Sword of Islam and the others

Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad ibn al-Husayn al-Mutanabbi al-Kindi (ابو الطيب احمد بن الحسين المتنبي الكندي) was one of the greatest Arab poets. Nevertheless this post is not about his literary output but his long and difficult to pronounce name and about Arabic names and their meanings in general. Let’s start from brief explanation. Unlike in Europe …

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Supreme Leader

“I have a poor soul, a broken body, and the little bit of dignity that you have given me - I will sacrifice it all for the Revolution and for Islam.” Those are words of Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a man with almost absolute power …

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