Posts made in January, 2018

The Christians Under Turkish Rule “Crusades” “Conflict Between Christendom And Islam” Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on The Christians Under Turkish Rule “Crusades” “Conflict Between Christendom And Islam” Dr. Matti Moosa

The Christians Under Turkish Rule Dr. Matti Moosa More than any other Muslim writer, Ibn al-Athir has discussed the character and achievements of Nur al-Din Zangi, who he says died from al-khawaniq (angina) in 1173-74.[46] Ibn al-Athir says he read the history of the rulers before and after Islam and found no sovereign except al-Khulafa al-Rashidun (the Rightly Guided Caliphs) and the Umayyad Caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (reigned 717-720) to be more praiseworthy for his conduct, justice, and fairness than al-Malik al-Adil Nur al-Din. He lauds Nur al-Din for his indifference to worldly...

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The Franks and the Syrian Christians “Crusades” “Conflict Between Christendom And Islam” Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on The Franks and the Syrian Christians “Crusades” “Conflict Between Christendom And Islam” Dr. Matti Moosa

The Franks and the Syrian Christians Dr. Matti Moosa The Franks’ interference in the affairs of the Syrian Church seriously weakened their ability to keep the allegiance of the native population in Edessa and elsewhere. This interference was particularly evident in the case of Abu Ghalib bar Sabuni, brother of Bishop Sa’id bar Sabuni, which alienated the Syrians and turned them against the Franks. Abu Ghalib, a monk from the Arnish Monastery near Kesum and Ra’ban, was chosen as bishop of Edessa by Patriarch Abu al-Faraj Athanasius VI in 1101 and took the name Basilius at his...

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Muslims – Christians relations And Inter – Christrian Rivalries In Middle East Dr. John Joseph

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on Muslims – Christians relations And Inter – Christrian Rivalries In Middle East Dr. John Joseph

1-The Syrians in Tur Abdin 2- The Syrians in Syria 3- Bibiography 1 THE SYRIANS IN Tur Abdin The internal conditions in the still “Ottoman Empire” were chaotic when the war ended in 1918.  Food and most commodities were at famine prices. In Istanbul, sugar, an item typical of other commodities, was retailed at three hundred instead of twenty-five piasters. “Everyone was for himself,” the Times of London reported hundreds of thousands of brigands, some partly organized politically; others, unorganized bands of deserters and robbers, posed the most serious problem...

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A Bird’s eye view of the Syriac Language and Literature – By: Bishop Edip Aydin

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on A Bird’s eye view of the Syriac Language and Literature – By: Bishop Edip Aydin

The Syriac Language        Syriac belongs to the Semitic family of languages, and is a dialect of Aramaic. The history of Aramaic goes back to the second millennium B.C. It was “first attested in written from in inscriptions of the tenth century B.C., it still continues to be spoken and written in the late twentieth century A.D. by a variety of communities in the Middle East and elsewhere. At various times over the course of these three thousand or so years of its known history, Aramaic has been spoken or written by peoples of many different faiths, by pagans, Zoroastrians,...

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Hopes to Revive the Christian Area of Turkey SUSANNE GÜSTEN

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on Hopes to Revive the Christian Area of Turkey SUSANNE GÜSTEN

IDIL, TURKEY — Clambering over the rubble of what was once his hometown, Robert Tutus pointed to a spot just up the road from where his family’s house had stood. “This is where my father was assassinated,” he said. “Two men walked up to him as he was returning home one evening, and killed him with a bullet to his head.” His father, Sukru Tutus, was the last Christian mayor of Azeh, known as Idil in Turkish, a town in southeastern Anatolia that traces its Christianity back to the time of the Apostles. Within a month of his killing, which happened on June 17, 1994, Mr. Tutus...

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