Author Archives: sohail

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir is a Mauritanian blogger and political prisoner. He was sentenced to death after he wrote an article critical of Islam and the caste system in Mauritania. ...

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Mauritania

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to ...

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Is it permissible to eat Fox?

Question: I heard that it is permissible to eat fox in the Shafi`i school. Is this correct even though it has fangs, what is the proof for this? Answer: Yes, ...

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Upper Yafa

Upper Yafa or Upper Yafa’i, officially State of Upper Yafa (Arabic: دولة يافع العليا‎ Daulat Yāfiʿ al-ʿUlyā), was a state in the British Aden Protectorate and the Protectorate of South ...

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Umm Kulthoom

After the death of Ruqayyah, the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, married his daughter Umm Kulthoom to `Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan, may Allaah be pleased with him. This is the reason ...

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Ruqayyah – The immigrant

`Uthmaan Ibn `Affaan, may Allaah be pleased with him, married her and they both migrated to Abyssinia when the polytheists were severely inflicting torture on the Muslims. `Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan, ...

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Zaynab Al-Kubra

She is the eldest daughter of the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam. Before Islam,she married her maternal cousin, Abu Al-`Aas Ibn Ar-Rabee’. After the prophethood, she, as well as her ...

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Yemen Vilayet

Yemen Vilayet was a first-level administrative division (vilayet) of the Ottoman Empire. At the beginning of the 20th century it reportedly had an area of 200,000 square kilometres (77,200 sq ...

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Ten Good Deeds

1. Sitting After Subuh Salah “Whomsoever prays Al-Ghadaa (Fajr) in congregation, then sits remembering Allah until sunrise, then prays two rak’ats of Salah has a complete reward of Hajj and ...

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International relations with Yemen

Beginning in the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union and China provided large-scale assistance. For example, China and the United States are involved with the expansion of the Sana’a International Airport. In ...

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