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Today in History

Today in History: April 15

Monday 15/April/2019 - 10:06 PM
Sheikh Muhammad Metwali
Sheikh Muhammad Metwali Al-Sharaawi
In 1911، Sheikh Muhammad Metwali Al-Sha'raawi was born. He was an Islamic scholar، former Egyptian minister of Endowments and Muslim jurist. He has been called one of Egypt's most popular and successful Islamic preachers، and "one of the most-prominent symbols of popular Egyptian culture" in the 1970s، 1980s and 1990s.
Muhammad Metwali Al-Sha'raawi was born on April 5، 1911، in the village of Dakadous village، Mit Ghamr، Ad Daqahliyah، Egypt. At the age of 11، he had completely memorised the Quran and in 1916 he joined a Zagazig elementary institution. 
In 1923، he earned his elementary certificate، joining the secondary institution afterward. During this time، his interest in poetry and literature had grown and he went on to be elected leader of the Student Union at the institution.
A turning point in his life، when his father sent him، paying for his living expenses، to further his education in Al-Azhar، Cairo. 
Muhammad Al-Sha'raawi wanted to stay with his brothers to cultivate land. Trying to avoid going to Cairo he placed what seemed an impossible condition.
The condition was for his father to buy him a number of books related to heritage، language and Quran science. But his father caught on to that trick، and bought him all requested material، saying "I know my son that all of these books are not prescribed to you، but I preferred to buy in order to provide you the draws of the science."


1861 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75،000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War.
1865 – President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln's death.
1896 – Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens، Greece.
1900 – Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig، Philippines.
1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
1936 – First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine.
1970 – During the Cambodian Civil War، massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong river into South Vietnam.
1986 – The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon، its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
2013 – Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Boston، Massachusetts، killing three people and injuring 264 others.
2013 – A wave of bombings across Iraq kills at least 75 people.
2014 – In the worst massacre of the South Sudanese Civil War، at least 200 civilians were gunned down after seeking refuge in houses of worship as well as hospitals.

Death:
1865 – Abraham Lincoln، 16th President of the United States (born 1809)

Birth:
1911- Muhammad Metwali Al-Sha'raawi, Egyptian and Islamic scholar.

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