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Author Archives: naltikri

Shahab Ahmed, d. 2015

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-09-20/an-extraordinary-scholar-redefined-islam

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New Discovery

Early copy of the Qur’an discovered By Medievalists.net – November 17, 2014Posted in: News Researchers in Germany have discovered that a manuscript of Qur’an written between 20 and 40 years after the Prophet Muhammad’s death, making it one of the earliest copies of the Islamic holy book known to be in existence. Scholars at the … Continue reading »

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Mecca under threat: Outrage at plan to destroy the ‘birthplace’ of the Prophet Mohamed and replace it with a new palace and luxury malls

  According to the Gulf Institute, up to 95 per cent of the holy city’s millennium-old buildings have been destroyed Andrew Johnson Wednesday 12 November 2014 3K Print A A A The site in Mecca where the Prophet Mohamed is said to have been born is about to be “buried under marble” and replaced by … Continue reading »

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Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Genghiz Khan’s Tomb (?)

Archeology, Archeology, Asia, History, Science 6 November, 2014 Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Tomb of Genghis Khan Genghis1 Öndörkhaan| Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of many dozens of human corpses lying upon a large rudimentary stone structure. Forensic … Continue reading »

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Kurdish Genocide Task Force Urges Action Against IS

 Kurdish Genocide Task Force Statement has been issued urging international action against the “Islamic State”…

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Rumors of Saudi Plans to Remove Muhammad’s Tomb

In this Independent article, rumors appear to have floated that the Saudi government, who are officially claimed as “the protectors of the two holy shrines,” are considering removing the Prophet Muhammad’s tomb in Medina, and moving it to an anonymous spot in a nearby cemetery. If this happens, it could seriously divide the Muslim world … Continue reading »

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Op-Ed on Yarmouk Camp & Right of Return

Lessons from Yarmouk Every decade, another episode of dispossession and loss plays out for Palestinian refugees in troubled host countries. Last updated: 27 Feb 2014 10:01 Yousef Munayyer Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its educational programme, The Palestine Center. Prior to joining the Palestine Center, he served as a Policy … Continue reading »

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Qur’anic Textual Evolution

For those who are considering writing a paper on the evolution of the Qur’an as a text, this appears to be a great new publication for you: Qur’ans of the Umayyads: A First Overview

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Michael Cook on Why Muhammad Matters

How and Why Muhammad Made a Difference This is a lecture by Michael Cook to mostly journalists concerning the legacy of Muhammad and why he mattered. The link provided includes the Q&A session as well as the lecture, cut below:   May 22, 2006 How and Why Muhammad Made a Difference Key West, Florida Some … Continue reading »

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Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam’s history Authorities are building a mosque so big it will hold 1.6m people – but are demolishing irreplaceable monuments to do it

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