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Fredrick II Hohenstaufen – a German Emperor and Islamophile

Fredrick II Hohenstaufen – a German Emperor and Islamophile

On the historical plan, the relations between Islam and Germany in the Middle ages were not just political ones, but civilizational ones as well. Fredrick II Hohenstaufen was not only a ”founder” of the specific shape of German sympathy towards Islam, he also started the pattern to which all the later attempts of western understanding of Islam aligned to. As[Read More…]

August 13, 2018 0 comments 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
Islam in Eastern Europe by Jacob Mikanowski

Islam in Eastern Europe by Jacob Mikanowski

Prologue THERE HAS NEVER BEEN an Eastern Europe without Islam. Eastern Europe owes its existence to the intermingling of languages, of cultures, and, perhaps above all, of faiths. It is the meeting place of the Catholic West and the Orthodox East, of Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewry, of militant Islam and crusading Christianity, of Byzantine mystics and Sufi saints. Once, this[Read More…]

May 21, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
England, Alive!

England, Alive!

“To move from Christianity to Islam, for an English man or woman, is not the giant leap an outsider might assume. It is simply the logical next step in the epic story of our people.” Sheikh Timothy Winter, British and Muslim “An Englishman can visit his pub on the regular, but may not find alcohol there; no matter, he believes in[Read More…]

May 10, 2018 1 comment Society
Otto von Habsburg About Relations of the Europe with Islam

Otto von Habsburg About Relations of the Europe with Islam

Otto von Habsburg (20 November 1912 – 4 July 2011), also known by his traditional royal title of Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in 1919, a realm which comprised modern-day Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, and parts of Italy, Montenegro,[Read More…]

May 10, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
England, Extinct?

England, Extinct?

“And did the Countenance Divine shine forth upon our clouded hills?” William Blake, Jerusalem “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” King James Bible, Mark 8:36 The Venerable Bede, England’s first native historian, records that Pope Gregory I, on seeing a group of fair-haired Anglian children at Rome’s slave[Read More…]

May 6, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Islam belongs to Prussia

Islam belongs to Prussia

The history of German-Muslim relations is long. The “Soldier King” Frederick William I had in 1732. Converted a riding stable to a mosque. Statistically, Islam has been a part of Germany for long time. Muslims have been living in Germany for centuries, currently there are nearly five million of Muslims living in Germany. About fifty percent of them are German[Read More…]

April 9, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
The Inner Saracen

The Inner Saracen

Islam and European knighthood, part 2 The Inner Saracen There is a quite popular plot in some scholastic treatises and different chivalric proses of XIV-XV centuries. Saladin, in that plot, becomes seriously curious about Christianity, even considering to convert to it (or initially with a different purpose), he travels to the West in a company of his former captive, Hugh[Read More…]

April 7, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Islam and European knighthood

Islam and European knighthood

Once I came across a YouTube video, representing a selection of engravings by Gustave Dore on King Arthur’s legends on the background of the overture from Wagner’s “Parsifal” — nice artistic work, I really liked it. What grabbed my attention were the comments below: “And now, all this great European culture is been destroyed by Muslims”, declared one; the other[Read More…]

March 31, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
On a terror and mass migration (Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi)

On a terror and mass migration (Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi)

Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi (originally Ian Dallas) entered Islam with the Imam of the Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez, Morocco, and studied under Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib of Meknes and Shaykh Muhammad al-Fayturi of Benghazi. Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi has been responsible for the most far-reaching and successful Islamic Da’wa of the 20th century. He has founded mosques in England, Spain[Read More…]

January 28, 2018 0 comments Society