Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization

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Iraq is the cradle of civilization. It is how we came to be what we are. Mesopotamia was the center of the universe and was the oldest civilization anywhere on this planet.

Iraq is an Arabic word and has been a geographical term for the general area throughout the Islamic traditions.

The land of Iraq is important historically, because it is the land where the first law, the Hamurabi code, was enacted in Babylon thousands of years ago, its where writing was first discovered 5000 years ago at Uruk, and where the seventh wonder of the world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, is situated. It is important culturally because Iraq was the center of the Islamic Empire (Khilafat), and Arab civilization for hundred of years. Iraq is where science and culture prospered, where Arabic language has its two distinguished schools, Kufa and Basra, and where one of the oldest universities in the world was built, Al Mustansiriyya University in Baghdad. 

It is also important religiously, as it has the oldest established church in the world, The Church of the East, founded by St Thomas, one of Christ's 12 disciples. In addition, it has numerous Islamic holy sites such as Karbala, Najaf, and Baghdad. The holy city of Najaf is the study center of theology for the world's 150 million Muslims who follow the Shia tradition.

It is where the two great rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates meet and gave birth to the concept of agriculture. The earliest evidence of animal and plant domestication has been found in and around northern Iraq, dating more than 10,000 years ago.

Five thousand years ago, territory now in southern Iraq was the home of the Sumerian civilization, which contributed such breakthroughs as the wheel and the plow.

The land of Iraq has been conquered by Alexander the Great, ravaged by the Mongols and dominated by Britain.

If you follow that history to the present, you find Iraq at the epicenter of world attention, this time as the likely target of an attack by the greatest fire power that has ever been accumulated in the history of humankind.

"It is an ironic twist of fate to stand on the remains of a city in southern Iraq where the civilized world began and realize it could all end right there as well," cautions historian Bradley Parker.

Will the civilized world of today build the way for enlightenment for the entire world or will it barrel down a path of self-interest empire building?

In a rapidly shrinking global village, humanity's only hope for the future is to use our intellect to develop cooperation in our neighborhoods and around the globe.


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Older Comments:
DR MOHAMMED HASNAIN SIDDIQUI(AMRSH)UK FROM SAUDI ARABIA said:
THANX YOU I APRESIATE YOUR GOOD SERVICES.
2003-05-08

BASHIR FROM COUNTRY said:
My comment is that, Baghdad was the first place was law made,and we also saw some countries made their own law to brake the international law, saw it could be the last place that any Country respects any man made law.The future does not look in my eyes.
2003-04-04

KELLY FROM USA said:
I visit Islam City to get an alternative viewpoints on current events since 9-11. You need to realize that not all Americans rely only on the US media to form opinions.

My heart goes out to both the coalition soldiers, their families, to the Iraqi soldiers, their families, the Iraqi people, and all the people whose lives have been shattered by these religious and political conflicts.

I, as an American, do not want war. But I also was appalled by 9-11. I don't have the answers. But I also do not hate. I want to raise my family, and want others to be able to do the same.

Islam, Christianity, Judaism... killing each other for any of these idealogies is wrong. Everyone is wrong right now, our governments, the zealots...

Let us all just wish for a swift end so lives can be spared on all sides.
2003-04-02

LU FROM USA said:
The Iraqi people have been suffering for 30 years under the current gov. its a shame that it took a tragedy like Sept. 11 to make the U.S.A to help. Allahu Akbar !!! The Iraq will be save from Saddam's evil... may Allah protect all his creation. Amen
2003-04-02

PISSED OFF ARAB MAN FROM IRAQ said:
i just want everyone to know that saddam is the center of all evil in the middle-east, just like blair and bush are in the west. saddam has killed his own people and has trapped them in a world were only his rules must be followed and if there not then you will be killed. i hate America and britian for attacking iraq and killing poor, innocent iraqies, but i belive that what they are doing is good in the long run because the arab people do need to be set free from this .. up DICK saddam. May Allah burn Saddam, Blair and Bush for the pain they have caused
2003-03-31

SAUSAN RAHMATULLAH FROM BANGLDESH said:
This article was very enlightening & written to grip a reader's attention. I never knew Iraq was such an important city. GOod job in wrting this article. Hope to see more of these int he future. & indeed i wish this great city was not being destroyed. Mankind has proven himself to be a selfish creature. MAy Allah save them.
2003-03-31

ALFONSO FATEEN SAAHIR FROM AMERICA said:
Exccelent article.Keep up the good work.
2003-03-29

KEVIN FROM USA said:
I agree that Iraq is the the modern host of the Mesopotamian region that began civilization. No doubt it holds great historical landmarkers. By far, it has underwent several attacks and considerable defeats. However, shall a country who defends its constitution, and protects its borders be called empire building. The US did not take action in order to expand its borders. And, if all mankind is inherently evil, how will using his intellect provide hope for the future. Cooperation simply blurs the lines between each other, and moves us further away from our convictions.
2003-03-28

PARVIN NASEEM FROM USA said:
i think the american govt. as it has said it needs to wage war, it has to keep its word, so they have gone ahead. it seems the height of inhumanity to kill people to keep your word, look at iraq and look at us, they are two different poles in size, power or money. there is not comparison, one should fight with equals, specially the people of iraq are so deprived of any modern amenities, food or otherwise, is it fair to fight with someone who is not your equal in any way! it is very sad that the biggest power in the world has taken such an immature, unjust and unfair action. War should stop immediately. U.S. should be penalised heavily and expelled from the UN. The world as an international community should unite to critisize and stop U.S. from this brash act. It is extremely selfish of US to take this action, to get gains from the oil which justly belongs to the people of Iraq, who need to benefit from this natural resource, US has no right to claim their oil reserves. What has happened to the world, are we getting more civilized or are we going back to the rule of the jungle thousands of years behind and following the "might is right", rule.
2003-03-27

SYED SAAD ULLAH GILLANI FROM CHINA said:
I would like to say that Iraqi muslims are not able to fit with America & its alliance's attack.
We would help then in this time by using any method. We are equally participate sad accourding top the musilms in this war.
Though we try our best to help them in this difficult time.
Ok .
2003-03-27

JOEL FROM HAWAII said:
It is true that the Sumerian civilization contributed much to the evolution of human development,yet there is another legacy which has survived and may be the root of all current conflicts. Human history has a common thread that crosses all ethnicities and most,if not all,cultures. That is the belief in a higher or supreme being or force,and the duty to serve and carry out the "will" of that entity. The biggest flaw in this tradition is that the humans are unable to determine the authenticity of the supreme being(thereby accepting and acting on faith),and the defending of these "beliefs" with wars,genocide,and countless other atrocities. These religious groups,believing to have "divine" mandate essentially act as tribal entities,recognizing "us" and "them" with the non-believers described as less than or non-human,demons, or evil. This severely flawed philosophy exists worldwide,but can be traced to the lands of the middle east. The names of the gods may be changed to obscure the phenomenon,but the fact is unavoidable: The legacy of the gods includes destruction and warfare and the present day followers unknowingly continue the pattern. Instead of seeing that to fight and kill over beliefs and traditions they cannot confirm is spiritually ignorant,adherents desperate to be "right" and attain "salvation",continue to kill and conquer "in the name of God". The gods of the Sumerians fought and developed areas and cities of followers,maintaining temples and armies to fight their brother gods and their followers in the next valley. Can someone say why the "God" who purports to be the lord of limitless universes or that their is "no other god before" can be the god of a few thousand in a small valley. The followers,who are told they are the "chosen ones",then believe whatever notion they have to appease their "God" is divinely inspired and whatever they do is right. This applies to all parties in the current conflict. When will mankind awaken from this misguided path?
2003-03-27

TASIB LATIF FROM ENGLAND, STOKE-ON-TRENT. said:
alhamdulillah, what ive read about ancient iraq is very interesting, about it being the centre of civilization for the whole of humanity. However, was this so called civilization not involved in acts of bestiality? Black magic and paganistic beliefs? With an organisation such as yours, I rather hoped you would talk of something more revolutionary and make public a topic which the ummah has been denied by the governments, 'Decieve, Inveigle and Obfuscate' policy. Needless to say that topic is about creating a homeland for the muslims, one which will be governed by the shariah and be lead by a selfless, god-fearing man.
Please do not take offence at my comments. At a time of great trials and tribulations for the ummah, it will be in everybody's best interests to speak openly and work toward a common goal, a goal to liberate the lands of palestine. A goal that will once and for all destroy Zionism from its roots!
I am not a scholar. I am not a sufi. I am not a mulvi. Indeed i didnt even finish off college. You may think im just a pompous windbag, just another right-winger. Think what you like, but one thing is clear. The events of Iraq will happen again, and again and again. Insha'allah may we be guided towards the sirat-ul-mustaqeem. Insha'allah may our sins be forgiven by Allah, that which are past and those that are to come but only Allah hath knowledge of them.
2003-03-26

YAKUBU I.M FROM NIGERIA said:
lithis is the greatest time for muslim all over the world to reflect. prophet muhammed [saw]:once reported to have said that we are the greatest creatures / mankind ever tohave been created.May Allah in is abundance bless all muslim of the world.
2003-03-26

JANET BRADEN FROM USA said:
It seems utterly ironic to me that, were it not for this 'cradle of civilization', the u.s. would not even know how to count to three, much less how to produce todays high-tech war machines that are trying to destroy the origin of their knowledge. Talk about ungrateful!
2003-03-25

ATAULLAH KHAN FROM INDIA said:
i pray to god that the help to iraq and his aawam
i feel all time if i was there that i am support to iraq!!!!!!!
allah iraq ki madad karega
insha allah
2003-03-24

GHADIR FROM I LIVE IN AMERICA ,BUT IM FROM PALESTINE! said:
What true Facts, I Really enjoyed reading this ,I also look forward to reading your articals each week.
2003-03-24

AKBAR KHAN FROM CANADA said:
If only there were some way to spread this knowledge to the mass American public and make them realize, to educate them about Iraq's importance in the world so that they would not be so quick to support the Bush Empire's so called spread of democracy in the region. When Bush speaks about taking the Domino effect into the middle east, he is doing exactly what America feared the Vietnamese would do with communism in Asia, spreading it to neighbouring nations, and yet American's went in and massacred Vietnamese. HYPOCRISY AT IT'S WORST. Who made America and Britain the police of the World????? Behind every Bush is a terrorist...remember that America.
2003-03-23

SALMAN FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA said:
I agree with the article because all the history i have done on iraq this is the one of the most enjoyfull article i read.
2003-03-23

HAMZA AHMAD FROM USA said:
The author of this article made one minor mistake. Mesopotamia was around in 5000 BC not 5000 years ago. 5000 BC is 7000 years ago. It is a minor mistake, but Mesopotamia is the first fully created civilization. Many (most) Christian theologians also believe it is the site of the Garden of Eden. Ironic indeed.
2003-03-23

ZEINAB ALI FROM SOMALI said:
i know that usa is wrong to go to Iraq and just

tell the king to get out. that is wrong and

everyone knows i think that the king of usa

if he knows to know the bad guy he should look

at the marry so that he can see himself.We

beleive thtat allaah is with the Iraq king and

peopele.
2003-03-22

THOMAS HILT FROM USA said:
This is a good article, but as usual people often forget that the New World developed civilzations complete with language, laws, science, and mathematics at least 7000 years ago and maybe earlier. Iraq is not the only birthplace of civilization
2003-03-22

BROTHER IN ISLAM FROM ALLAH'S UNIVERSE said:
Assalamu alaikkum wa rahmathullahi wa barakathuhu

This comment is to address Syed Taliba Agha's question reg the current events.
Allah remembers and helps those who REMEMBERED Him during times of prosperity. Whoever took Allah as the only Source (Tawheed) and asked for help, He will not let him down no matter if all the armies in the world try to destroy. Pl. don't compare earlier muslims with current day muslims. Allah is punishing the rulers who were unjust for 30 yrs by using the people who had committed sins.
2003-03-22

AMIN FROM USA said:
It's started.
You aren't going to end it.
If you pray for victory pray for American victory. They will win anyway, because the Baathist they fight are Munafaqin the worse of Allahs world.
If you want Iraqi civilians to survive better pray that America takes Baghdad quickly and implants, finally, the religious freedom for Muslims that they deserve.
2003-03-22

SYED TALIBA AGHA FROM INDIA said:
As salam ,i talibwouldfirstlike to thank u all from the bottom of my heart for sending mails regularly JAZAKALLAH MAY ALLAH help and guide, bless u, i have one question which is bothering me could any one answerto this one, ques is Y ,Y ,Y ,Y ALLAH SUBHANO TA ALLAH IS NOT HELPING US (MUSLIMS) I AS WELL AS MILLIONS OFMUSLIMS AROUNDTHE WORLD KNOW THAT HE IS NOT SHORT OF MIRACLES WHEN HE CAN SAVE MUSA FROM FIRE AND FERON,THEN Y CANT HELP IRAQI BROTHERS AND SISTERS
PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION AS THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION WOULD HELP ME UNDERSTAND AND STABALIZE ON GOING CONFLICT IN MY HEART, I HOPE U WILL ANWER ME BROTHER...............ALLAHAFIZ
2003-03-22

S HUSSAINI FROM USA said:
I think that the ouster of Saddam is a new beginning for Iraq. I hope that the overthrow of this brutal dictator is the beginning of the overthrow of all the Middle Eastern Kingdoms that exploit their people and keep all the wealth of the lands natural resources only to the select few Kings and "royalty". this system of monarchies is long extinct in most of the civilized world, however, the so called keepers of Islam have made sure that they enslave their populace and exploit them completely in the name of religion. These are the bastards that have reduced Islam to nothing more than rituals and inaccurate interpretations.

I hope that the US goes after Saudi Arabia next. The 2000 or so "princes" here are lawless infidels who rule the land with absolute authority. They dont even allow women to drive cars in that country. What the heck kind of government can they ever hope to create for their people.

I hope and pray that all these parasites are quickly deposed and that they go away once and for all.
2003-03-22

IQBAL SYED FROM UK said:
why not muslims understand that the war in iraq is not the war against of saddam hussain but against the muslim community. its a matter of sorrowness for us that the muslim countries are supporting uk and usa leaders! why arab leauge and oic are not strong enough to their voces?
2003-03-21

RASHEED AHMAD FROM INDIA said:
it is very dangerious time for muslim comunity this event deeply effect the muslim community this time we should think about next step
2003-03-21

JESUS FROM U.S.A said:
I agree as well THE PROPHET''IBRAHIM'' (M.A.P.B.U.H).HOPEFULLY IN RIGHTEOUS STRENGTH,PROSPERITY,AND SUCCESS THAT THE LAND AND PEOPLE AVAIL IN TRUTH AND BEAUTY IN HAVING THE REALITY STICK TO PEOPLE GIVEN THE HISTORY OF THE AREAS. asalam-a-laikim
2003-03-21

SHOAIB SIDDIQUE FROM UK said:
why are they attacking a country that is in an already fragile reigion?
Robert Mugabee has been terrorising his population openly for years and no one is doing anything about him.
North korea is may be close to producing nucleur weapons and no one is attacking them.
Even though i believe that saddam is in the wrong i do not believe that he is a world treat or that he should take priority over those already mentioned.
any war with iraq without a palastinian state or peace proccess will destablise the entire region and put peace a longer way off than before.
2003-03-20

SAMEERA FROM MALAYSIA said:
To all my brothers and sisters in Iraq, my prayers are with you, May God gives Iraq strength, and inshallah you will see how the US will be destroyed with Allah Will,
I am very very sad to see the sufferings of innocent people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and muslims all over the world,Be Brave and unite, keep our iman, the americans forget that one day all of them will die too,they are kafir,God will pay them back.Ammen
Allah will help us, inshallah,
Allahu Akbar!
2003-03-20

BERTOLD WERNER FROM SCHWEIZ said:
Many thanks for the article about Iraq. It is light in a time of a durty propaganda war.
I'm christian and I believe, that christians, jewry and muslims have the same God.
There is no reason to fight each other.
No war!
Peace now!

Bertold Werner

2003-03-20

TAHSEEN KAUSER FROM UK said:

It is not wrong to put forth the truth about the present days situation. Infact, todays war on Iraq started with the fall of Uthman empire. The leaders of peace are using aggression to control the world and are taking rights of human beings away by one pretex and another. World belongs to the peace loving people be they from anywhere. We are seeing pure aggression now!
2003-03-20

SHABBIR NOORHUSSEIN FROM TANZANIA said:
i am watching with great shock and dismay how our muslim brothers are terrorized and slaughtered by the forces of evil(usa)Union of Satans Army.why do we let ourselves be subject to such humility.remember imam hussein who gave his life and also the lives of his family members for a cause and now we have to take similar action before we are reduced to slaves of satan.this satan cannot control us and we should not be afraid of any men except allah .the satan and his army should be crushed at all cost let our progeny learn that today we are fighting for a cause that is to liberate our selves from the clutches of satan.la ilaha illallah mohammadar-rasulullah.allaho akbar ,muslims unite
2003-03-20

ISMAIL FROM BOSNIA said:
Insha'llah, Iraq will stand strong and survive this horrible war. My du'a is with all our brothers and sisters in Iraq, and please include the people of that nation in your du'a as well, insha'llah. May Allah (swt) bless you all.
2003-03-20

IMY FROM UK said:
I think personally it is sad that the americans and britains are going to war without the backing of the UN.
2003-03-19

JAHIR FROM CANADA said:
I really appreciate the information you have provided for us in this regard. May Allah give you the rewards for all of your efforts.
2003-03-19

GALARIA FROM UNITED KINGDOM said:
The article about Iraq:Cradle of civilisation was very informative and well worded too. I whole heartedly appreciate the writer. And pray for peace to all man kind ... amin
2003-03-19

FOUAD FROM UK said:
Irak was once the most industruous, civilised and where science was originated.All under the concepts & teachings of islam.Is it not where these different teachings of islam have brought us now and Irak and Irakis themselves???All that fascinating lifestyle in these days and still in our era possesses the world's most valuable dependent product such as oil.The wrong or one-sided teaching can lead to destruction.There is only one teaching that is above all.Ruins of ancient civilisation lie in Irak, One of the seven wonders was there etc.many battles were fought there...Who won???
where is Genghis Khan,Alexandra,csar etc....Gone hahah!!
Islam is still there and will never be destroyed....The faithfollowers of Islam are the winner even though we wont see them on CNN or SKY or Canal+!!!!!!
2003-03-19

AL ALEXANDER FROM PORTUGAL said:
Is that called civilization?
These people have been killing each other for hundreds of Years, with no respect for each other or human life,and the only language they undestand is force.
2003-03-19

SUBESH FROM SRILANKA said:
NO ONE ATTACK ANY ONE AND AMERICA IS NOT THE LEADER OF THIS UNINERSE SO WE MUST TOGETHER AND PRESSURE US TO NOT ATTACK IRAQ.
2003-03-19

LIAM HOOKER FROM AUSTRALIA said:
My name is Liam and I am not a muslim, however I am curious to know if this is the reason a lot of muslims in the world don't support a war on Iraq even though they believe that Saddam should be removed? I have a friend that is a muslim and I know that he doesn't support Saddam and he will not explain to me why he does not want a evil man that has destroyed not only Iraq's but the whole muslim worlds reputation removed from power. I know that their is a very high possibility of innocent civillians being killed but how many people are dying in Iraq each day because of Saddam and his government? Anyway I was wondering if this might be the possible reason of his dislike for the removal of Saddam Hussain.
2003-03-19

SOMCHAI SANAWAN FROM THAILAND said:
The current war impasse that Pres. Bush is advocating now is not about disarmemantof Iraq,not about ousting Saddam;not about oil reserve,and also not about protecting Kuwait.

It is mainly about protecting and preserving the survival of jews and Isreail by gradually eliminating the neighbouring Arabs and Muslims phase by phaser.Now is the time to silence Iraq, and tomorrow it could be Libya or Iran,or perhaps Egypt.

Bare in mind that most of the Pres. Bush advisors are jews including the undersecretary of defence.

Jews in the American politics is like Blacks in the American sports.


2003-03-19

BASHIR AHMAD FROM INDIA said:
I am very happy to know about the efforts being taking by islamcity members.I am strict follower of Holy Quran and Hadith. Please send me all the informations related to Islam. I am always with Muslims and for Muslims.
yours
Bashir.
Khuda Hafiz
2003-03-19

FATMAH FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA said:
Very information information about Iraq. American muslim and muslims the world over make dua for our brother and sisters in Iraq and the entire ummah. May Allah Guide us and grant us the best in this world and the grant us paradise.
2003-03-19

SHAQQ FROM USA said:
How does Iraq with this fantastic history support this leader.
Who is Mr. Hussein, and is he the true choice of the people? Muslims are a fair people and place their trust forever in God. For those of us who know that Gods'promise
is true, know we will answer for all that we do.
2003-03-18

LOUBNA NASSER FROM U.S. said:
YOU KEEP REFERRING TO THE EVOLVING WORLD AS A CIVILIZED ONE. THE NEW WORLD WHERE INDIVIDUALS BELIEVE IN NOTHING BUT THEIR OWN INTERESTS. EVERYONE IS MAKING IT SOUND LIKE WHOEVER DO NOT WANT TO JOIN THE NEW VERSION OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM IS UNCIVILIZED AND NONMODERNIZED. IN FACT WHOEVER JOINS THE MODERN WORLD IS ENTERING THE CRUELEST UNCIVILIZED WORLD, WHERE LEADERS HAVE NO HUMANITY OR MERCY.
2003-03-18

STEVE M. FROM USA said:
It is ironic, that the children of this great civilization that was born in Iraq, now has to go back from the ends of the world to clean up the mess made by the caretakers that so greatly perverted this civilization.
2003-03-18

ABDUR RAZZAQ FROM USA said:
Yazid: Shame on you! Who hears or has heard about the tyranny of these dictators and not condemned them? You see it all of the time here on the message board. But what you want us to do? People complain all the time about the injustice in the lands of Islam, but do not be naive. I firmly believe that the US does not want true democracy and definitely not the khilafah in Darul Islam. The dictators, endorsed and supported by the US, can implement policy without the consent or apporval of the people, which makes less people to bribe. In a true democracy you would have more instances like in Turkey last week where the parliament voted against US assistance. This country does not want that the occur in the places where they get their oil.
In terms of how we deal with these dictators as Muslims - what can you or I do? I have e-mailed and attempted to visit their embassies in DC with no success. So if one cannot command good and forbid evil with the hands, he should do so with the tongue, and lastly hate it with his/her heart. When you lead the revolt against one of these unIslamic monarchies, let me know. Otherwise keep making du'aa here in the US. Ironically, with all our numbers and ranks we still cannot make a difference HERE and you want to change the conditions overseas?
2003-03-18

ABDUR RAZZAQ FROM USA said:
Ar Rahman: As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuhu. All prasies due to Allah for his guidance to Islam and make he make you firm in your faith and allow it to radiate from your heart, your tongue and your limbs.
However you cannot call yourself AR Rahmaan. This title of "THE Most Merciful" (with Ar meaning THE) is only for Allah. May I suggest that you choose ABDUR Rahmaan, which the Prophet Muhammad (saws) said was of the best names from Muslim boys.
Also k2: You are wrong in the assessment that Muslims do not condemn the oppressive regimes in the other Muslim countries. Many are just as tyrannical as the Iraq leadership, however I know many people who prefer to live in those countries as opposed to the US - I am one. In Sha Allah I will make the Hijrah fee sabeelillah soon. And you wait. They are slowly eroding the civil rights of the Muslims here. They are overtly and covertly infiltrating masaajid all over the US. They are mistreating Arab and Indo-Pakistani peoples in their hunt for terrorists. This country is not as open to Islam as many people think. May Allah give us the hidayah and the reward of Jannah for our struggles in this dunya.
2003-03-18

IMY2 FROM ENGLAND said:
The war in iraq is only for one reason, and that reason is solely for OIL. I watched a programme yesterday on BBC 1 about a journalist in Israel commenting on the weapons that ISRAEL have, they have weapons of mass destruction that can wipe out the whole of the middle east. Why does no one stop them ? Why is Vanuno still in prison ? There is no reason for war in Iraq - the inspector were not given enough time no evaluate all the weapons and now they have been ordered out of Iraq.

The war should not go ahead as millions of civilians will be murdered and AMERICA/UK should be blamed !
2003-03-18

SYED MUNTASSIM ASHRAF FROM TORONTO,CANADA said:
The article briefly explains most of the historical facts about IRAQ and its impoertance but ignores to mention about the sacrifice made by the grandson of Prophet of Islam(PBUH) for reviving the Islamic spirit.To forget to mention such an important fact(intentionally) highlights the biased behaviour by the writers.
I hope that the writers will be just and unbiased while using their knowledge and skills next time.
Thanks
MaAssalam
-Muntasim
2003-03-18

DJOMBA FROM EX-YU said:
I think the evil dictators Chaney and Rumsfeld along with their mentaly-limited puppet Bush should be put to trial
2003-03-18

SULELAWAL FROM NIGERIA said:
As salam aleikun
Ihave said ealier as it is in the holy Qurian they plot and Allah also plot but ALLAH is the best of plotters
MA salam
2003-03-18

MATARR BALDEH FROM GAMBIA said:
The War against Iraq is supported by three mad men sending sons and daughters to kill and maim other sons and daughters. This is unacceptable, unjust and uncalled for. It is strongly condemed by people all over the world, all religions and civil organizations. Yet despite all these, the trio are bent on detroying civilization and not Iraq, mankind and history. It is ironic for Bush to ask Saddam to live his country of birth for another unknown destination, when thousands of Palestinians are being killed on daily basis by Israelist and that is not considered terrorism, nor a threat to mankind. It is ironic for him to say he has no problem with the population of Iraq, but with their leader who is part of that population. It is ironic for him to say he would destroy the country only to rebuild it. Did he do that in Afghanistan? Did he do that in Bostinia? The answer is in the negative. But one day he will account for his deeds.
2003-03-18

SHAIDA MOHAMMED KHAN FROM SAUDI ARABIA said:
Please provide IslamiCity Bulletin in Urdu also.
Thanks,
2003-03-18

LT COL (RTD) MOHD YUSOF BIN ABDUL RAZAK FROM MALAYSIA said:
No wonder, such big powers of the world have the eyes on Iraq. With domination of Iraq, one can control the Middle East as a whole.
2003-03-18

TOM FROM AUSTRALIA said:
This is an OK article; I think it's a overly pessimistic to state that "civilisation will end" as a result of this war! That's taking the anti-war argument to absurd levels, i think.
Thanks.
2003-03-18

BO PETTERSSON FROM NORWAY said:
I feel very depressed when I see What is happening this day.What can a simple man do When things like this i happening. I can only pray in may heart, pray for peace and for everyone out there how have to confront the evil power.
God bless all of you
2003-03-18

KELELAWAR FROM MALAYSIA said:
'for those who interested in the art, the tittle itself explains the meaning'
2003-03-18

BURHAN ABDULLE FROM CANADA said:
Isreal Tanks are on the streets of RAMALLAH and would we let American tanks to BAGHADAD?

History will tell itself.
2003-03-18

K2 FROM USA said:
What is peace? To look the other way while Saddam slaughter's Iranians, Kurds, Shiites,etc. Is it so difficult for us Muslims to condemn evil for what it is.

Why are we not taking a stand against the racist, intolerant and oppresive regimes of Saudia Arabia, Eqypt, etc.

Yet we don't hesitate to hate everything of a country we all desire to live in. A country which gives Muslims more rights than any of the oppresive Muslim nations in the world.

Admit it, if the doors of the USA were opened. Every Muslim in the world would rush in to escape the brutality they live in.

2003-03-18

AR RAHMAN FROM INDIA said:
salam alaikum,
My name is ar rahman.before this my name is raja. now i embraced islam. now only i understood what is islam.after iembrace islam
i leave my father,mother,.because i want only allah and mohammed nabi.i read your article.it is very nice.please send some photograhp's of mecca and madina.please do dhua for my parent's.iam willing to learn much more about islam.so, please send so many articles to my email id. i will send this article to my friend's also.daily i will read your article's.
2003-03-18

MUSA HARRIS FROM AMERICA said:
I have always read AFRIKA was the cradle and oldest civilization. peace.
2003-03-18

HUSSEIN FROM USA said:
Perhaps, I felt that the essay was more inclined towards Iraq in the place in world history...Anyway, I hope that the rest of the world also see what we know about Iraq and its people...Truly, Iraq and its people are beautiful..
I Hope and pray that the rest of the world can eliminate their misconceptions about the religion Islam as one that is to be yielded by the sword to one that follows its true meaning-submission by free will to ALLAH(SWT)....
Insha Allah, that the rest of the world can understand their wronged prejudices...
2003-03-18

SAJJAD FROM U.S.A said:
In front of billion muslims and billions of good non muslims a nation will be destroyed by present day Pharo U.S.A ,Britain,Spain and silent promoter Zionist Israel.May Allah(RA) forgive us for our inaction.
2003-03-17

YAZID FROM USA said:
Salaam-

Hmmm... I wonder how many of you know what takes place in Iraq on a daily basis. The pain and suffering of muslims at the hands of another muslim.

Yes the US sanctions did ALLOT of damage and they are very bad...what do you expect from a people who only considers their own self interest?

BUT...

We need to stop and consider how many of us objected when Saddam murdered the Kurds, people that opposed the Bath party and it's policies, his sons-in-law etc.

NEWSFLASH:
Iraq has a large enough GDP, or could have if correctly managed, so that every Iraqi could drive a Lexus....the car is an example of what kind of life they could have.....INSTEAD....most of them are eating SAND!

You people are relishing in Mesopotamia PLEASE!!!

WAKE UP and consider what Iraq SHOULD HAVE BEEN....and WILL BECOME!

It's because this UMMAH sits idly by while Muslim dictators rape the wealth of the people in Muslim countries....but raise holy hell if someone else says or does something about it.

Shame on us... that includes YOU!
2003-03-17

BADIA Z. FAKAAR-BELHADJ FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA said:
Everyone knows Bush wants to control Iraq so he can get to the oil, historical objects and the women. (christians go all over the world trying to take the clothing off the women and turn them into the foul, low life women one can find here. What nerve to think he can take the elected President from the people who elected him. This is not going to be a happy time for those sad, young, uniformed men over there fighting about something they do not understand. As usual blacks just need jobs. Colin Powell is what we call a house boy. He is ridiculous. Bush is a cowboy and he want to show the world what wonderful demonic weapons he has to tame the Islamic World. Allah is God and he got something for anyone what tries to squash Al-Islam. At the root of all of this is Bush's hate for Al-Islam. He is using Al-Qaida as a reason for his mischief. Iraq has no weapons of Bush's description. In fact all countries need weapons to defend themselves. Clinton stood back and would not give weapons to the Albanians while the pit bull Serbs murdered them. Satan is very much alive, and his whole desire is to strike fear in the hearts of Muslims. It won't happen. I do not understand the Kuwaitis. If I fight with my sister/brother we will find some means to find peace among us without sending for the devil himself to help one of us. It might take a while, but we would try without sending for the devil himself. Iran and Iraq fought and even though the air may be cool between them, neither sent for the devil to defend them. If one sends for a snake to kill a rat, who kills the snake? So now Bush is going to kill women, old men and children? What nonsense. There has to be a way other than killing people. Bush is just going to attack and bomb someone else's country. But this is what a devil does. He goes about in the lands destroying lives, property, hopes, dreams, cultures. Time for them to get together and kill, kill again. Even Europe knows that this is not a wise move. Badia
2003-03-17

FATIMA ASAMARAI FROM USA said:
i just want to thank you for this amazing email. It was beautiful, as is all of your bulletins. I especially liked this one, because few people know much about Iraq, and it's very good that you're getting the information out there. Jazakum Allah Khairan, and may Allah reward you in this life and in the hereafter.
barak allah feekum
2003-03-17

LATEEF SAYEED FROM USA said:
Now everything is in Allah's hands whatever He wishes is going to happen, nothing can happen without His permission. All we can do now is prey to Allah swt to give right hidaya to all parties concerned. And hope He will pass His Judgment for whoever He wills.
2003-03-17

R. HASAN FROM AUSTRALIA/PAKISTAN said:
We need to re-connect with our history, re-know it while remaining alive to the contemporary world, including it in our reflections. The whole thing is a continuum.
We need to see ourselves as players in the present who are capable of making a valuable contribution to global society.
I'm talking society and culture - where we, the people, engage with perceiving, living and interacting, as well as doing and shaping, in an empowered, powerful, way.
2003-03-17

MARO BEY FROM CANADA said:
Iraq was and is a great centre of civilzation. Iraq has endured a 12 year killing sanctions by USA although imposed by UN, a 20+ years of Saddam Hussein rule, a war that left it bankrupt and the Iraqi Dinar that was US$3.75 is now 1200 Dinars for one US$, that is again being occupied or soon so by US General Tommy Frank to change its Arab character and will be unable to do so. iraq is going to be the symbol for Arabs in many generations to come. Iraq has both Muslims, Christians (Assyrians) and even some Jews and Zaradushts, all living in harmony and peace.
2003-03-17

WASIM FROM S.O.OMAN said:
Iraq has a histry, it has lots of historic places and memorials, this so called war(Aggresion) will destroy all.

This crime of war should not be accepted. This is crime against humanity.
2003-03-17

KAMAL, AZAN FROM USA said:
i am praying for peace
2003-03-17

ISLAM SHAZLY FROM CANADA said:
Salam Alaykom,

First: The Expected US attack on Iraq, is just the bigining of the new crusades against ISLAM, it has nothing to do with civilization or oil or terrorism, and whoever thinks otherwise needs to open up their eyes, look around and go back to history and the Seera of the prophet Salla Allahu-alayh wa sallam.

Second: In your article you say, and I quote: "In addition, it has numerous Islamic holy sites such as Karbala, Najaf, and Baghdad. The holy city of Najaf is the study center of theology for the world's 150 million Muslims who follow the Shia tradition."

La hawla wala Qowata illa billah, there are only 3 holy places for muslims all over this world, Mekka, Medina, and Al-Quds, and again anyone who says otherwise is mistaken and you can go back to the correct authentic ahadeeth of the prophet salla Allahu-alayhy wa sallam taht talk about this subject.

As much as I like your website, now I'm going to worry about the content you provide, fear Allah in what you place on your website, there are a lot of lost people out there looking for the truth, I don't think we need to make them even more lost by what we tell them.

May Allah guide you and us to his Sirat Mustakeem.

Salam Alaykom
Islam
2003-03-17

MOHSIN FROM USA said:
Excellent information. May Allah bless you and islamicity in abundance and put the banner high flowing
2003-03-17

CINDY ABOUAMMO FROM USA said:
I oppose the war in Iraq. Inshallah I hope that it doesn't happen.
2003-03-17

FARIDASOHRAB FROM INDIA said:
Aasalamu -aliecum
I am happy to receive the topics regarding the Islamic history and other things.I would like to ask u can I forward this letter to News-papers over here in India.May god bless u for doing very good work.May God bring peace in world.Ameen.
2003-03-17

ABDUL RAHMAN FROM INDIA said:
in the name of GOD......

u.s and u.k have lot of nuk weapons.first they must disarm.israel and it's citizens must be remived from the world
2003-03-17

M. MCGUIRE FROM USA said:
Humanities only hope for the future is to
believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten son
of God. The one true God, Jehovah.
2003-03-17

ABDUR RAZZAQ FROM USA said:
Yaa Allah: May you please send blessing, safety, and sakeenah upon our Iraqi brothers and sisters. May you also please awaken Your Ummah to the threat of our destruction and give us victory over those who wish to eradicate us.
Ameen.
2003-03-17

SYED SOHAIL RAZA FROM CANADA said:
Why are you shy in mentioning the Great tragedy of Kerbala happend 1400 years ago in Iraq???
2003-03-17

MOHAMMED ALHASSAN FAWEI FROM GHANAIAN BUT RESIDING IN THE GAMBIA said:
I am slamic teacher at glory baptist junior secondary school in the Gambia here.
I aways make good use of the notes you are been sending to me anytime...it alway help me to deliver my lecture to my students.
I will be very happy if your organisation could help me the Transliteration and translation of Holy Quran. Thanks and looking forward to hear from again of my demand.
Mohammed Alhassan Fawei.
2003-03-17

NEYAMAT ULLAH FROM BANGLADESH said:
Good sense may prevail to save old civilization. Muslim Ummah must be united.
2003-03-17

NOON FROM U$A said:
Thank U 4 remembering us. thank U 4 consistantly
work @ eduating us. It is our honour 2 be receiving education from All.of.U.
2003-03-17

AHMED MOHAMED KHAIRY AHMED SOLIMAN. FROM EGYPT said:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS NICE E.MAIL.
WHAT A WONDERFUL BULLETIN AND PHOTO.
2003-03-17

SHAMIM SIDDIQUI FROM PAKISTAN said:
of course iraq is the cradle of civilization.. and iraq was also backbone of islamic civilization and the city of bagdad was ruinned by zangas khan..and all islamic reserch moved to west.... but this all happend ... what is the reasion.... as a muslim ... we all forget our mission... we moved from our islamic idelogy and mission.. we all are divided in to arab and non arab. if we all unit as a muslim.. i am sure no power distroy us. still we have time, we utilize our resourse and use for betterment of mankind......
2003-03-17

NORAINAN FROM MALAYSIA said:
It is a sad thing that the US and its allies want to destroy the one civilization that was great in the past. But as I see the whole world was demonstrating to avoid war , I did not see any of the Arab nation or its people doing similar things. Why don't they want to save their own people and of the same religion . The Arab world need to unite to go against the allies and yet they are the ones who allows them to be in their country.
2003-03-17

BRU FROM US said:
their goverment murder and suppress the people,nobody has a right to harm or supress a person no matter what
2003-03-17

KARI FROM CANADA said:
An additional post script to your story on the Cradle of Civilization. It is also recorded in history that this region was where Adam's grandchildren first began to call out to God. Genesis 4:26
2003-03-17

YAAKUB TAHIR FROM BRUNEI DARUSSALAM said:
May Allah protect this country. Ameen.
2003-03-17

IMAM WALI FROM USA said:
Muslims are not concerned with oppressed peoples around the world. They are only concerned with things that affect them as Muslims. Many Muslims are here in America anw will not lift a hand or spend a nickel to free a slave.
African Americans are still economic slaves in America and many immigrant Muslims are here helping to exploit the African American. Many of them did the same thing in Uganda and South Africa. They said with their mouths, "There is no racism in Islam". Well, maybe not but there are many, many racists Muslims.
Now they are finding out that here in America they are not "white" people as they thought they were and they are still selling alcohol, pork and pornography in the Black Community but NO immigrant Muslim leaders or organizations will say a thing about it.
Shame! Shame! Whame!
2003-03-17

CHRIS FROM USA said:
I desire peace. I must call into question any advice that champions intellect as a means of salvation. You have recounted history and its man-based flawed nature. Dependence on human capacity is doomed to failure. My hope for "...life and life to the full," lies in Jesus Christ, the Father, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
2003-03-17

MOHAMED EL SOFANY FROM IRELAND said:
What can you say if ALLAH (SW) has made us a crowed of sheep governed by sheapper who protect the evil of the world (usa.uk,sahron).
A croud of pathatic Shaks (Milkshak) arein control of the most effective tool ( oil ) in the world , and the try to convince the population this tool can not be used to stop the evil,if that the case why the evil are coming to have full control of usless tools . !!!!!!.what a sham
they the sheks claim the are the protectors of the holy places , and the Profit (saaw) has sad meaning of hadith * the life of one muslim is grater in ALLAH views than makka * they new that and even so they do not car about the life of millions of Iraqi people will be unlawfully killed by the evil (usa.uk sahron)
GOD WIL JUDGE ALL THE ARE LEADER ON THERE PATHATIC, HOPLESNESS I HOPE IN THIS LIFE IF BEFORE I DIE NOT IN THIS LIFE IT WILL BE IN THE HEARAFTER
ALLAH KNOWS BEST
INA LELLAH WA IN ALEHE RAGION
2003-03-17

KAMALBAHARIM AHMAD FROM MALAYSIA said:
I fully agreed with writer about Iraq. One of the earliest civilization on this earth started in Iraq,Iraq civilization centuries before American nation was found and thousand more before Sr and Jr Bush was born. America was born from a colony state of English lords whereby Iraq was th4e centre of civilizations on its own with their own cultures and traditions. Iraq also is the land of the prophets and great Islamic scholars. What the America and their cohorts is trying to do is to impose their 200 years of melting pot civilization in the nation where histories goes thousands of years. It's the Islamic Nations themselve is to be blame because they are not united to check on the aggressors. They are ( the claimed Islamic leaders ) only care for their own stomach and prosperity more than they love Allahsubhanawata'ala. They shoud ( Some Islmamic Leader ) united and protest against using their countries as the base to attack Iraq. For this I think the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohd is more Islamic than the rest that call themself the proctector the two holy land. Allah has given Islamic wealth ( oil ) and the stretegic location, such as on the coastal shipping lanes and port, which to help the Islamic brothers in their needs and to uphold the Islmaic principles. They ( Islmic nations ) should wake up united to stop the destruction plan for Civilized Iraq and the cradle of all Civilizations on this earth. Let us all muslims and who ever believed in gods and human well being prayed so that this stupid war is avoided.
2003-03-17

BENIR KORANACHE FROM JAMAICA said:
a salaam alaikum -

indeed, iraq and babylon are the fortresses of
time - and unfortunately FATE. the impending
dance of the leviathans is prophetic and
cannot be avoided. yet, when the smoke
clears it is ISLAM that will stand taller under
God.

i'shallah.

benir in new york
2003-03-16

ROMELIA PALACIOS FROM USA said:
its incomprehensible to me that but a few man in power in some parts of the world can dictate what and how the events of the world and its people will come about ,they are heartless when they speak trying to convince everyone that they have nothing but peoples well being in mind, when asked by the media for a reason that makes sence for this horrible assination that they so arroganntly describe how and why they plan to extinguish life , they run around in circles never making any sense the worst part is that everyone seems to be as heartless as they are not many of us has stood up to this extinguishers or life they have done it with their sanctions and they can no longer be patient , now they just want to take the oil,those petrodollars cant make them think or see whats right , sadly sadam would do all of us a favor if he burnt his oil,than when no oil is there i'd be curious to see how fast they would come back home only to pick on another country so as to keep us entertained so we dont ask why arent we in iraq any more? they will invent something the american public is unfortunatelly very easily distracted.there are so many issues that this war is hidding like enron,economy, welfare, education,health issurance,homeless people,tax cut for the 1& OF RICH PEOPLE,USAMA, doctors abandoning thier jobs,medicaid how long does it take?the middle class is becoming a thing of the past very fast,i wonder what would happen if they dont get the iraq oil?can you imagin how much the usa stands to loose economically, not to say how the the world would persieve us,bush and his few friends have started armagedon,nostradamus did say we would kill our selves,i wish he would of been wrong .God all mighty have pitty on us all.but moist of all on those poor iraquis as they are extinguished ,im sad for all of humanity.
2003-03-16

AMIN ABDULLAH FROM USA said:
It is regrettable that "man" has still not learned that arrogance and false pride, has always been, an will continue to be his Downfall. Never since the Creation has he been a superpower,There is,has been, and alwalys will be only ONE POWER, man; with all the firepower that they think they have, can never subtract from the GLORY of OUR LORD by any degree. Do Not Fear them, Fear the ONE who has more RIGHT to be FEARED.
2003-03-16

WHIT WHITTLESEY FROM USA said:
--I have convergent interests with Muslims God is indeed Great
WHIT WHITTLESEY
BOSTON MA USA
2003-03-16

SHAAZ FROM PAKISTAN said:
it's a good informative site. would like to see some addition about islamic history.
2003-03-16

MUHAMMAD FROM USA said:
As a Muslim living in the USA, I agree that Iraq is the cradle of civilization.

However, the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has to go. He has used chemical weapons of mass destruction on his own people. He has tortured,imprissoned and killed Iraqi people who oppose his brutal rule. He has to be removed so the people of Iraq can be FREE again.

In my opinion the Unites States is not against the people of Iraq but is against the ruthless leadership currently in power.

All good Muslims should be happy that this dictator, Saddam Hussein, will be removed from power restoring the government of Iraq to it's own people.

We Muslims in the USA have the right to practice our relegion without government interfearance.

I support the US Military which includes many Muslim Brothers and Sisters in it's mission to get rid of Saddam Hussein and restore power to the Iraqi people.
2003-03-16

N H STORBECK (WITH HOLD PLEASE) FROM UNITED KINGDOM said:
I think we all realise that there is more to it than just Saddam Hussain and his so called weapons of mass destruction. I ask myself, why are Mr.Bush and Mr.Blair so hell bent on plunging the civilised world into a war which could have the most catastrophic impact on humanity, even unlash armageddon for the final destruction of mankind. Could there be a deeper reason for all of this? Could the underlying, hidden reason perhaps be the destruction of Islam? It is well known that western women value very highly their so called liberation, to be "men" without the responsibility of men, to be cossetted and kept if not by a man then by the state in the form of tax payer's hand-outs. See them going in gangs into pubs and clubs, unaccompanied, and coming out drunk and behaving in a disgusting manner.Husbands and children coming home to an empty house, no meals ready because they have been out visiting friends making mischief and pathetically apologising with the excuse that they've been so busy. This is the lifestyle that our women are so eager to preserve at all costs and Islam could be a possible threat to this loose behaviour. Perhaps once again they will have to become real wives and mothers.
Throughout history men of power have been influenced by women in the bedchamber, even been blackmailed into agreeing to subtle suggestions by threat of with-holding "favours". I wonder if this is the case now? Perhaps we ought to remember also that Catholicism might play a big part in all of this-the need to preserve the status quo?
2003-03-16

MR. ROBERTO R. OSSORIO FROM USA said:
It was my study of Islam as a high school teacher that first began my conversion to Islam. Preparing lessons on the beginnings of Islam, its various capitals like Damascus and Baghdad at the center of a great and beautiful culture, moved me to delve deeper into a way of life where the main goal is submission to God, Islam. I believe that Islam must reveal itself for the beautiful way of life that it is. The violent elements associated with Islam are not Islamic in nature but are actually the results of historical Arabic conflicts. We as Muslims must look for ways to reconcile this violent past for our brothers and original founders from which the Prophet (Peace be upon him)came. We must focus on rebuilding the greatness that was and truly is Islam. The greatness that comes from the Quaran, the Hadith, the study of art and science and the dedication to not only law but more importantly justice. As always it is about the will of Allah. Do you believe the state of the world today especially the Muslim world is what Allah wills on his people. I think not. Remember the greatness the once was Baghdad.
2003-03-16

ARIF FROM DANAMRK said:
As salam aleikum ...I wanna know why I cant hier the quran..i just did register 3 times..bat still dont work..u can try it self my e-mail is [email protected] password is khilafah..pls ansver
as salam aleikum
2003-03-16

RAFIQUE AHMAD RANA FROM GERMANY said:
thank you very much indeed for sending me regular news letter of islami city. This time is in the news letter a very improtant code and expression of Cilvilizations began from Iraq.Now the ancient History of Iraq showes who is civiliesed and who is an unciviliesed, Now a days the real uncivlised peopele of the world dominating and leading the very wrong and nacekd culture of humanbeing and showing themselve as acivilised,,,yea ,,,, only the cilvlised with Radiorays bombs..is it not a....Shame for humanity.
2003-03-16

NEDA said:
Should we be acknowledging the city of Najaf, the study center as the place where 150 millions Shia muslims got there theology? Is this something important for those muslims who follow the Quran and Sunnah just as the Prophet Mohammed did?
2003-03-16

KYRIE FROM UK said:
Asssalamu allaikum,

A great and very informative article, It was helpful to explain about civilization to my young children and how its important to hold to Islam and its values.Simple language was the key to my attention.
May the Almighty Allah save innocent people and the children of Iraq, and reward you for all your work.
Jazzakkallahu khair.
2003-03-16

TIM BILODEAU FROM USA said:
A very nice article. I certainly hope that the Iraqi people will be able to resume their lives and flourish once again. I also hope that they will be able to forgive the nations and people who supported Saddam Hussein, the monster that made their land a living hell.
2003-03-16

ABDUR RAHMAN FROM USA said:
Really Good Article....Mash'Allah
very informative
2003-03-15

PHILLIP E RAMSEY FROM UNITED STATES said:
Iraq is supposed to be all those things but we are still blind to the rest of the activity of thw world. The art of discovery is new, some day they may find more about the whole world, Allah may have created more then we know.
In Iraq there is also the start of the world religion of the Baha'i Faith, the founder of the Baha'i Faith declarded to the world that he was send by Allah as the messanger for today, this was the start of a new world religion.
Saying Iraq is this or that is like sayinh we know the will of Allah.
2003-03-15

A B M SALEH FROM INDIA said:
Watch and see how Allah decides the fate of Iraq as well as USA & Britain !
2003-03-15

KHALIL KHAN FROM UAE said:
Dear Brother
I want to start a discussuion on our first month of the year, all nations welcome their new year with happy , why we muslim welcome with sarrow/black flags, is it due to Karbala Event,
some one like to clarify please, do not be emotional, be realistic, I hereby like to inform all the readers , that I am the first one who respect the grandson of prophet Mohammad (pbuh)
Syedna Hussain, Hassan & all family, but to think is not bad , it is not decission
best regds
khalil khan
2003-03-14

AMEIR MUKHTAR FROM UK said:
It may be worth adding as well that it is belived that Adam and Noah are burried in Najaf south of Baghdad,( beside the burrial site of Imam ALI. In Babylon , Ibraham was saved from the fire of Namrood. in Ninawa ( Mousel )north of Iraq, was the biggest and first biggest Library in the world ( 4000 years ago)
2003-03-14