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    Islam in USA – American Mosques

    Courtesy U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Information Programs More than 1,200 mosques and Islamic centers have existed in this country, according to a survey conducted in the latter part of the 1990s, but fewer than 100 were actually designed as mosques. The survey revealed that most Islamic congregations in the United States began […]

Islam in USA – American Mosques

Courtesy U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Information Programs

More than 1,200 mosques and Islamic centers have existed in this country, according to a survey conducted in the latter part of the 1990s, but fewer than 100 were actually designed as mosques. The survey revealed that most Islamic congregations in the United States began in […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Heritage, Muslim Heritage, North America|11 Comments

Know These Great Women of Islamic History

By Dr. Abu Nawaar

 

In the Quran, God declares:

“For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast, for men and women […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Notable Muslim Women|0 Comments

Female Scholarship in Islam

By Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Men and women are equal
“O Mankind! Fear your Lord who has created you from a single soul, and from it He created its mate; and from them both, He brought forth multitudes of men and women. Be mindful of God through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and revere the wombs […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Notable Muslim Women|1 Comment
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    Sumayyah Binte Khayyat

    By Farah Onaid     The first female martyr of Islam was a black slave in pre-Islamic Arabia. As we explore her story, one can’t help but wonder: What attracted her to Islam? How did she gather the indomitable courage to defy the norm and embrace change? Was the price she paid worth it? What […]

Sumayyah Binte Khayyat

By Farah Onaid

 

 

The first female martyr of Islam was a black slave in pre-Islamic Arabia. As we explore her story, one can’t help but wonder: What attracted her to Islam? How did she gather the indomitable courage to defy the norm and embrace change? Was the price she paid worth it?

What drove Sumayyah to choose […]

By |October 25th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Notable Muslim Women|0 Comments

Kairouan, Tunisia

Kairouan: A Center of Learning, Arts, and Sciences
The change of government in Tunisia recently took everyone by surprise. All eyes turned to the capital, Tunis, when Ben Ali relinquished his power and fled the country, causing a ripple effect in the region. Here, we would like to highlight another city in Tunisia – Kairouan – […]

By |October 20th, 2014|Africa, Islam Around the World, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    Baghdad: Universities and Hospitals

    Baghdad’s Universities During the later part of the 11th century, Baghdad introduced the precursor to the modern university in the form of a chain of madrasahs which housed students and a salaried faculty. They were known as the Nizamiyah, after their founder Nizam al-Mulk, a Seljuk vizier. The largest and most splendid of these was […]

Baghdad: Universities and Hospitals

Baghdad’s Universities
During the later part of the 11th century, Baghdad introduced the precursor to the modern university in the form of a chain of madrasahs which housed students and a salaried faculty. They were known as the Nizamiyah, after their founder Nizam al-Mulk, a Seljuk vizier. The largest and most splendid of these was located […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Asia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|0 Comments

Searching for Identity: Muslims in Australia

 

For at least two centuries, Muslims have visited and worked in Australia. Malay fishers and divers were followed by Afghan camel drivers. However, large-scale Muslim settlement in Australia only began after World War II as a wave of people left behind conditions of economic hardship in search of a better life. … Later events in […]

By |October 11th, 2014|Australia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    Latin America: Historical Legacy

    By Saulat Pervez Muslim astronomers and mariners guided Columbus It is a known fact that Muslim Europeans of the Middle Ages were far more advanced than their non-Muslim counterparts, thanks to the Golden Ages of Spain and Sicily under Muslim rule. Yet, many people forget that Muslim astronomers and mariners played an important role in […]

Latin America: Historical Legacy

By Saulat Pervez
Muslim astronomers and mariners guided Columbus
It is a known fact that Muslim Europeans of the Middle Ages were far more advanced than their non-Muslim counterparts, thanks to the Golden Ages of Spain and Sicily under Muslim rule. Yet, many people forget that Muslim astronomers and mariners played an important role in the discovery […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Latin America, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    Hajj and the Neglected Legacy of a Great Woman

    Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq Islam teaches us to submit completely and whole-heartedly. “O you who believe! Enter into Islam completely, whole-heartedly…” (Quran 2:208) It also calls for a submission that is spontaneous and conscientious, without any hesitation or resistance against the will and guidance of God. “But no, by your Lord, they can have no […]

Hajj and the Neglected Legacy of a Great Woman

Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq
Islam teaches us to submit completely and whole-heartedly. “O you who believe! Enter into Islam completely, whole-heartedly…” (Quran 2:208)

It also calls for a submission that is spontaneous and conscientious, without any hesitation or resistance against the will and guidance of God. “But no, by your Lord, they can have no (real) faith, […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Pilgrimage|1 Comment
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    Islam in North America: Introduction

    North America has been home to Muslims for a long time       Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas. Over the next few centuries, […]

Islam in North America: Introduction

North America has been home to Muslims for a long time

 

 

 

Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas.

Over the next few centuries, Muslim migrants from all over […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Muslim World, North America|15 Comments