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Author Archives: samuelgoad

Act of Ignorance at Al Aqsa Branch in Philadelphia

Earlier this week in Philly, a Branch of the Al Aqsa Mosque of Jerusalem received an unwelcomed gift on their front door, a slaughtered pigs head. While no damage was done, there have been increasingly suspicions reports from Mosques across the United States which have been inspired in part by the attacks in Paris last … Continue reading »

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Qur’anic Views on Dancing for Muslims

Doing some research into the Topic of Islam’s rules on dancing, I found an interesting Q&A website with Tafsir from prominent Sunni scholars. From the article, the author, Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, a Sunni Salafi cleric denounces music and dance because it provokes physical desires and whims. I’d have to warn anyone wanting to read … Continue reading »

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France’s Anti-Muslim laws could have inspired the attacks.

When I first heard that Paris was the target of radical Islamic attack, I was at a bit of a loss for why. When the United States asked the U.N. for support, France was among one of the countries that attempted to block the Coalition from starting the Iraq War, so why would Isis target … Continue reading »

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Yemenese Historical Sites Destroyed by Houthis

While news of Isis’s campaign to destroy ancient religious and historical sites is posted all over the news, there is a less well known struggle to preserve Yemen’s sites of cultural importance from the Civil war. In the city of Aden, which had been home to Jews, Muslims and Christians who lived in peace, the … Continue reading »

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Maqbara-i Tekesh, Tekish’s Mausoleum in Kunya Urgench, Turkmenistan

http://archnet.org/sites/5019 Maqbara-i Tekesh,the Mausoleum of the Khwarizmi Shah Tekish built during the Golden Age of Islam around 1200 A.D. in modern day Kunya Urgench, Turkmenistan. It stands as one of the final achievements of the Khwarazmian dynasty which would be completely destroyed by the Tatars under Mongol rule in 1221. al-Athir wrote of Shah Tekish’s … Continue reading »

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