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Which Nina Simone song was a tribute to the writer Lorraine Hansberry? The Saturday quiz

The Observer 29 Jan 2023
Which animals returned to Devon’s River Otter in 2013?. The Chandrasekhar limit relates to the mass of what?. Which Nina Simone song was a tribute to the writer Lorraine Hansberry?. Which eighth-century dynasty ruled territory from the Pyrenees to Punjab? ... Yona; Fuzzypeg; Sonic; Stickly-Prickly? ... Beavers ... Umayyad (caliphate) ... .

Between Predicament and Hope: Ghazala Wahab on Indian Muslims

Kashmir Observer 21 Jan 2023
In her section on the evolution of Islam in India, Ghazala Wahab tracks a trajectory of the religion that was completely alien to India and how it got assimilated in the country with the coming of Mohammad Bin Qasim, a commander of the Umayyad Caliphate in early 8th century to ...


Dawn 15 Jan 2023
The battle of Rasil, fought by the forces of the Caliph Umer (584-644 CE) in Sindh, marked the beginning of this Islamic advance. However, the conquest of Sindh began nearly a century later, in the era of the Umayyad Caliphate, in 711 CE ... The empire of the Caliphs till 945 CE — from the historical atlas by Gustav Droysen.

The 10th-century Muslim intellect behind modern surgery

The New Arab 10 Jan 2023
Generally known as Albucasis, particularly in the West, the Latinised version of his name, Al Zahrawi was born in a place nearby Cordoba, located in southern Spain, in 936, during the term of the Umayyad Caliphate, which was one of the most remarkable and prosperous periods of Islamic History.

Reference work documents design history of Prophet’s Holy Mosque

Arab News 02 Jan 2023
MAKKAH. Madinah Gov ... It includes an extensive scientific study of the mosque’s properties and architectural details ... Al-Wahbi said that the encyclopedia relies on model documentation to show how the Prophet’s Mosque appeared during the Prophetic era, the Rashidun Caliphate, Umayyad Dynasty and Abbasid Caliphate ... ....

Coins and coffee: Saudi Arabia reveals national cultural models at the Islamic Consultative Meeting in Morocco

Egypt Independent 23 Dec 2022
Before the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan arrived and began the gradual Arabization of Islamic Arab money while overseeing the Umayyad mint, they used to deal with Byzantine, Sasanian, and other currencies. The exhibition displayed models of Umayyad dinars and dirhams at ...

German archaeological project traces early occupants of Qasr Burqu

The Jordan Times 13 Dec 2022
The Roman-Byzantine Burqu complex was used and expanded under the Umayyads, she said, noting that expansion measures are attributed to Al Walid, the son of Caliph Abd Al Malik. “It is possible that the decline of Qasr Burqu is related to the power struggles around the middle of the 8th century between the Umayyads and the Abbasid followers ... Image.

Archaeological discoveries confirm Arab Gulf region’s long history of religious coexistence

Arab News 13 Dec 2022
LONDON. One day, in late February 1986, a young man from Jubail in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province decided to put his new 4WD through its paces on the sand dunes west of the coastal city. Before very long, however, he made two startling discoveries ... In 750 AD, the Abbasid caliphate, based in Mesopotamia, overthrew the Umayyads ... (DCT Abu Dhabi) ... ....

The Vikings in Africa

Heritage Daily 12 Dec 2022
They attacked the Kingdom of Asturias, the Emirate of Córdoba, and the Umayyad Caliphate at Orihuela, the Balearic Islands and Roussillon ... Muḥammed ransomed them. The Majūs stayed eight days in Nakūr.” ... Norman rule was fleeting however, as during the reign of William I, the Kingdom of Africa fell to the Almohad Caliphate between 1158–1160.

When you're a history nerd... everything reads like actual events. World Cup 2022

Democratic Underground 11 Dec 2022
Kinda like the Umayyad Caliphate Army crossing from modern day Morocco into modern day Spain in 711 and within 7 years ...

The Zanj Rebellion, Revolt Of African Slaves Against The Abbasid Caliphate

Ancient Origins 09 Dec 2022
The Abbasid Caliphate came to power in 749 after exterminating the men, women, and children of the Umayyad Dynasty in an infamously violent coup. The Abbasid’s hatred for the Umayyads extended even to long-dead monarchs, with the corpse of previous sultan Caliph Hisham exhumed, whipped, crucified, and immolated.


The Liberty Beacon 29 Nov 2022
KEN’S CORNER. TRUTH & AWAKENING. Commentary by TLB Contributing Writer. Ken LaRive ... Know this ... “Khazaria long served as a buffer state between the Byzantine Empire and both the nomads of the northern steppes and the Umayyad Caliphate and Abbasid Caliphate, after serving as the Byzantine Empire’s proxy against the Sasanian Empire ... Never.

Israel discovers 1,000-year-old doll made of bone 15 Nov 2022
Such dolls were popular among all population strata in ancient Israel, beginning with the rule of the Umayyad Caliphate dynasty in the Early Muslim period in the seventh century until the end of the Crusader period in the 13th century, the IAA noted.

Rare Umayyad gold coin 'could make over £700,000' at auction

The New Arab 22 Oct 2022
"They bear witness to a time when the gold of Arabia helped an Umayyad caliph rebuild some of the holiest and most important sites in the Islamic world." ... The caliph referred to on the coin is Al-Walid I, the sixth Umayyad caliph who led armies that conquered parts of Spain ...

Gold coin from Umayyad Caliphate could fetch more than £1m at UK auction

The National 20 Oct 2022
A gold coin from the Umayyad Caliphate could be sold for more than £1 million ($1.1m) when it goes under the hammer in the UK later this month. The Umayyad Caliphate ruled a ...

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