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Umrah 2016: Recount

When I spent summer 2016 studying in KAUST, I got the chance to visit Mecca several times, el hamdolillah, with the university’s buses. This post is about the things I learned there.

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Selections from “Urdu Literature”


This book is by DJ Matthews, C Shackle and Shahrukh Husain. It speaks of the language and its origins, south Asian literature and its themes through out different periods in time. Below are some excerpts of poems mentioned in the book:

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Teachings and Defeat – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, we read about the Prophet’s gentleness and respect in his daily life: with the poor, with his daughter Fatima, with his wife Aisha, with the Najran Christians… The author also recounts the battle of Uhud, the defeat and the Prophet’s reaction.

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