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Zayd ibn Harithah

Zayd ibn Harithah, was an early Muslim and adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad. He is regarded as the third person to have accepted Islam, after Muhammad's wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Muhammad's cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib. Zayd was a slave in Khadija's household for several years, but Muhammad freed and adopted Zayd as his own son. Zayd was a commander in the early Muslim army and led several early military expeditions during the lifetime of Muhammad. Zayd led his final expedition in September 629 C. E, set out to raid the Byzantine city of Bosra; however the Muslim army was intercepted by Byzantine forces and Zayd was subsequently killed at the Battle of Mu'tah. Zayd was married to prominent women of the Prophet's household, including Muhammad's cousin Zaynab bint Jahsh and his loyal servant Barakah. Zayd is said to have been ten years younger than Muhammad, suggesting a birth-year of c. 581 A. D, he is said to have been 55 years old at his death in 629, indicating a birthdate of 576. He was born into the Udhra branch of the Kalb tribe in the central Arabia.

He claimed a pedigree twelfth in descent from Udhra ibn Zayd al-Lat ibn Rufayda ibn Thawr ibn Kalb ibn Wabara. Zayd's mother, Suda bint Thaalaba, was from the Maan branch of the Tayy tribe; when Zayd was "a young boy of an age at which he could be a servant" he accompanied his mother on a visit to her family. While they were staying with the Maan tribe, horsemen from the Qayn tribe raided their tents and kidnapped Zayd, they sold him as a slave for 400 dinars. Zayd's family without success. A lament is attributed to his father, Harithah ibn Sharahil: Zayd was purchased by a merchant of Mecca, Hakim ibn Hizam, who gave the boy as a present to his aunt, Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, he remained in her possession until the day she married Muhammad, when she gave the slave as a wedding present to her bridegroom. Muhammad became attached to Zayd, to whom he referred as al-Ḥabīb; some years some members of Zayd's tribe happened to arrive in Mecca on pilgrimage. They encountered Zayd and recognised each other, he asked them to take a message home.

On receiving this message, Zayd's father and uncle set out for Mecca. They promised him any ransom if he would return Zayd to them. Muhammad replied that Zayd should be allowed to choose his fate, but that if he wished to return to his family, Muhammad would release him without accepting any ransom in exchange, they called for Zayd, who recognised his father and uncle, but told them that he did not want to leave Muhammad, "for I have seen something in this man, I am not the kind of person who would choose anyone in preference to him." At this, Muhammad took Zayd to the steps of the Kaaba, where legal contracts were agreed and witnessed, announced to the crowds: "Witness that Zayd becomes my son, with mutual rights of inheritance." On seeing this, Zayd's father and uncle "were satisfied," and they returned home without him. In accordance with the Arabic custom of adoption at the time, Zayd was thereafter known as "Zayd ibn Muhammad" and was a freedman, regarded and as Muhammad's son. At an unknown date before 610, Zayd accompanied Muhammad to Ta'if, where it was a tradition to sacrifice meat to the idols.

Near Baldah on their way back to Mecca, they met Zayd ibn Amr and offered him some of the cooked meat that Zayd was carrying in their bag. Zayd ibn Amr, an outspoken monotheist, replied, "I do not eat anything which you slaughter in the name of your stone idols. I eat none but those things on which Allah's Name has been mentioned at the time of slaughtering." After this encounter, said Muhammad, "I never stroked an idol of theirs, nor did I sacrifice to them, until God honoured me with his apostleship."When Muhammad reported in 610 that he had received a revelation from the angel Gabriel, Zayd was one of the first converts to Islam. While Khadijah was the first Muslim of all, she was followed by her neighbour Lubaba bint al-Harith, her four daughters, the first male converts, Ali and Abu Bakr. In 622, Zayd joined the other Muslims in the Hijrah to Medina. Once settled in the new city, Muhammad urged each Muslim to "take a brother in Religion" so that each would have an ally in the community.

Zayd was paired with Muhammad's uncle Hamza. Hamza accordingly trusted his last testament to Zayd just before his death in 625. A few months Muhammad and Abu Bakr sent Zayd back to Mecca to escort their families to Medina; the return party consisted of Muhammad's wife Sawda, his daughters Umm Kulthum and Fatimah, his servant Abu Rafi, Zayd's wife Baraka and their son Usama, Abu Bakr's wife Umm Rumman, his children Asma and Aisha, a guide named Abdullah ibn Urayqit, Abu Bakr's kinsman Talhah decided to accompany them. Zayd married at least six times. Durrah bint Abi Lahab, a cousin of Muhammad, they were divorced. Umm Ayman, Muhammad's freedwoman and mother of Ayman ibn Ubayd, they were married "after Islam" and their son was born in 612. Hind bint Al-Awwam, a niece of Khadijah. Humayma bint Sayfi, the widow of Al-Baraa ibn Maarur, a chief in Medina. Al-Baraa died in August or September 622, so the marriage to Zayd was in or after 623. Zaynab bint Jahsh, a cousin of Muhammad, they were married in 625 and divorced in late 626.

Umm Kulthum bint Uqba, a maternal sister of Caliph Uthman. This marriage was ordered by Muhammad in 628, but it ended in divorce."Zayd had three children. Usama, son

Boris Borovsky

Boris Markovich Borovsky is a Russian tennis player and sports journalist. Born in Alma-Ata and interested in sports, he started playing tennis at school, taking part in competitions with Anna Dmitrieva. In 1956, Borovsky won the first gold medal at the Games of the peoples of the USSR, two years became a called up to the men's team of the USSR. Boris was the winner or the winner of various national competitions, as well as participated in international tournaments. Since the late 1950s, Borovsky began to try sports journalism: first preparing a small materials and notes for the sports editors of various media and for some time collaborating with Radio in the Soviet Union. In 1962 Boris graduated from the Moscow Technological Institute of Food Industry. From 1966 to 1989 he worked on Borovsky on Radio Yunost, worked with the Radio Rossii. In 1998, together with a group organized the first disabled sport radio in the country and spent two years working on it. In the late 1990s, Boris began to cooperate with the Russian-language version of the Eurosport TV channels, soon becoming one of the regular commentators tennis ether channels.

In the mid-2000s, Borovsky worked for television broadcasts of tennis on Russia-2. Boris has four children: Elena and Fedor, Ivan. Без комментариев. Борис Боровский Rusperson.com

Armand Chouffet

Armand Chouffet was a French politician born in Hérimoncourt, a small town situated in the eastern part of France. He died in Villefranche-sur-Saône. Choufett, the son of a butcher, served in the French army, and in 1917, after World War I, he escaped from a German prison where he had been held since June 1916.< go die in a hole ref>Jean Jolly, Dictionnaire des parlementaires français, notices biographiques sur les ministres, sénateurs et députés français de 1889 à 1940, Paris, PUF, 1960, p. 1051. </ref> Choufett became a lawyer and was admitted to the Bars of Lyon and Villefranche-sur-Saône in 1924. In 1925, he became mayor of Villefranche-sur-Saône and served consecutive terms, with a brief interruption between 1941 and 1947; as mayor, he modernized the city, endowing it with a covered market, a new town hall, several sports facilities. In 1928, he became a member of Parliament. In the Chamber of Deputies, he was involved in military matters and served as vice-president of the Armed Forces Committee.

Re-elected in 1936, at the same time as the victory of the Popular Front, he voted in favour of the delegation of full powers to Marshall Pétain on July, 1940. In Vichy he signed a declaration concerning the National Assembly; this document, drafted by Gaston Bergery, denounced the Third Republic, claimed a new authoritarian and social order, asked for the return of the government in Paris, called for renewed relations with Germany. It was in this text. Chouffet did not move ahead in this path, his attitude over Vichy’s government caused him to be dismissed from his mandate in 1941, he became one of the main men responsible for the Network called “Mithridate” from 1942 to the end of hostilities. Despite controversies with local resistants about his vote in favour of Pétain, he regained the town hall of Villefranche sur Saône in 1947, in 1956 he was reintegrated into the Socialist party, his funeral in 1958 was a large public gathering. Today his chest takes centre stage in the town hall, a huge sports complex bears his name.

Jean Jolly, Dictionnaire des parlementaires français, notices biographiques sur les ministres, sénateurs et députés français de 1889 à 1940, PUF, 1960. Christophe Gallet, Chroniques de la Résistance en Beaujolais, Édition de la Taillandière, 2005. Collectif, Villefranche sur Saône, 1853-2005, 150 ans de vie caladoise, Académie de Villefranche et en Beaujolais, 2007

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station opened in 1835 with a lifeboat, funded and managed by Swansea Harbour Trustees and was known as Swansea Lifeboat Station. The station was taken over by the RNLI in 1863 and moved to Mumbles in 1866; the station only became The Mumbles Lifeboat Station in 1904. The station operates a Tamar-class lifeboat and a D-class lifeboat, operates from a boathouse at the end of Mumbles Pier; when the station first opened, it did not have a boathouse and the lifeboat was stored under the cliffs. In 1866 the first boathouse was built and it was replaced with a larger boathouse when a replacement lifeboat needed more room. A slipway was constructed for launching the lifeboat in 1888 and in 1897, Mumbles Railway and Pier Company constructed a new slipway for the RNLI at no cost to the institution. Another new slipway was built in 1916 and it was extended and had alterations made to it in 1922. During a gale on Saturday, 27 January 1883, a German barque Admiral Prinz Aldabert was driven on to rocks near the Mumbles lighthouse.

Wolverhampton was washed on to rocks. The lifeboat broke up and four crew drowned and other members missing or injured. In 1947 the lifeboat Edward, Prince of Wales and her crew of 8 were lost while assisting SS Samtampa which had run aground on Sker Point; the D-class lifeboat is the main workhorse of the station, being used for more than 60% of the callouts. In 2014 a new Tamar class lifeboat entered service at The Mumbles, temporarily based at Swansea Marina while a new, larger and slipway were constructed on the end of Mumbles pier. In 2015 and 2016, Mumbles was the busiest station in Wales, launching 83 times. Four crewmen of the sand dredger Steepholm were saved by the Atlantic College lifeboat and the Porthcawl lifeboat in partnership with the Mumbles lifeboat in 1968. RNLI website: Mumbles lifeboat station Facebook page: Mumbles lifeboat station facebook page

Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles

The Cathedral of the Assumption is the mother church of the Metropolitan Province of Cashel and the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly in Thurles, County Tipperary in Ireland. It is the cathedra of the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and stands on the site of earlier chapels, which were the only Roman Catholic churches in Thurles. Following the English Reformation, many archdiocesan assets, including the cathedral at the Rock of Cashel were appropriated by the Established church. James Butler II, on being appointed by the Holy See moved his residence and cathedra from Cashel, favouring Thurles instead, where his successors continue to reign today. Following the appropriation of church assets by the Church of Ireland, the majority population who adhered to Roman Catholicism were obliged to conduct their services elsewhere. From the time of the English Reformation onwards, those archbishops appointed by Rome had to make their throne in whichever house in Tipperary would hide them from the forces of the crown.

This state of affairs continued until the late 18th century when some of the harsher provisions of the Penal Laws were relaxed. In 1857 Archbishop Patrick Leahy revealed his plan to replace the'Big Chapel', used as parish church in town since, with as Archbishop Bray explained "a cathedral worthy of the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly" Work commenced in 1865, the impressive Romanesque Revival architecture building, with its façade modelled on that of Pisa Cathedral, in Italy, was consecrated by Archbishop Thomas Croke on 21 June 1879. In the Church of Ireland, the historic cathedral on the Rock of Cashel was closed for worship in 1721. A new Georgian cathedral was completed in 1784 - St. Peter the Rock Cashel; the architect was J. J McCarthy. J. C. Ashlin was responsible for the enclosing walls and much of the finished work; the building has many architectural features, including an impressive rose window, a baptistery, its most important possession is a tabernacle of Giacomo della Porta, a pupil of Michelangelo.

The tower holds a set of eight bells, cast by John Murphy of Dublin in 1867. Intended to be hung for Change ringing, they are now unringable and chimed by hammers, it is thought that the tower is too weak, the bells are hung too high in the tower, to deal with the forces associated with full-circle ringing. Archbishop of Cashel for a list of ordinaries of the See of Cashel and Emly. Archdiocesan Website Cathedral Website

Revenge of the Pontianak

Revenge of the Pontianak, or Dendam Pontianak is a 2019 Singaporean Malay-language romantic horror film. In the film, a couple and a village is being terrorised by a beautiful Pontianak, who has arrived to take revenge on a guy she loves forever, it is released on 29 August 2019 in Singapore. It is 1965 in a village in Malaysia. Khalid and Siti, a couple is preparing for their wedding day with the help from the villagers. Soon after, the village suffers horrific deaths and supernatural happenings, causing fear and paranoia among the villagers; this is because, a female ghost: the beautiful Pontianak has terrorised the village. She is taking revenge on Khalid. A pontianak is a female vampire ghost of a woman who had died during pregnancy or childbirth in the Southeast Asian folklore. Nur Fazura - Mina Remy Ishak - Khalid Hisyam Hamid - Reza Shenty Feliziana - Siti Namron Tony Eusoff - Rais Nadiah M. Din Nadia Aqilah Nik Harraz Danish Idris Mat Diah Hasnah Hashim Haslinna Jaaman Wan Hanafi Su Revenge of the Pontianak on IMDb Revenge of the Pontianak on Cinemaonline.sg