History

  • YAHYA BARMAKI Biography

    The Barmakides have been one of the most talented and versatile families that have lived in the world of Islam. They have been, to a great extent, responsible for the…

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  • WALEED-THE UMAYYAD CALIPH Biography

    On the death of the Umayyad Caliph, Abdul Malik, known as the Charlemagne of the Arabs, in 705 A.C., his highly talented son, Waleed, succeeded him. In Waleed’s reign, the…

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  • THE SAINT OF SIRHIND Biography

    The Durbar Hall of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir was packed to its capacity. The Emperor was seated on his golden throne studded with precious stones, placed on a raised marble…

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  • SYED AHMAD BARELVI Biography

    The 18th century was a period of extreme decadence of Muslim power in India. On the death of the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1707, had started the disintegration of…

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  • SHEIKH ABD AL-WAHHAB Biography

    The passing away of the Khilafat-e-Rashida (the Caliphate of Pious Caliphs), the glorious democratic rule in the history of Islam, provided a serious setback to the spiritual growth of Islam.…

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  • BUNDOO KHAN Biography

    The spacious hall of the Muir Central College of Allahabad University was packed to its capacity. Musicians, as well as listeners from all parts of the subcontinent, had assembled to…

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  • IBN AL-BAWWAB Biography

    The absence of figural representation in Islamic art led to an unprecedented development of calligraphy as a decorative art throughout the world of Islam. In almost all periods of Muslim…

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  • BEHZAD Biography

    The Mongols who rose from Central Asia and swept over most parts of Eurasia, razing cities, destroying civilizations, and massacring a large number of people, later became well-known patrons of…

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  • AMIR KHUSROU Biography

    Muslims and music are generally considered poles apart. Few people know the part played by Muslims in the development of fine arts, specially music. The contribution of Muslims to the…

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  • MIRZA ASADULLAHKHAN GHALIB Biography

    Ghalib was born in a period when India was passing through one of the most revolutionary and turbulent times of her history. The great Mughal Empire lay tottering and Bahadur…

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