Author Archives: sohail

Zunairah al-Rumiya

Zunairah al-Rumiya was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. She was among the slaves freed by Abu Bakr. Zunairah was a concubine of the Banu Makhzum and a slave of ...

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Abu Ayyub al-Ansari

Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (died 674) — born Khalid bin Zayd bin Kulayb in Yathrib — hailed from the tribe of Banu Najjar and was a close companion, sahaba of Muhammad. ...

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Qais Abdur Rashid

Qais Abdur Rashīd or Qais Abdul Rasheed is said to be, in post-Islamic lore, the legendary founding father of the ethnic Afghans, also known as Pashtuns. There are doubts about ...

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New China virus: Death toll rises amid epidemic fear

As the recent outbreak of the new virus in China has been confirmed in four other countries, the death toll from contagious virus has risen to nine in its country ...

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Haftar’s militias bomb Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

Libyan government forces announced on Wednesday that the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar bombed the Mitiga International Airport in the capital Tripoli, in a new breach of the Jan. 12 ...

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Addas

Addas was a young Christian slave boy who lived in Taif, a mountainous area south of Mecca, during the times of Muhammad. Originally from Nineveh, supposedly he was the first ...

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Education in Guinea

The literacy rate of Guinea is one of the lowest in the world: in 2010 it was estimated that only 41% of adults were literate (52% of males and 30% ...

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Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (born 29 January 1945), or as he is often known, IBK, is a Malian politician who has been President of Mali since 2013. Previously he was Prime ...

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Islam in Mali

Muslims currently make up approximately 95 percent of the population of Mali. The majority of Muslims in Mali are Malikite Sunni, influenced with Sufism. Ahmadiyya and Shia branches are also ...

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Religion in Mali

Mali is an Islamic society. Almost all people from Mali are Muslims An estimated 95 percent of Malians are Muslim, mostly Sunni belonging to Maliki school of jurisprudence influenced with ...

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