Archive for July, 2018

The Battle of Vienna: Myth and Reality

The Battle of Vienna: Myth and Reality

If we examine the battle closely, we can understand it rather differently: as a battle based on inter-ethnic cooperation. After all, John III Sobieski (1629-96), the king of the multilingual and multi-religious Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, might not have won the battle were it not for the help of his country’s Sunni Muslim Tatars, known as the Lipka Tatars. ‘Tatar’ was the[Read More…]

July 31, 2018 0 comments Society
Current Moment: Use Your Opportunity!

Current Moment: Use Your Opportunity!

The main reason why European converts do not develop their identity and communities are the European Muslims themselves. Some of them hate the very idea of it, because they specifically fled to Islam from their born identity. To the others it’s just not interesting. Why? The fact is that most born Muslims are products of their societies or micro-societies from[Read More…]

July 28, 2018 0 comments Our vision
A Catalan Muslim Commander – Abu-l-Hasan Ali ibn Ruburtayr

A Catalan Muslim Commander – Abu-l-Hasan Ali ibn Ruburtayr

Abu-l-Hasan Ali ibn Ruburtayr or Reverter was the younger son of Reverter I viscount of Barcelona, and a Muslim Catalan mercenary commander. He left the Christian faith and territories, and converted to Islam. His Christian name is unknown.   When his father died in 1142 or 1144, he became leader of the Christian mercenary regiment of Tashfin ibn Ali, the[Read More…]

July 28, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Sinan Reis – The Great Jewish Convert

Sinan Reis – The Great Jewish Convert

Sinan Reis known as ”The Great Jew” Sephardi convert to Islam and one of the sea captains of the Hayreddin Barbarossa, a famous Ottoman corsair admiral. Sinan’s family was expelled from their home following the decision undertaken by the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille to expell the Jews from the Imperial Spanish territories. After that his[Read More…]

July 28, 2018 1 comment History & Culture
France and Ottomans: a Union of the Lily and the Crescent

France and Ottomans: a Union of the Lily and the Crescent

Ironically, one of the most Islamophobic countries in present time, France, has a long history of agreements, alliances and collaborations with Islamic powers. The most famous and well known example of this is the Franco-Ottoman alliance which lasted more than 250 years. After the defeat of the French king Francis I by the Habsburg armies of Charles V at the field[Read More…]

July 28, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Robert of Saint Albans – Crusader Templar knight and a Convert to Islam

Robert of Saint Albans – Crusader Templar knight and a Convert to Islam

Robert of St.Albans was initially a crusader knight who came to the holy land with fervor and passion in his heart to wage the holy war against the Muslims. However, soon, after meeting with the locals and getting to know the Islamic customs and faith, he embraced it. Later, after his conversion, he was made a general in Saladin’s army[Read More…]

July 26, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Hasanaginica – a European Muslim Opera

Hasanaginica – a European Muslim Opera

Hasanaginica, also known as ”The mourning song of the Noble wife of Hasan aga” is a Bosniak Muslim folk ballad created in the period from 1646–49 in Imotski (present day Croatia) at a time, part of the Bosnia eyalet of the Ottoman Empire. It was passed down in oral form, knee to knee for a period of time before it[Read More…]

July 22, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Too Local, Too Global, What is Optimal?

Too Local, Too Global, What is Optimal?

In search of the correct model of their identity, the known white converts prefer to turn to any alternative, rather than move by most obvious and logical way. So, one of them tries to “heal” white Muslims from their whiteness, offering them to feel Muslim Rednecks or Southern Muslims (of the USA). By itself, such an approach is quite organic[Read More…]

July 21, 2018 0 comments Our vision
Religion and American Constitution by Ismail Royer

Religion and American Constitution by Ismail Royer

It is human nature for individuals to reach different conclusions about what is true, and to be convinced that one’s beliefs, being true, deserve to prevail over false beliefs. The diversity of our opinions and our zeal in advancing them, wrote James Madison, has “divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to[Read More…]

July 14, 2018 0 comments Society
SREBRENICA…

SREBRENICA…

In the days following the 11th July.  23 years ago, the largest genocide in Europe after the second world war was unfolding. More than 8000 ethnic European Muslims were butchered by the Orthodox religious extremists after the Srebrenica “safe zone” was betrayed and delivered into their hands. Before the international court for war crimes in Hague, the case of organized[Read More…]

July 12, 2018 0 comments History & Culture