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History…What does that word really mean?

 

Where & What is the Middle East Today?

 

Historical Myths and Historical Facts The Israeli-Palestinian Story

 

How does the governance of the UN and its decision making bodies affect its independance

 

Deficiencies in the Internal Structure of the UN affecting its Independency

 

Palestine Through History

 

The Berber-Muslim Cooperation

  The Enlightenment Era, Antisemitism and the Fall of Muslim Spain
  Jerusalem Massacres by the Crusades - The Curse of the Ifidel
 

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Questions such as why human beings were created, and why certain events occur as opposed to others, and why someone had to die and not another, can not be answered by the human mind in and of itself. A simple reason is the fact that human beings are not even able to uncover the mysteries of their own brain! The human mind is only able to identify existing rules, which Allah has put in nature, and use them to come up with new connections. That is why Allah,

  the One and Only Perfect Creator of the universe, has sent messengers, Prophets (peace be upon them all) since the beginning of time, from among the best of human beings, to guide human beings…
 

The Berber-Muslim Cooperation

 

Excerpt from: Ira M. Lapidus (2002). A History of Islamic Societies , Second Edition, Cambridge press.

Integration

“Arab-Islamic civilization in North Africa was based on the integration of Arab conquerors, Berber peoples, and Mediterranean cities. There were three zones of political and religious development-the desert margins and the mountain regions, Tunisia , and Morocco . Scattered throughout North Africa small principalities were founded by Muslim chieftains with Berber support.” (p.299)

Muslim rights Violated by Christian Conquests

“The Christian conquest of Granada in 1492 marked the beginning of the end of the Muslim population in Spain . While the treaty of surrender guaranteed Muslim religious liberty and property, in practice these rights were ignored. In 1501 Spanish law offered Muslims a choice between conversion and exile. Many Granadans became crypto-Muslims who tried to reconcile the secret practice of Islam with the outward profession of Christianity. In 1556 Arab and Muslim dress was forbidden, and in 1566 Philip II decreed that the Arabic language could no longer be used. Thus there emerged the aljamiado literature composed in Romance language but written in Arabic script and translating Arabic texts. Finally, in 1609 Philip III expelled the Muslims from Spain ……

In the long run, however, the Christian demand for religious homogeneity led to the forced assimilation or expulsion of the Jewish and Muslim populations.” (p.319)

For more information about the relationship between Muslims and Crusades, please visit this detailed documentary:

“When Muslims Ruled Europe ”