Category: This Day in History

A sublime man will come and save humanity from oppression and injustice

A sublime man will come and save humanity from oppression and injustice

A sublime man will come and save humanity from oppression and injustice… وَلَقَد كَتَبنا فِي الزَّبورِ مِن بَعدِ الذِّكرِ أَنَّ الأَرضَ يَرِثُها عِبادِيَ الصّالِحونَ “And We have already written in the book [of Psalms] after the [previous] mention [in the Torah] that the Earth is inherited by My righteous servants.” (Holy Quran: 21, 105) A [&hellip

Early History of Cameroon

Early History of Cameroon

The earliest inhabitants of Cameroon were probably the Baka (Pygmies). They still inhabit the forests of the south and east provinces.[1] Bantu speakers originating in the Cameroonian highlands were among the first groups to move out before other invaders. The Mandara kingdom in the Mandara Mountains was founded around 1500 and erected fortified structures, the [&hellip

The History of Bulgaria

The History of Bulgaria

The history of Bulgaria can be traced from the first settlements on the lands of modern Bulgaria to its formation as a nation-state and includes the history of the Bulgarian people and their origin. The earliest evidence of human occupation discovered on what is today Bulgaria date from at least 1.4 million years ago.[1] Around [&hellip

Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

The region that is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo was first settled about 80,000 years ago. Bantu migration arrived in the region from Nigeria in the 7th century AD. The Kingdom of Kongo remained present in the region between the 14th and the early 19th centuries. Belgian colonization began when King Leopold II [&hellip

Thursday, 9th April, 2015

Thursday, 9th April, 2015

​1825 solar years ago, on this day in 193 AD, Lucius Septimius Severus seized power of the Roman Empire on the death of Emperor Pertinax, after deposing and killing the incumbent emperor Didius Julianus, during the “Year of the Five Emperors”.  Of Syrian-Punic origin, he then fought his rival claimants, the generals, Pescennius Niger and Clodius [&hellip

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015

​1798 solar years ago, on this day in 217 AD, Roman Emperor Caracalla was assassinated after a 6-year reign by his guards while urinating at a roadside in Edessa in northern Mesopotamia, a year after he tricked the Iranians into believing that he was sincere in his peace and marriage proposal to the daughter of Parthian [&hellip

Friday, 3rd April, 2015

Friday, 3rd April, 2015

​1367 lunar years ago, on this day in 69 AH, the pious lady, Hazrat Omm al-Baneen (SA), the mother of the valiant standard-bearer of Karbala, Hazrat Abbas (AS), passed away in Medina, and was laid to rest in the Baqie Cemetery, next to Safiyyah and Atikah, the paternal aunts of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).  Her real name [&hellip

Thursday, 2nd April, 2015

Thursday, 2nd April, 2015

​1273 solar years ago, on this day in 742 AD, the king of the Franks, Charlemagne, was born in either Aachen in modern-day Germany or Liege (Herstal) in present-day Belgium.  He was the son of Pepin the Short and following the death of his father in 768, he was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman [&hellip

Wednesday, 1st April, 2015

Wednesday, 1st April, 2015

​1488 solar years ago, on this day in 527 AD, Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne. On the death of Justin I in August the same year, Justinian became the sole ruler and embarked on a policy of expansionism as he strove to become the emperor [&hellip

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015

1388 solar years ago, on this day in 627 AD, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) and the fledgling Muslim community of Medina triumphed in the Battle of Trench (Khandaq) over a joint Arab-Israeli force of 10,000 after withstanding a 27-day siege led by the archenemy of Islam, Abu Sufyan.  Also known as the Battle of Confederates (Ahzaab), the [&hellip