By US Desk
Fri, 04, 24

Abu Bakr (R.A) came to my house while two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the stories of the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath....



Narrated Aisha (R.A):

Abu Bakr (R.A) came to my house while two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the stories of the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath. And they were not singers. Abu Bakr said protestingly, "Musical instruments of Satan in the house of Allah's Apostle (S.A.W)!" It happened on the 'Id day and Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu Bakr! There is an 'Id for every nation and this is our 'Id."

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 15, Number 72


Germany’s Museumsinsel is home to five world-renowned museums.


Important archaeological sites are present in every country, and Germany is the proud owner of 51 important cultural and historical sites. Germany’s most popular site, Museumsinsel (Museum Island), is a cultural treasure trove nestled in the heart of Berlin. This unique ensemble of museums and cultural institutions is a UNESCO World Heritage site, recognized for its outstanding universal value.

Museumsinsel is home to five world-renowned museums, each offering a distinct perspective on art, culture, and history. The Altes Museum, designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and opened in 1830, houses a vast collection of classical antiquities, including sculptures, jewelry, and pottery from ancient Greece and Rome.

The Neues Museum, partially destroyed during World War II and meticulously restored and reopened in 2009, is celebrated for its Egyptian and prehistoric artifacts, most notably the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti.

The Alte Nationalgalerie, with its impressive collection of 19th-century paintings and sculptures, showcases works by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Adolph Menzel, and Auguste Rodin.

The Bode Museum, named after its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, is renowned for its sculpture collection, spanning from the medieval period to the late 18th century, as well as its Byzantine art and coin collections.

Lastly, the Pergamon Museum, perhaps the crown jewel of Museumsinsel, is famous for its monumental reconstructions of ancient architecture, including the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, and the Market Gate of Miletus.

Together, these museums offer a comprehensive journey through millennia of human history, art, and culture. Visitors to Museumsinsel can marvel at the beauty of ancient civilizations, contemplate the masterpieces of the Renaissance, and immerse themselves in the vibrant world of 19th-century art.

Beyond its individual museums, Museumsinsel itself is a work of art, with its architectural ensemble reflecting the evolving cultural and political landscape of Germany. It stands as a testament to the enduring value of cultural heritage and the power of museums to inspire, educate, and enrich our lives.