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Muslims in Australia: The Building of a Community

The general picture of Muslims in Australia is of a predominantly urban, intricate mosaic of communities and relationships at various stages of development. … Overall, it is a success story, a remarkable achievement. In less than forty years, Muslim communities have established themselves and created social and community structures to support an Islamic way of […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Australia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    Cairo, Egypt

    The historic city of Cairo     The world was lately riveted by the events taking place in Cairo, Egypt. The unfolding revolution in Tahrir Square transcended ethnic and religious affiliations, inspiring people worldwide with the power of change. In fact, this historic city has undergone many upheavals over the centuries and repeatedly risen above […]

Cairo, Egypt

The historic city of Cairo

 

 

The world was lately riveted by the events taking place in Cairo, Egypt. The unfolding revolution in Tahrir Square transcended ethnic and religious affiliations, inspiring people worldwide with the power of change.

In fact, this historic city has undergone many upheavals over the centuries and repeatedly risen above the setbacks with renewed […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|0 Comments

Let Us All Praise “The Appreciative One”

By Hesham Hassaballa

Another year has passed, and another Feast of Thanksgiving has come upon us. As families across our great nation gather together, eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy, and the like, it is a natural time for us as Americans to reflect over those things for which we should be thankful. As an […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|North America, On Faith, Thanksgiving|2 Comments
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    Islamic Calligraphy

    A little taste of an Islamic Art The Glorious Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be on him) in the seventh century of the Christian Era (610 CE – 632 CE). The revelations came to the Prophet through the angel Gabriel. For the past fourteen centuries, Muslims from all over the world […]

Islamic Calligraphy

A little taste of an Islamic Art
The Glorious Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be on him) in the seventh century of the Christian Era (610 CE – 632 CE). The revelations came to the Prophet through the angel Gabriel. For the past fourteen centuries, Muslims from all over the world have […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Heritage, Muslim Heritage|2 Comments
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    Baghdad: Libraries and House of Wisdom

    Baghdad’s libraries Muslims learned how to make paper from the Chinese, and proceeded to transform this art into a major industry. By 793 C.E., there were many paper mills in Baghdad. This was a revolutionary development because the existing alternatives to paper were papyrus, which was fragile, and parchment, which was expensive; paper, on the […]

Baghdad: Libraries and House of Wisdom

Baghdad’s libraries
Muslims learned how to make paper from the Chinese, and proceeded to transform this art into a major industry. By 793 C.E., there were many paper mills in Baghdad. This was a revolutionary development because the existing alternatives to paper were papyrus, which was fragile, and parchment, which was expensive; paper, on the other […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|Asia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    Muslims in Latin America

      When the Americas were discovered by the Spaniards in the fifteenth century, they brought slaves from the north and west of Africa who introduced Islam in Latin America, staying in countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and some Caribbean islands. In many cases, these Muslim slaves were forced to leave their religious beliefs or be […]

Muslims in Latin America

 

When the Americas were discovered by the Spaniards in the fifteenth century, they brought slaves from the north and west of Africa who introduced Islam in Latin America, staying in countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and some Caribbean islands. In many cases, these Muslim slaves were forced to leave their religious beliefs or be executed […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Latin America, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|6 Comments
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    Europe: Scholarship and Inventions

    Muslim scholars and their inventions In the West, many Muslim scholars were given Latin names such as Avicenna (Ibn Sina, c. 980 – 1037), Rhazes (ar-Razi, c. 841-926), and Averroes (ibn Rushd, c. 1126-1198); their works, as translated in Latin, became widely available. For instance, Ibn Sina’s Canon of Medicine set the standard for medicine and […]

Europe: Scholarship and Inventions

Muslim scholars and their inventions
In the West, many Muslim scholars were given Latin names such as Avicenna (Ibn Sina, c. 980 – 1037), Rhazes (ar-Razi, c. 841-926), and Averroes (ibn Rushd, c. 1126-1198); their works, as translated in Latin, became widely available. For instance, Ibn Sina’s Canon of Medicine set the standard for medicine and was […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Europe, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|2 Comments
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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

Islamic Perspective on Halloween

By |November 4th, 2014|North America, Social Ties|3 Comments
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    Family: The Building Blocks of Society

    By Saulat Pervez Mr. and Mrs. Siddiq migrated to the United States in the late 1980s from Pakistan. Sponsored by Mrs. Siddiq’s brother, they had a clear and simple goal: to avail better educational opportunities for their four children in the New World. Muhammad Uthman came to the United States as a masters student in […]

Family: The Building Blocks of Society

By Saulat Pervez

Mr. and Mrs. Siddiq migrated to the United States in the late 1980s from Pakistan. Sponsored by Mrs. Siddiq’s brother, they had a clear and simple goal: to avail better educational opportunities for their four children in the New World.

Muhammad Uthman came to the United States as a masters student in the mid-1990s. […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Family, North America, Social Ties|4 Comments