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Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a short biography

Noted British Indian Muslim thinker, philosopher and Urdu poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (in present-day Pakistan). Iqbal has been defined as one of the greatest Urdu poets of all time. Iqbal ...

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Campaign of Tabuk, October 26, 630

On October 26*, 630, the Prophet Muhammad set out on his last campaign for Tabuk after hearing about a Byzantine invasion of Medina led by emperor Heraclius.  According to PK Hitti, the expedition turned out to be a bloodless campaign. According ...

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a short biography

On October 17, 1817, famous Muslim reformer, philosopher, modernist and the founder of the Aligarh Muslim University, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was born in Delhi during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar II. Sir Syed is considered one of the most important figu ...

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Razia Sultan, A short biography

Razia Sultan was the first Muslim woman to rule India and the only woman to have sat on the throne of Delhi. She was the fifth ruler of the Mamluk Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate. She ruled from 1236 to 1240 for a period of 3 years, 6 months, and 6 days. ...

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The Battle of Maritsa, September 26, 1371

On September 26, 1371, 8001 or 4000 Ottoman troops crushed an army of 70,000 soldiers of the Serbian Empire at the Battle of Maritsa (Meriç). Although the size of both armies is disputed, the Ottoman numbers were significantly very smaller. According ...

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The Biggest Islamicate Empires in History

Estimated peak land area ruled or controlled by the biggest Islamicate Empires. This is the list of the empires that covered at least One Million Square Kilometers of land area. SNEmpire NameEstimated Size by AreaPeak Year1Umayyad Caliphate11.1 millio ...