Thursday, October 5, 2017

The differences between India and Pakistan

The color of Islam


The color green has a number of traditional associations in Islam. In the Quran, it is associated with paradise. In the 12th century, green was chosen as dynastic color by the (Shiite) Fatimids, in contrast to the black used by the (Sunnite) Abbasids. After the Fatimid dynastic color, green remains particularly popular in Shi'ite iconography, but it is also widely used in by Sunni states, notably on the flag of Saudia Arabia.
Some believe that green was the Prophet Muhammad's favorite color, and it is mentioned in a number of verses in the Quran as the color that will be worn by the inhabitants of paradise.

* In the Ottoman Empire, the wearing of a green turban was a privilege afforded to the descendants of Muhammad  (drawing by Claes Ralamb, 1657).

 * Al-Khidr ("The Green One") is a Qur'anic figure who met and traveled with Moses.

* The Green Dome, traditional site of the tomb of Muhammad, was painted green on the order of Sultan Abdul Hamid II (r. 1876–1909)

Surprising facts about Islam part 2

Thursday, September 21, 2017

9 things about Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan (The queen of Melody)


Noor Jehan,better known by her honorific title Malika-e-Tarannum, was a Pakistani singer and actress who worked first in British India  and then in Pakistan. Her career spanned more than six decades. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time especially throughout South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum (the queen of melody) in Pakistan. She had a great command of Hindustani classical music as well as other genera of music.

Listen to 

Kuch Dair Tu Ruk jao. Barsaat K Bahaney ...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Movie: Partition (2007)


Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army after World War II to live a quiet life, but his life is in turmoil again when a 17-year-old Muslim girl falls into his care. Despite their best efforts at resisting it, they find themselves falling in love. They must fight the odds to protect their love as they are surrounded by hate.

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