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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 … Continue reading »

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The Twelve Shi’a Imams

This site gives a simple list of the Twelve Imams along with the Prophet Muhammad and Lady Fatima as the Infallible people revered in Shi’ism. There is also a brief description of the first three Imams, Ali, Hasan, and Husayn as greatly respected helpers of the Prophet. http://shiastudies.org/article/who-are-the-12-imams   This article gives a detailed description … Continue reading »

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The Kurdish Language(s)

The first link gives a brief description of Kurdish, which is part of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family, and was developed between 4,000 and 2,000 years ago (paragraph 1). The dialect of Kurmanji is spoken mainly in Turkey and the former Soviet states and written with either the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet … Continue reading »

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