Around 20,000 Circassian resistance fighters gathered in Kbaada on May 21, 1864. They were surrounded by around 100,000 Russian soldiers. In the end, the Circassians chose martyrdom above surrender.
One of the most prominent leaders of the All India Muslim League, Allama Iqbal encouraged the creation of a "state in north-western India for Muslims" in his 1930 presidential address.
Deir Yassin has become and still is a corrosive reminder of the continuous suffering, struggle and systematic genocide of the Palestinian people that has been going on for 65 years.
On Friday, 9 April 1948, the people of the Deir Yassin village were wiped out by Israelis who were fighting to establish a Jewish homeland on stolen Palestinian soil.
In accordance with the verdict passed down by the Turkish parliament on March 3, 1924, the position of the Caliph was officially removed and the last Caliph, Abdulmecid and the Ottoman household was ordered to leave Turkey.
The author of Turkey's national anthem, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, passed away on December 27, 1936.
Edward Said, a Palestinian activist and writer of the popular book ‘Orientalism’, an analysis of western perceptions on Islam and the Middle-East, died ten years ago today on 25 September 2003.