Saladin Biography

This clip gives a biography of Salah al-Din/ Saladin the military leader of the Kurdish origin who retook Jerusalem from the crusaders in 1187.

-Lauren Olivia James

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Hate for Sufis

In this article it talks about hatred toward Sufis in Egypt. There was a bombing to a sufi mosque and it was done due the differing views on religion and for Sufis different mystical ideals.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/world/middleeast/sufi-muslim-explainer.html

 

-Lauren Olivia James

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855th Birthday of Chinggis Khan

This video displays the use of the horsetail banners on the day of Mongolian National Pride which falls on the birthday of the Mongolian Empires founding father, Chinggis Khan. The white banners were used in the era of the Mongolian Empire to signify a time of peace.

– Sean Ingraham

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The Mahdi and the return of Jesus

http://www.discoveringislam.org/sunni_mahdi.htm

This site offers a brief explanation of the Sunni view on the Mahdi and his role in the end times. It also elaborates on Jesus return and victory over the “anti-Christ.” The tab about signs before the Mahdi provides interesting information and predictions based on a numerical study of the Quran which focuses on the numbers and words to find a deeper meaning and predict the future.

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Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

 

https://nyti.ms/2jEx3uj

 

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German soldier charged with planning to kill top politicians in fake Islamist attacks

“A German soldier was charged on Tuesday with plotting to kill senior politicians because of their support for refugees and trying to make it look like asylum seekers carried out the murders.”
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US: NY attack suspect’s family ‘outraged’ by police actions

 

The family of Akayed Ullah is unhappy with allegations against their son and the treatment of minors in connection with NYPD investigations.

 

 

http://muslimnews.co.uk/news/human-rights/us-ny-attack-suspects-family-outraged-police-actions/#.WjCCv-uVwFQ.mailto

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Mongol Rule in Russia

This video contains a segment in which the period of mongol rule over Russia is discussed. It gives an overview of how the Mongols conquered Kiev and how they subjugated the Russian princes. They allowed the princes to continue to rule as long as they paid tribute to the Mongol leaders. It also discusses the rise of Moscow during this time, which was due to Russian migration north east to escape the Mongols. The princes in Moscow accepted Mongol rule and so the city was protected, meaning that many people moved there.

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How to Whirl

So it may look like whirling would make you dizzy or vomit, but not if you start slowly. There are three stages of whirling. The first stage is 45 min where you start with your eyes open and slowly turn, after 15 min go faster. The 2nd stage is 15min and you fall to the ground and have your belly button towards the floor with your eyes closed. The last stage is celebration where you can either join the party or sit. Afterwards drink lots of water.

http://www.oshoworld.com/newsletter/august08/pdf/14_Osho_Whirlin_Meditation.pdf

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Shrine of Rumi, Konya

This article discusses the shrine dedicated to “Mevlana” Jalaj al-Din Rumi, his life, and his contributions to the Islamic world, as well as the world wide poetry community. This article details the influential moments in his life that greatly affected his teaching as well as talking about his legacy and the rituals that are still preformed today by his followers in his memory. 

https://sacredsites.com/middle_east/turkey/shrine_of_rumi_konya.html

-Anna Turcott

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