the will, and welfare of the people to be truly expressed and manifested, the Old…

Exploring the Zionist-(Salafist)-Muslim Alliance – by Michael Hoffman

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE  WORLD SHIA FORUM - As Salafist/Wahhabist Saudi theology proceeds to commissar the Sunnis by means of ISIS recruitment, and while their Muslim victims among the Shiites are marginalized, Israeli Zionism and…

Islamic History - Should we take offense when History is debated?

SHAFAQNA - There has been a long standing debate within the Islamic world that certain events of our history - Islamic history that is, ought not to be discussed over fears parties will take offense, and seek reprisals onto those they perceived…

UN Special Rapporteurs: Government of Bahrain Persecutes "Baharna" & "Ajam", Erases their Traces from National Heritage & History

SHAFAQNA - Three UN Special Rapporteurs addressed in a letter to the Bahraini Government "concerning" information about alleged patterns of continuous discrimination against Shia citizens (mainly Baharna and Ajam), which have been taking place…

Allama Sheikh Bahai ( PART 1 )

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SHAFAQNA- Name: Sheik Mohammed bin Hassan al Harthi Jeehi Amili Bahai Born  : Thursday, 17 Moharram 953 H/1547 A.D.   At: Jabal Amil, Lebanon Died   :  12 Shawwal 1031H               Age: 78 Years         In:…

Kyrgyzstan still burying the past 100 years after Urkun

SHAFAQNA - A century ago today, Tsar Nicholas II issued a decree to draft farmers, herders and nomads in central Asia into the Russian army to fight on the front in eastern Europe. The conscription order came at a time that was vital for the…

WW2 - Desperate refugees find solace in Persian hospitality

SHAFAQNA - In September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II. As part of Germany’s nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union, eastern Poland was occupied and annexed by the USSR. Approximately 1.25…

Pre-Islamic Arabia - The days of ignorance in Mecca

SHAFAQNA - In pre-Islamic days, that Muslims call the Days of ignorance, the religious background of the Arabs was pagan, and basically animistic. Through Moon, Sun, Stars, Planets, Animals, wells, trees, stones, caves, springs, and other natural…

Bronze Age settlement dubbed ‘Peterborough Pompeii’ due to amazing preservation

SHAFAQNA - Archaeologists found complete roundhouses, pots containing meals and clothes hastily abandoned in the ruins of the site at Must Farm Quarry near Whittlesey. A British Bronze Age settlement, captured in time at the very moment…