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Historical milestones in the liberation of Bayt al-Maqdis

A striking thing is that, Bayt al-Maqdis appears like a jewel in the crown, or like the heart protected beneath the ribs. It is not possible to reach it nor conquer it without passing through the surrounding important capital cities. This means that control over Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) is the fruit of dominance over the capital centres that hold sway over Bayt al-Maqdis.

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Saadat Hasan Manto: A Witnesser of Borders

Manto asks in his essay, “Why do I write?” He says that he is a pickpocket who picks the stories from his pockets rather than from his imagination, which is still influencing many contemporary short story writers and film makers. His translations and short stories are definitely a landmark for the development of Urdu literature.

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Muslim Experiences in Resisting Imperialism and Fascism (Part one)

The origins of imperialism, and by extension fascism, lie in the Crusade campaigns that had existed since the Battle of Balaat ash-Shuhada (Tours/Poitiers) of Ramadan 114 AH / October 732 CE. It was a battle that was considered as the beginning of the Crusades and that of the concept of ‘Europe’ spanning the domains of Christendom was formulated, and an idea of Perennial war with the Muslim world- explicit and implicit- was developed.

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