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From Mulberry to Silk – The Journey of Islam in China

By Musaddique Thange

China is sometimes referred to as a “riddle wrapped in an enigma”. A nation with an ancient civilization that is one of the fastest growing economies of the modern world, a people steeped in history that also carry the promise of the future, and a country that is at once associated with rising […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Asia, Muslim Heritage|3 Comments

Ibn Khaldun: Father of Social Sciences

Ibn Khaldun: Judge, Scholar, and Diplomat
Ibn Khaldun, the father of social sciences, was an eminent figure who hailed from northern Africa; he lived from 1332 to 1406 A.D. He was born in present-day Tunisia and traveled extensively across North Africa, not to mention a stint in Granada, Spain. He died in Egypt.

As […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    Baghdad: A Historical Overview

    By Saulat Pervez The rich history of Baghdad When we think of Baghdad today, we imagine a war-torn, ravaged city. However, Baghdad has a rich history which the present should not obscure. From the eighth century to the thirteenth century, Baghdad was a metropolis known for intellectual and material prosperity, showcasing numerous libraries, research institutions, […]

Baghdad: A Historical Overview

By Saulat Pervez
The rich history of Baghdad

When we think of Baghdad today, we imagine a war-torn, ravaged city. However, Baghdad has a rich history which the present should not obscure. From the eighth century to the thirteenth century, Baghdad was a metropolis known for intellectual and material prosperity, showcasing numerous libraries, research institutions, thriving universities, […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Asia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment

Reflections on Black History Month

By Zaid Shakir
Reflections In black history
Black History Month should be of interest to every Muslim, especially in America. It is estimated that upwards to 20 percent of the Africans enslaved in the Americas were Muslim. In some areas, such as the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia, and parts of Virginia, the percentages of Muslims in the […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Africa, Muslim World, North America, Social Ties, Society|Comments Off on Reflections on Black History Month
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    Indonesia

    By Saulat Pervez When then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Indonesia in February, 2009, she remarked, “If you want to know if Islam, democracy, modernity and women’s rights can coexist, go to Indonesia.” Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini expressed similar sentiments during a conference hosted by the Italian Foreign Ministry and the Rome-based Sant’ Egidio […]

Indonesia

By Saulat Pervez
When then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Indonesia in February, 2009, she remarked, “If you want to know if Islam, democracy, modernity and women’s rights can coexist, go to Indonesia.”

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini expressed similar sentiments during a conference hosted by the Italian Foreign Ministry and the Rome-based Sant’ Egidio Community on […]

By |February 15th, 2015|Asia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|11 Comments

Muslims Around the World: An Introduction

Fourteen hundred years ago, God sent Angel Gabriel to reveal the religion of Islam to Muhammad (peace be upon him). God transformed him from an ordinary man to the last of the Prophets. He was given the responsibility of guiding humanity to righteousness and the worship of One God alone.

Muhammad (pbuh) advised his fellow Arabs […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|3 Comments
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    Islam in the US Senate S. Con. Res. 43

    The following is a concurrent resolution by the 96th Congress (1979) honoring the 14th century of Islam. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 4 (legislative day, June 21), 1979 . Mr. Stone submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations October 15, 1979 Reported by Mr. Church, […]

Islam in the US Senate S. Con. Res. 43

The following is a concurrent resolution by the 96th Congress (1979) honoring the 14th century of Islam.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 4 (legislative day, June 21), 1979 .

Mr. Stone submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

October 15, 1979 Reported by Mr. Church, with an amendment […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Muslim Heritage, North America|2 Comments
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    Europe: Sicily

    The Emirate of Sicily The Emirate of Sicily, located in the south of Italy, was a part of the larger Islamic Empire from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, under a variety of rulers. Under Muslim administration, Sicily flourished: its population doubled, people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds co-existed harmoniously, agriculture prospered, exports increased, […]

Europe: Sicily


The Emirate of Sicily
The Emirate of Sicily, located in the south of Italy, was a part of the larger Islamic Empire from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, under a variety of rulers. Under Muslim administration, Sicily flourished: its population doubled, people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds co-existed harmoniously, agriculture prospered, exports increased, and […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Europe, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|4 Comments
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    Timbuktu, Mali

    Timbuktu: Fact or Fiction? Timbuktu has long captured popular imagination as a legendary city. The fact that it actually exists still surprises some people who have merely pictured it as a mysterious or mythical place. In reality, Timbuktu became renowned for its riches and scholarship after it was permanently settled by the Muslims. Timbuktu is […]

Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu: Fact or Fiction?
Timbuktu has long captured popular imagination as a legendary city. The fact that it actually exists still surprises some people who have merely pictured it as a mysterious or mythical place. In reality, Timbuktu became renowned for its riches and scholarship after it was permanently settled by the Muslims.

Timbuktu is located in […]

By |December 20th, 2014|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|0 Comments
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    Understanding Shariah

    An 877-Why-Islam Brochure Order a free copy or  Order in Bulk The newest buzzword these days is ‘Shariah.’ As several states scramble to pass legislation to outlaw Shariah, a hyped fear and persistent confusion surrounds this loaded term. Most people who speak passionately against Shariah do not, in reality, understand it and often reduce it […]

Understanding Shariah

An 877-Why-Islam Brochure

Order a free copy or  Order in Bulk

The newest buzzword these days is ‘Shariah.’ As several states scramble to pass legislation to outlaw Shariah, a hyped fear and persistent confusion surrounds this loaded term. Most people who speak passionately against Shariah do not, in reality, understand it and often reduce it to merely […]

By |December 15th, 2014|FAQs, North America, On Faith, Shariah, Society|2 Comments