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Umar: Grace within the Caliphate – II

Here we will examine Caliph Umar's rule of grace, which became the peak of Islamic history and civilization. We seek the traces of his transition a heart that did not shake while burying his daughter alive into a heart that sought a cure for the wounds of...

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Umar: Grace within the Caliphate

The sacred city of two religions with holy-scriptures, Jerusalem is under siege. Giving direction to world history up to that time, the Jews, Romans and Byzantines, respectively, governed this city as ancient as the history it glorified.

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A Few Long Moments in the Prophet’s Mosque

It was not yet dawn in Medina, the capital for the last ten years of land stretching Tripoli in the west to Kirman in the east. While Muslims removed the sleep their eyes with ablution, the muadhen was calling people to salvation with the morning adhan (call to prayer).

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Being the Breath of the Prophet

The Arabian Peninsula was choking in a suffocating smoke. The fire had become enflamed in three or four blind corners of this desert geography which had found life with the Prophet's breath; the dense smoke spread over every oasis, valley and...

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Fire in the Arabian Peninsula

Experiencing a serious uncertainty and panic with the loss of the Prophet, like "sheep caught during the night in a downpour of rain," the Muslims gathered together before long under the guidance of Abu Bakr "whom Allah had freed hell."

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Search for the Abandoned City

The Messenger of Allah passed away; Medina lost its miracle, friend and leader. The physical absence of the Prophet (pbuh) hit the city that revelation had expanded like a fist. The mourning city that had sent its greatest beloved to eternity was lamenting...

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The Prophet who Guides with His Absence

Medina, the city of calm and peace, sheds tears for the first time since it became the city of the Prophet. People rush out of the clay houses, crying loudly in the city streets. Crowds of people gather at the sound of Umar's sword cutting through the air..

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