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Islamic cemetery in Jerusalem faces silent destruction
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Jerusalem’s Mamilla, or Maman Allah, cemetery has been a Muslim burial ground since the 7th century. It is said to hold the remains of companions of the Prophet Muhammad, soldiers and officials from the rule of Saladin in the 12th century, as well as generations of Jerusalem’s most important families.




7 Things That May Surprise You About Muhammad
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Everyone knows his name. He was, and still is, one of the most influential figures of all time, yet most of us have little real sense of the man himself. A favorite question of those asking about my new book, “The First Muslim,” is thus what surprised me most in my research. Or rather, what might surprise them.




1,000-Year-Old Muslim Joke Book Found
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An 11th-century book by a revered Baghdad Muslim scholar turns out to be a tongue-in-cheek guide for party crashers, according to the researcher who translated the book into English.




Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, in Bahrain, Tries to Keep Focus off Muslim Center
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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, leader of the planned Park51 Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan, was sipping Arabic coffee about an hour before midnight Sunday in Muharraq, a crowded neighborhood near the international airport.