Tag: OTTOMAN

World Cup Group B & the Battle of the Three Kings

The FIFA World Cup's Group B echoes a major event in world history, recalls Z A Rahman

When the West Glorified Islam

“We are much taken with moral outsides, whereby the Turks exceed Christians; for they are more modest in their conversation generally than we...”

In Defence of Fahreddin Pasha, the “Defender of Madinah”

Z A Rahman brings some historical background to the recent smearing of Fahreddin Pasha by UAE's foreign minister...

100 Years of Balfour: Between One Promise & Another

The Balfour Centenary can be good news for Palestine, argues Ahmed Hammuda...

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Turkey prides about Palestine’s Ottoman Era amidst Israeli remarks

On Wednesday, Turkish parliament critically responded and condemned some Israeli statements made in reference to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a series of statements in response to Erdogan’s comments on Masjid Al-Aqsa. In a Tweet on the 25th of July at 11:31am,

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Erdogan: Israelis carelessly pollute the gardens of al-Aqsa

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey and the term President of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation has made a series of remarks condemning the unsubstantiated oppression on the worshippers in the 3rd sanctuary (Haram) and 1st Qibla (direction of prayer) of the Muslims – Masjid al-Aqsa –

The Lasting Legacy of Islam in Malta

  Many today question whether Islām and Muslims have a place in Europe. Yet not many of us know that Muslims ruled not only Spain but other countries in Europe like Portugal, southern France, parts of Italy, Greece and Albania. Among them was the Mediterranean island of Malta. The Invitation

Victory for Turkey, Victory for Islam

Of the few places in the world that celebrate their own leaders, Turkey is one of them. In any corner of Istanbul, the general sentiment is contentment at the remarkable achievements of the ruling party, rightly in power, as it regained its majority by a landslide of 49.4% on the

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Lionhearted diplomacy: the remarkable reign of Alp Arslan

Sultan Alp Arslan was a just, generous, and pious leader; the lion of Manzikert, he was a warrior who performed a key role in overcoming Byzantine attacks on Muslim lands.

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Turkish election: a humbling victory for Islam

Of the few places in the world that celebrate their own leaders, Turkey is one of them. In any corner of Istanbul, the general sentiment is contentment at the remarkable achievements of the leading party, rightly in power, reelected on the 7th of June 2015 for a fourth term, having never lost