The world of Islam….on display in your library!
As a follow up to Shafiq Ur Rahman’s presentation on Pakistan, come, see the library’s collection of the world of Islam...
Islam is the religion articulated by the Qur’an a text considered by its adherents to be the word of God (Allah) and by teachings and normative example (Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, considered to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim --Shafiq Ur Rahman
Eid-ul-Adha (this year, November 06, 2011), festival of sacrifice or greater eid is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma’il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. The meat is divided into three parts, 1) poor/needy, 2) Relatives/Friends, neighbors and 3) family. Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the Islamic month (Lunar calendar), Dhu al Hijjah, starts after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabi.
Pakistan gained independence from the British Empire in 1947 after a struggle for independence, led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, that sought the partition of British colony of “Sub-continent” and independence for the Muslim majority populations of the eastern and western regions of British Empire.
--Shafiq Ur Rahman