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Khalid Ibn Walid (Saif Allah): Islam's greatest warriors

Posted March 6th, 2011 at 11:43 AM by SudaniMujahid

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Khālid ibn al-Walīd (592-642) (Arabic: خالد بن الوليد) also known as Sayf-Allah al-Maslul (the Drawn Sword of God or Sword of Allah), was one of the two famous Arab generals of the Rashidun army during the Muslim conquests of the 7th Century.[1] (See also: 'Amr ibn al-'As.) He is noted for his military prowess, commanding the forces of Muhammad and those of his immediate successors of the Rashidun Caliphate; Abu Bakr and Umar ibn al-Khattab.[1] In having the distinction of being undefeated in over
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Zimbabwe's Third Chimurenga: Rise of the Landless (2)

Posted March 9th, 2011 at 03:01 PM by Gile na Gile

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Now that Mugabe has shown himself to be definitively not 'our kind of guy', i.e someone who would gladly squander his own nation's resources for the promise of peace and security and the benefit of our engorged portfolios; a prostituted international media, with the sole exception of Al Jazeera English it seems, commands the entire world to scream in abhorrence. And we do scream of course, loudly and impetulantly, because we are by and large decent people who are more than willing...
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And the Word was made Sacred: Speech in Early Animism

Posted March 23rd, 2011 at 11:24 PM by Gile na Gile
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The possibility of religious thought begins with the descent of the larynx among early hominids.

Animistic thought - the seed of religious belief - entails as we know, the attribution of sentience to inanimate objects and natural phenomena yet none of this could have taken place without a concomitant growth in the complexity of human speech. Such linguistic abstractions as attributing powers of cause and effect to unseen entities occupying a shadowy "other region" appear...
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The Mori Clan : The "Other" Family

Posted March 25th, 2011 at 08:09 AM by leakbrewergator

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When you mention great names and families in Sengoku Japan, usually the first ones that come to mind are the Oda, Toyotomi and Tokugawa. Then, when asked to expound upon those families, the next tier of names usually include the likes of the Hojo, Takeda and Uesugi. Very rarely will you hear the Mori mentioned among these families. For the life of me, I have no idea why.

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Hojo Shigetoki no Kokun

Posted April 6th, 2011 at 05:34 PM by leakbrewergator

Earlier, I blogged about Hojo Soun's 21 Articles.

While that may be one of the more famous sets of daimyo house codes, the Kokun, or family instructions, set forth by Hojo Shigetoki are among the earliest, written in 1247.

The instructions have been translated by Carl Steenstrup, who is responsible for the translation of Soun's articles as well.

There is also an abridged translation of Shigetoki's instructions in A History of Japan to 1334, by George Sansom....
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