January 27, 2021

First Friday Prayer in Shusha after liberation from three decades of Armenian occupation

Shusha mosque

BAKU, Azerbaijan: Mosques in the Nagorno-Karabakh region’s symbolic city of Shusha called local Muslims to the weekly Friday Prayer for the first time in nearly three decades in November, 2020. The adhan was first called out of the historical Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque, with Azerbaijani soldiers converging on the building to perform their prayers. Shusha,…...

‘I would give up my kingdom to be like Sālim’

kaaba painting

‘I would give up my kingdom to be like Sālim’ By Ibn Kathir (d. 774H/1373CE)Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee The Umayyad Caliph Hisham bin Abdul Malik performed Hajj. While he was performing Tawaf around the house he saw Sālim ibn Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab. Sālim was carrying his broken shoes in his hand…...