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This is what a Byzantine poet had to say about Hagia Sophia, one of the preeminent architectural marvel of Justinian’s reign and the masterpiece he built and the resources expended in making it a reality. #HagiaSophia #History #Byzantines #Ottomans #Istanbul #Constantinople
Moreover from a 12th century Greek Chronicler, Hagia Sophia’s gilded roof was a representation of: #History #HagiaSophia #Church #Mosque #Istanbul #Constantinople #Byzantine #Ottomans
Most of the Byzantine emperors were crowned in the Hagia Sophia and it was the symbol and heart of Constantinople where all its citizens amassed to pray, ask for God’s benevolence and during times of turbulence people thronged to it to seek His mercy and save the city.
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#My_Twitter_Rule 20/1
Our youth in a rush to create following on digital platforms. It is good start, but do they know what next. Having big following is just tool, unless one knew what to do with it, interest will die down after a while. Please read & learn who we (Muslims) are?
#My_Twitter_Rule 20/2
But read what? How to build #knowledge. #Information & Knowledge are two different things. Use Authentic sources, Introspection, Deliberation & Exchanges brings #Wisdom to the discourse.
Starting point is always #Quran! Read once translation & commentary....
#My_Twitter_Rule 20/3
Quran is a biggest gift of Allah, a guide, a constitution & a Hidaya. THAWAB is not its primary purpose!
Prophet SAW biography. He is a leader, head of state, a commander, peace maker, Mercy to mankind, role model (husband, father neighbor an orphan himself)
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I am reading Ahmed El Shamsy’s recent book on the impact of #printing on modern discourses on #Islamic scholarship. Like his previous book, it is extremely readable and insightful. I will post some questions and intriguing passages from the chapters that interest me most./1
In the introduction, the author tells us that he will cover the 19th c. which saw the marginalisation of the classical Islamic work, the adoption of printing & rebirth of the classical heritage. Muslim reformers reasserted the classical tradition to undermine the postclassical./2
I think ch. 1 will be the most interesting for me: it names two key factors in the marginalisation of the classical works: "the dramatic decline of traditional libraries and the voracious appetites and deep pockets of European collectors of Arabic books."(p.6)/3
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A passion piece for me, tracing the origins of #Pakistan #Turkiye brotherhood.

Nowadays, when public affinity for #Turkish TvShow #ErtugrulGhazi
is the rage in #Pakistan.

I’ve attempted to trace the historical events that helped develop these bonds.

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Be it #Turkish support to #Pakistan when it comes to the Kashmir dispute or other international issues, #Pakistanis are well aware of the fact that, #Turkey goes out of its way to stand by #Pakistan.

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But to understand this bond of brotherhood, and how it developed over a period of a 100 years we need to take a deeper look at the instances in our own history, when #Pakistanis as a people went out of our way to stand by the #Turks.

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1. A little bit of deconstruction is needed on the topic of Greek War of Independence. The events that caused to Greek Independence is the "first armed intervention" on humanitarian grounds in the world history --->
2. The spark ignited the fuse leading to “Greek Revolution” (called in Greece) was the French Revolution and its enlightenment principles. It was then that “the Neo-Hellenic Englightment” was spawned which saw Ottoman rule as unacceptable and the Greeks being “in chains”...
3. ... even though the educated #Romioi were prospering, with #Phanariots ( quasi-Aristocracy in #Constantinople) holding state positions, despite being a subject people, the “Rum millet”.
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1️⃣ This kind of anarchist behavior is totally unacceptable. Societies and states fall apart and turn into failure without controlling the interests and the disadvantages.

Peace be upon you. 🌹❤️😊

#ThinkArabian
Cc: @maitelsadany
2️⃣ #Iraq #Syria #Libya #Yemen are examples can benefit sane order people not the anarchists who have no limits, no values, nothing but insanity, ignorance and vanity with identity disorder.

They even don’t who they are.
3️⃣ Because you read some books or moved from Middle East or anywhere one Earth to settle in Washington, London, Paris or Berlin, doesn’t mean that you have authority to change states and societies that they’re there before your daddy and mommy have been born.

#ThinkArabian
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