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Do elephants still use the various gates in Old Hyderabad? Yes, they do! On Ashoora or the 10th of Muharram (1st month of the Hijri calendar), public mourning for the death of Prophet Mohammed (saws)'s grandsons, called the Maatam or Azadari takes place in the Old City...
...It's practiced by the Shia community. Alam (flags) are significant symbolic objects kept in the Badshahi Ashoorkhana through the year and brought out for the mourning rituals to be carried in processions along a fixed route. The largest Alam in Hyderabad is Bibi ka Alam...
...Though the Shia community is comparatively small in terms of population, they've always had a historical presence in Hyderabad, which has been inclusive and pluralistic society. The Maatam is very well-organized and all precautions are taken for security and emergency needs...
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...first a warning: if you're the kind who gets yourself offended because you didn't get a joke, you may want to go read something else for the next couple of days.
(I also have a pretty controversial eponymous magazine.) But trust me, I'm not an anti-national!
I’m an architect with a BArch from CSIIT Secunderabad (the twin city that Hyderabad absorbed) and an MArch in Architecture + Urbanism from the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association, London. Though my practice is very much driven by technology and experimentation... passion also remains deeply-rooted in history and built heritage. Studying architecture in Hyderabad was a unique learning experience that was as valuable outside of the studio (if not more so) as within...
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1/ This morning's Islamic History lecture @UniofOxford was on the Islamic West. We talked a lot about the #Berber "false prophets," incl. Salih ibn Tarif (ca. 8th c.), a mysterious figure from #Morocco who founded his own religion and possessed a Berber scripture (a "#Quran")
2/ Salih seems to have understood prophecy in vaguely Islamic terms, even though he was not a Muslim (or at least a conventional one). He claimed that #Quran 66:4 referred to him when it speaks of "the righteous of the faithful" (salih al-mu'minin)
3/ Salih seems to have inverted or altered several Islamic practices: his followers fasted in the month of Rajab but ate in #Ramadan; they prayed five times a day and five at night; and they were given to crying out, "Maggar yakush" in Berber ("God is great," الله أكبر)
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#Ramadan : La justice a donc autorisé la publication, ce mercredi, de «Devoir de vérité», le livre de Tariq Ramadan. L'occasion pour l'islamologue de se défendre des accusations de viol mais surtout de tenter de reconquérir les musulmans qu'il a «trahis».…
#Ramadan : La sortie de ce livre fait partie d'une offensive médiatique globale qui a commencé par l'interview sur BFM TV le 06/09 et se poursuivra vendredi par une «prise de parole» sur les réseaux sociaux. Pour l'occasion, un nouveau site Internet a même été créé.
#Ramadan : Le livre est truffé de références religieuses où le théologien bat sa coulpe. Exemple : « Innocent devant la justice des Hommes (…), je me [sais] coupable de bien des fautes et de nombreux manquements devant le tribunal de ma conscience ».
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Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) delivered his last sermon (Khutbah) on the ninth of Dhul Hijjah (12th and last month of the Islamic year), 10 years after Hijrah (migration from Makkah to Madinah) in the Uranah Valley of mount Arafat.
His words were quite clear and concise and were directed to the ENTIRE HUMANITY .
After praising, and thanking Allah he said:

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again.
Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.
O people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
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Unarguably, Islam is one of the fastest growing religions of the world, with over 1.8 billion adherents, according to Wikipedia statistics. It is a religion which preaches peace, sanity, humanness and goodness to all, no matter the differences.
This religion, notwithstanding its genuine nature and its message of peace, is seen as a threat. Since ages, the undiluted truth that Islam carries has always been a torn pricking the preachers of falsehood and taunting them each time they see an element of Islam in anyone or
anything. This brought about the enemies of Islam dragging Islam into the middle of controversies, but their plots has never for once prevailed, because Islam is not a controversial religion. The light of Islam can never be extinguished.

In seeing to the prevalence of Islam over
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#Israeli security forces allowed hundreds of #Israeli settlers to enter #alAqsa mousqe in #Jerusalem amid tension and clashes with #Palestinians in al Haram al sharif
Tension and clashes started when #Israeli settlers start singing inside the plaza of #alAqsa mousqe after being allowed to al haram al Shrif by #Israeli security forces, Shieak omar al Kaswani trying to stope them
The numbers of #Israeli settlers allowed was more than 700 settlers under the protection of Israeli security amid #Palestinians celebrating the last ten days of #Ramadan in #alAqsa mousqe in #Jerusalem
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My live update on the opening statements of the #OICMakkahSummit underway now.

#AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
King Salman: I thank President Erdogan for his leadership in previous session of the OIC Summit.

King Salman: #Palestinian issue remains the central question at the heart of OIC's work. We reject any illegal change in the status of Al-Quds/Jerusalem. The Palestinian people will receive our full support to achieve their legitimate rights.

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#Israeli army shoot and killed #Palestinian teenager Abdallah Geith, 16 years old from Hebron who was trying to enter #Jerusalem to pray in #alAqsa mosque in Jerusalem for the last Friday in #Ramadan , where hundreds of thousands of Palestinian attend the the Friday prayer
A second #Palestinian was shot and killed after he stabbed two #Israeli security forces in the old city of #Jerusalem , the Israeli security took his body and his name & age are not known , Israeli police says one of the officer stabbed by the #Palestinian is in serious condition
Hundreds of thousands of #Palestinians to attend the last Friday prayer in #Ramadan at #alAqsa mosque in the old city of #Jerusalem , #Israeli security forces deployed hundreds of security officers in the city .
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1. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
2. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼…
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1. #Houthis of #Yemen raised funds for #Hezbollah during the month of #Ramadan

It's not the first time. Yet many found the news surprising.

#Houthis' ties to #Hezbollah & #Iran are undeniable. This thread will clarify some misconceptions about this clandestine alliance.
2. First, let's begin with Houthi's recent fundraiser in #Yemen to support #Hezbollah.

Source for this? #Houthis OFFICIAL news agency.

The fundraiser started this month of Ramadan & is ongoing. Millions of Yemeni Riyals were collected for Hezbollah & Houthis' war in Yemen;
3.#Houthis used their Radio station to mobilize this multi-phase initiative to support the war. They managed to raise over 120 000 in one month. But they deemed the Hezbollah fundraiser "the most important stage of the fundraiser & a token of gratitude for #Hezbollah's help"
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Headed home to #Christchurch to run the marathon in honour of 51 people who can never run again.

I’ve designed my kit to reflect the love sent from Dubai (spot the neighbourhood mosque!) & some incredible Arabic calligraphy from the mother of a victim of the terror attacks
The calligraphy pieces are by renowned artist Janna Adnan Ezat. Janna's son Hussein Al-Umari was a victim of the massacre at Deans Ave; he died saving others. The family moved to #Christchurch from the UAE, where Janna was a famed artist - even designing a watch for Sheikh Zayed
In Arabic, this piece says: "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un", which means: "We belong to Allah and to Allah we shall return."
This is said upon hearing the news of the death of someone.
I’ve simply got the words “love” and “peace” in Arabic in the middle

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A Prayer For The Night

In these last nights of #Ramadan, gatherings unlike any other time of the year are taking place. We should make sure we are a part of them. (THREAD)
Gatherings are taking place in which no individual is turned away. The rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, young and old, male and female, skins of all color, complexions of every shade — gatherings that serve as reminders of and truly encompass the presence of the Divine.
No one is left out, and everyone is welcomed in.

Men and women from all walks of life remove from themselves the shackles of the material and for a moment seek to feed only their spirits.
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Where we used to live, I could hear her playing with her best friend just outside of my bedroom window.

She would say something to her in English.

Then I'd hear her best friend reply in...Arabic?

Having a full conversation that way.
#CaptivatingKat #7DaysOfKitKat
When my little one came back inside the house, I asked her, "When you two speak to each other, how do you know what she's saying? She's speaking in Arabic."

#MyGirl: No, she's not.

Me: Yes, she is baby. You never noticed she's not speaking English?

Y'all. She never noticed.😂
Oh, how I love that and love her and love children so!

Now as someone with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology, I know well that nonverbal and contextual cues could have aided their comprehension of each other.

BUT they were having a FULL CONVERSATION.
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Top opposition politicians in #Pakistan from multiple parties, led by #NawazSharif's #PMLN & #Zardari's #PPP, held iftar dinner of #Ramadan, in a message that they're united to topple Prime Minister #ImranKhan of #PTI just 8months after election. /1 #Thread
The meeting celebrated dynastic politics through the presence of #NawazSharif's daughter & #Zardari's son. Corruption cases & scandals is another thing that has united the Pakistani opposition. They're all facing two options: return corruption money or face jail time.
PM #ImranKhan remains popular despite trouble in his economic team (now resolved). The wealthy opposition is pumping huge money into psychological & disinformation wars against the govt & military to sow confusion. They partially succeeded thanks to weak govt counter strategy.
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I pray for the oppressed & #Flood -stricken people of #Iran, for our occupied homeland & for our country which is burning in the fire of repression, poverty & destruction.…
#Ramadan is the month of solidarity among people, so that people’s hearts could get closer during common rituals & they could love one another, & so that ill will, spite and discord promoted by the #Iran mullahs would no longer have any place among people.
In #Ramadan we remember the hungry and the poor, victims of floods & earthquake who have lost their homes under the mullahs’ rule, those who sell their kidneys out of extreme poverty, the workers & unemployed who cannot not afford to feed their children.
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Today, Virginia showed up!

It can be hard to knock doors when you're fasting for #Ramadan - a dry fast with no water until sunset.

So our interfaith partners showed up to help. Along with the unstoppable Sen. @JenniferBoysko, we launched our interfaith canvass.
Then we dispersed through the district to knock doors 'till the sun went down!

Our interfaith partners drove fasting Muslim volunteers door to door to ease their burden. Along the way, many new friendships were born. These women are forces of nature!
They live, walk, and breathe the idea of showing up. This is an example of the kind of Virginia we can build.

Thanks to Marilyn, Suzanne, Sandy, Pat, Linda, Farhan, Zaid, Gulshan, Uzma, Isra, Aya, Mohammed, and of course my better half Rabiah and our son Issa for showing up!
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Thread: Another overview amazing #Muslim *female* achievement.

Did you know the first university in the world was built by a Muslim woman approx 1200 years ago?

This is the story of Fatima Al-Fihiri (800–880 CE). #BadassWoman #twitterstorians

2. Daughter of a wealthy businessman, the family moved from Tunisia to Fez, Morocco during the rule of King Idriss II. When both her husband and father died, Fatima and her sister inherited a fortune.

They chose to spend their inheritance on building educational institutions.
3. In 859, Fatima built the Al-Qayrawan #Mosque, decorated in the Andalusian style with Kufic calligraphy (early style) engraved throughout. At 3,000 sq ft, it can fit 22,000 people.

She stacked it with Islamic works (Qur’ans, #Hadith collections, etc).
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Het is #Ramadan dus bij het #journaal liever een item over Islam-marketing dan meldingen van de bloedige aanslagen die zich vandaag hebben voorgedaan.
#journaal Zelfmoordaanslag in Kabul op Amerikaanse NGO:…
#journaal Zelfmoordaanslag op een sufi heiligdom in Lahore:…
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"..And whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.."(Quran 5:32)
And without realizing the MCU manifested the most heroic act a Muslim could do, saving Tony Starks life that one day on May 2, 2008, Ho Yinsen indirectly ends up saving the whole universe in 2023.
Yinsen led by example of Islam in terms of seeing the best in people. He knew Starks military involvement in foreign soil was the whole reason that he was in a terrorist camp, also likely why he lost his whole family yet he still spoke to Tony with respect.
He spoke to the side of Tony that wanted good for humanity. He patiently educated him on the what/where his weapons have been going and used for. He looks over Tony's mistakes.
"Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant"(Quran7:199)
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30 foundational Islamic principles reinforced in Ramadan:…

30) Killing a person unjustly is equivalent to killing all mankind. Life is a sacred blessing granted by the Creator, as such, no human-being is at liberty to unlawfully destroy it.
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29) With forbearance & patience wounded hearts are mended & all relationships are strengthened. Vengeance only perpetuates hate & bloodshed. So, forgive the one who transgresses against you; reach-out to the one who cuts you off; give to the one who deprives you…. #Ramadan
28) Speak good or maintain silence. The tongue is the primary vehicle through which ideas, affirmations, and objections of life are conveyed. No other organ in the human body is capable of building more relationships or destroying them more than the human tongue. #Ramadan
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And for those of you who don't speak/read Arabic: the Islamic month of #Ramadan begins today or tomorrow, depending. This thread contains a quick Q&A of common questions:
Q: What is Ramadan?
A: It's the September of the Muslim calendar. More relevant: during this month, able Muslim are expected to fast from Fajr prayer (~sunrise) until Magreb (~sunset). Fast means abstaining from consumption, for example in food and drink, and temptation.
Q: How long is Ramadan?
Ramadan can be 29 or 30 days. The Muslim calendar is a lunar calendar, so the start and end of Ramadan are commonly decided by sightings of the crescent after the new moon, or in some countries, calculations of lunar phases.
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As promise. Thread untuk filem Avengers: Endgame. Please be advised, ada SPOILER, easter eggs, references & explanation tentang ending juga apa seterusnya selepas movie ini. Jom. #AvengersEndgame
Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) diperkenalkan hampir 11 tahun dengan movie pertama Iron Man (2008). Avengers: Endgame merupakan movie ke-22 dalam MCU yang dimulai dgn Robert Downey Jr. sebagai Iron Man.
First sekali yang Avengers buat adalah cari Thanos yang dah menyepikan dirinya di satu planet. Lepas dah jumpa, Thanos terangkan yg dia dah musnahkan semua batu infiniti tu.
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