Archive | February 2011

Festivals and Events in Islam – Amalgam

Today, this date marks the noble birth of Muhammad (PBUH – Muhammad was born in Mecca 570 years AJC Celebrating the Prophet’s birth was not known in the early years of Islamic history. This feast was established in the eleventh century in Egypt. Some see it as an innovation, but now it’s a national holiday in most Arab and Muslim countries), date of birth as all the messengers of God on earth. Read More…

Inside Arab and Muslim Nations

Recent public revolution movements in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Jordan, remind us the otherwise when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Iran of trying to insitate new conflicts in the Middle East, Arab and Muslim nations should first consider the Ottoman Sultan Selim the Grim. In 1512, Selim came to power by overthrowing his father and murdering his brothers and nephews to eliminate possible pretenders to the throne. Even though he was a skilled politician, Selim was very fond of fighting and instigating wars. Selim, who expanded the leadership branch of Sunni Islam, conquered the Safavid Empire in Persia, known for its Shia Islam. He then attacked and defeated other Islamic regions and kingdoms throughout Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and North Africa.

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