Islamic shrine in Charminar Hyderabad

The shrine looks similar to Hindu ones.  Can anyone tell me more about it?

Timestamp: 1390476652

Islamic shrine in Charminar Hyderabad

The shrine looks similar to Hindu ones.  Can anyone tell me more about it?

The Muslim cosmology according to the commentaries of Massabi and Meschat. The world supported by an angel standing on a mountain of rubies, which is supported by a many horned white bull standing on a fish in water above sand and air.

From a 1774 Faizabad manuscript

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

Timestamp: 1374392340

The Muslim cosmology according to the commentaries of Massabi and Meschat. The world supported by an angel standing on a mountain of rubies, which is supported by a many horned white bull standing on a fish in water above sand and air.

From a 1774 Faizabad manuscript

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

theskepticdervish:

fascinasians:

Not sure what this is from, but damn.

Pretty sure this is from a trailer from a movie that is suppose to come out later this year. Can’t remember the name at the moment sadly. 

Edit: Reluctant Fundamentalist. And apparently it came out last year (2012)

Director Mira Nair is a great artist.  Her other films include Salaam Bombay   and   Monsoon Wedding

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Timestamp: 1372542060

theskepticdervish:

fascinasians:

Not sure what this is from, but damn.

Pretty sure this is from a trailer from a movie that is suppose to come out later this year. Can’t remember the name at the moment sadly. 

Edit: Reluctant Fundamentalist. And apparently it came out last year (2012)

Director Mira Nair is a great artist.  Her other films include Salaam Bombay   and   Monsoon Wedding

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muslimwomeninhistory:

Begum of Bhopal at the 1911 Delhi Durbar. Photo: The Alkazi Collection photography

The Four Begums of Bhopal - Rulers

Between 1819 and 1926 four Muslim women rulers reigned over Bhopal, the second largest Muslim state of India, despite staunch opposition from powerful neighbors and male claimants. Even the British India Company initially opposed female rule in Bhopal until the Begums quoted Queen Victoria as their model and inspiration. Each Begum—or Queen—impressed her own personality on the role and succeeded in reigning over a mostly Hindu population. Qudisa, the first Begum, was supported by her powerful French-Bourbon Prime Minister in her departure from the traditional. She was succeeded in 1844 by Sikandar, her only daughter, who was also followed by her only daughter, the highly controversial Shahjehan. The story ends with the last Begum, Sultan Jehan, and her abdication in favor of her son, the first male ruler (Nawab) of Bhopal in five generations. (Via “The Begum of Bhopal”)

Begum Jahan, a highly educated woman, financed one of the most respected Urdu biographies of the Prophet Muhammad written by Sulaiman Nadwi. (via) She also wore a full niqab while attending the coronation of King George V in 1911. Shah-Jahan Begum was known for commencing the construction of the Taj-ul-Masjid mosque in Bhopal and for other public work projects such as subsidising the cost of a railway to be constructed between Hoshangabad and Bhopal. (Via Old Indian Photos)

More Information

1.) The Begums of Bhopal: A History of the Princely State of Bhopal (Book)

2.) Begums Of Bhopal (Book)

3.) VEILED BEGUM OF BHOPAL.; Indian Ruler In London Says She Liked Mme. Tussaud’s. (New York Times Article dated October 8, 1911)

4.) Photos

5.) Wikipedia Page (Can also learn a lot from Google searches)

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Timestamp: 1365667200

muslimwomeninhistory:

Begum of Bhopal at the 1911 Delhi Durbar. Photo: The Alkazi Collection photography

The Four Begums of Bhopal - Rulers

Between 1819 and 1926 four Muslim women rulers reigned over Bhopal, the second largest Muslim state of India, despite staunch opposition from powerful neighbors and male claimants. Even the British India Company initially opposed female rule in Bhopal until the Begums quoted Queen Victoria as their model and inspiration. Each Begum—or Queen—impressed her own personality on the role and succeeded in reigning over a mostly Hindu population. Qudisa, the first Begum, was supported by her powerful French-Bourbon Prime Minister in her departure from the traditional. She was succeeded in 1844 by Sikandar, her only daughter, who was also followed by her only daughter, the highly controversial Shahjehan. The story ends with the last Begum, Sultan Jehan, and her abdication in favor of her son, the first male ruler (Nawab) of Bhopal in five generations. (Via “The Begum of Bhopal”)

Begum Jahan, a highly educated woman, financed one of the most respected Urdu biographies of the Prophet Muhammad written by Sulaiman Nadwi. (via) She also wore a full niqab while attending the coronation of King George V in 1911. Shah-Jahan Begum was known for commencing the construction of the Taj-ul-Masjid mosque in Bhopal and for other public work projects such as subsidising the cost of a railway to be constructed between Hoshangabad and Bhopal. (Via Old Indian Photos)

More Information

1.) The Begums of Bhopal: A History of the Princely State of Bhopal (Book)

2.) Begums Of Bhopal (Book)

3.) VEILED BEGUM OF BHOPAL.; Indian Ruler In London Says She Liked Mme. Tussaud’s. (New York Times Article dated October 8, 1911)

4.) Photos

5.) Wikipedia Page (Can also learn a lot from Google searches)

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helladesi:

An Indian Hindu prays next to Muslims offering Eid al-Fitr prayers in Jodhpur. August 20, 2012

There’s a lot to love in Hinduism

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Timestamp: 1353966360

helladesi:

An Indian Hindu prays next to Muslims offering Eid al-Fitr prayers in Jodhpur. August 20, 2012

There’s a lot to love in Hinduism

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caetywithac:

Aga Khan palace in Pune, India. Here Gandhi, his wife, and his secretary were imprisoned from 1942 to 1944, and during the internment both his wife and secretary died. They are buried on the palace grounds, and some of Gandhi’s ashes are here as well.

The Aga Khan

In 1887, the colonial rulers of India, the Secretary of State for India acting through the Viceroy of India, formally recognized the title Aga Khan. During the latter stages of the First Anglo-Afghan War (in 1841 and 1842), Aga Khan I and his cavalry officers provided assistance to General Nott in Kandahar Province and also to General England in his advance from Sindh.   He was awarded his the status of “Prince” by the British government’s representatives in India and became the only religious or community leader in British India granted a personal gun salute.

Timestamp: 1352438352

caetywithac:

Aga Khan palace in Pune, India. Here Gandhi, his wife, and his secretary were imprisoned from 1942 to 1944, and during the internment both his wife and secretary died. They are buried on the palace grounds, and some of Gandhi’s ashes are here as well.

The Aga Khan

In 1887, the colonial rulers of India, the Secretary of State for India acting through the Viceroy of India, formally recognized the title Aga Khan. During the latter stages of the First Anglo-Afghan War (in 1841 and 1842), Aga Khan I and his cavalry officers provided assistance to General Nott in Kandahar Province and also to General England in his advance from Sindh.   He was awarded his the status of “Prince” by the British government’s representatives in India and became the only religious or community leader in British India granted a personal gun salute.

I really can’t believe it.

theunfriendlyatheist:

I’ve finished watching that movie that inspired the embassy attacks. 

Really? People will riot over that? That was a terrible movie. Why would you care about it, enough to attack over it? Just because it makes fun of your religion? You would kill over that? 

Religion is incomprehensibly idiotic, I’m sorry. 

Does Islam have a place for Prophet Jesus’ advice in Matthew 5:39

"But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also."

Sufi Muslim pilgrim, Kale Baba, 65, who walked for 13 days from New Delhi as part of the pilgrimage, self-flagellates during a procession on May 21, 2012 in Ajmer, India. Thousands of Sufi Muslim pilgrims from across India converge on the North Indian town of Ajmer to mark the ‘Urs’ (death anniversary) Festival of Muhammad Moin-ud-din Chisti, a 12th century Sufi saint from Persia who lies buried in Ajmer. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and fakirs from all South Asia come to celebrate and pay their respects to the saint. ( May 20, 2012)

Other pilgrims choose to express their devotion in less extreme ways

Timestamp: 1346312820

Sufi Muslim pilgrim, Kale Baba, 65, who walked for 13 days from New Delhi as part of the pilgrimage, self-flagellates during a procession on May 21, 2012 in Ajmer, India. Thousands of Sufi Muslim pilgrims from across India converge on the North Indian town of Ajmer to mark the ‘Urs’ (death anniversary) Festival of Muhammad Moin-ud-din Chisti, a 12th century Sufi saint from Persia who lies buried in Ajmer. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and fakirs from all South Asia come to celebrate and pay their respects to the saint. ( May 20, 2012)

Other pilgrims choose to express their devotion in less extreme ways

danceswithfaeriesunderthemooon:

haleyfood:

An Indian Muslim boy leans to rub noses with a girl as they are both dressed up for Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Aug. 20, 2012.

Photography by: Kevin Frayer

THIS IS SO ADORABLE ASKDHSKJHFKS

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Timestamp: 1345581505

danceswithfaeriesunderthemooon:

haleyfood:

An Indian Muslim boy leans to rub noses with a girl as they are both dressed up for Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Aug. 20, 2012.

Photography by: Kevin Frayer

THIS IS SO ADORABLE ASKDHSKJHFKS

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All communities in India use images for relgious focus.  Besides text and abstraction Islam uses Mecca and the big meteorite

Timestamp: 1345150620

All communities in India use images for relgious focus.  Besides text and abstraction Islam uses Mecca and the big meteorite

colonelhathi:

martinmiggs:

whatpath:

Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?

Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:

  • Coffee
  • Cameras

  • Experimental Physics

  • Chess

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Perfume/spirits

  • Irrigation

  • Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons

  • Combination locks

  • Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)

  • Surgical instruments

  • Anesthesia

  • Windmill

  • Treatment of Cowpox

  • Fountain pen

  • Numbering system

  • Algebra/Trigonometry

  • Modern Cryptology

  • 3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)

  • Crystal glasses

  • Carpets

  • Checks

  • Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.

  • University
  • Optics
  • Music
  • Toothbrush
  • Hospitals
  • Bathing
  • Quilting
  • Mariner’s Compass
  • Soft drinks
  • Pendulum
  • Braille
  • Cosmetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Calligraphy
  • Manufacturing of paper and cloth

It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.

It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.

It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.

It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.

It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.

It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.

It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey

It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.

It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.

The list goes on………..

Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/world/muslim.inventions_1_hassani-inventions-muslim?_s=PM:WORLD

http://www.ummahedinburgh.co.uk/radio/files/Muslim-Invention-Article.pdf

Reblogging for the fucking amazing commentary.  Whoever made the original image doesn’t deserve to exist.

oh snap

There is however no way muslims invented music, and the fact that that is on the list makes the rest of this seem not so credible. Song may even be the origin of language (legit hypothesis), so music is older than all religions, especially Islam, which is just a baby religion of one and a half thousand years.

And cosmetics? Really? Invented in Egypt, which is now muslim and islamic, yes, but guess what? The earliest finds are four thousand years older than Muhammed. In other words not muslim.

So yeah, I can’t be bothered to check all of these inventions, but I’m sure there are more errors. I can’t take this seriously. Muslims are no worse than people of any other religion, but seriously, check your facts.

I THINK OTHER GROUPS HAVE LAID CLAIM TO SOME OF THE THINGS YOU’VE LISTED ! BUT ARE THEY ARABIC, TURKISH, MONGOL OR ISLAMIC ? PERHAPS IT WAS THE TOLERANT OPEN ISLAM OF THAT PERIOD WHICH ALLOWED NEW THINKING AND IDEAS ACROSS MANY CULTURES ?

FOLLOWING YOUR LOGIC. DO YOU THEN BELIEVE THAT CHRISTIANITY GAVE US SCIENCE,  VACCINATION, THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ?

I SOMETIMES WONDER WHAT THE WORLD WOULD  BE LIKE IF EUROPE DIDN’T GO THROUGH THE DARK AGES.  1OOO YEARS LOST…..

Timestamp: 1337472660

colonelhathi:

martinmiggs:

whatpath:

Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?

Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:

  • Coffee
  • Cameras

  • Experimental Physics

  • Chess

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Perfume/spirits

  • Irrigation

  • Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons

  • Combination locks

  • Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)

  • Surgical instruments

  • Anesthesia

  • Windmill

  • Treatment of Cowpox

  • Fountain pen

  • Numbering system

  • Algebra/Trigonometry

  • Modern Cryptology

  • 3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)

  • Crystal glasses

  • Carpets

  • Checks

  • Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.

  • University
  • Optics
  • Music
  • Toothbrush
  • Hospitals
  • Bathing
  • Quilting
  • Mariner’s Compass
  • Soft drinks
  • Pendulum
  • Braille
  • Cosmetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Calligraphy
  • Manufacturing of paper and cloth

It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.

It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.

It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.

It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.

It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.

It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.

It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey

It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.

It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.

The list goes on………..

Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/world/muslim.inventions_1_hassani-inventions-muslim?_s=PM:WORLD

http://www.ummahedinburgh.co.uk/radio/files/Muslim-Invention-Article.pdf

Reblogging for the fucking amazing commentary.  Whoever made the original image doesn’t deserve to exist.

oh snap

There is however no way muslims invented music, and the fact that that is on the list makes the rest of this seem not so credible. Song may even be the origin of language (legit hypothesis), so music is older than all religions, especially Islam, which is just a baby religion of one and a half thousand years.

And cosmetics? Really? Invented in Egypt, which is now muslim and islamic, yes, but guess what? The earliest finds are four thousand years older than Muhammed. In other words not muslim.

So yeah, I can’t be bothered to check all of these inventions, but I’m sure there are more errors. I can’t take this seriously. Muslims are no worse than people of any other religion, but seriously, check your facts.

I THINK OTHER GROUPS HAVE LAID CLAIM TO SOME OF THE THINGS YOU’VE LISTED ! BUT ARE THEY ARABIC, TURKISH, MONGOL OR ISLAMIC ? PERHAPS IT WAS THE TOLERANT OPEN ISLAM OF THAT PERIOD WHICH ALLOWED NEW THINKING AND IDEAS ACROSS MANY CULTURES ?

FOLLOWING YOUR LOGIC. DO YOU THEN BELIEVE THAT CHRISTIANITY GAVE US SCIENCE,  VACCINATION, THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ?

I SOMETIMES WONDER WHAT THE WORLD WOULD  BE LIKE IF EUROPE DIDN’T GO THROUGH THE DARK AGES.  1OOO YEARS LOST…..