Day: September 4, 2011

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish militants in Iraq

Source: Reuters (Reuters) – Turkish war planes bombed Kurdish guerrilla positions in Iraq Sunday, while in southeast Turkey insurgents killed two soldiers and two village militia members in separate weekend attacks. Fighters of the main Kurdish separatist militant group, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), operate from camps in the Qandil […]

Zheng He: A Chinese Muslim Admiral!

Source / Courtesy: Wikipedia Zheng He (1371–1433, 鄭和 / 郑和; pinyin: Zhèng Hé), also known as Ma Sanbao (馬三寶 / 马三宝) and Hajji Mahmud Shamsuddin (Persian: حاجی محمود شمس) was a Hui-Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa, collectively […]

Dirt could be good for you

Source: Times of India As a parent have you frowned or watched in disgust as your kids stuff a handful of mud into their mouths while playing? Well you can relax, the next time this happens. For research suggests that eating mud or clay could actually be good for the […]

Muslim scientists: On the shoulders of giants

Source: Given the state of science in the Muslim world today, one could be forgiven for imagining that Muslim scientists have made no contributions to the accumulated knowledge of the world. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ibn-e-Sina COUNTRY: Iran INTEREST: Medicine, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Psychology, Theology, Logic, Mathematics and […]

Lebanese sheikh killed in London mosque

LONDON (AFP) (Jordan Times) – Sheikh Maymun Zarzur, a Lebanese imam, was killed after leading prayers at the Muslim Welfare House in London, the Islamic centre said Saturday. Zarzour was found dead on Friday after leading the early morning Fajr prayers at the Islamic community centre, Muslim Welfare House said. […]