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    Muslims in White House

    Muslim Americans Serving in the U.S. Government June 3, 2009 | 3:37 See video here. The United States government reflects the rich diversity of the American population. Meet three Muslim Americans who freely retain and express their own faith identities while serving their nation. June 2, 2009 (public domain)  

Muslims in White House

Muslim Americans Serving in the U.S. Government

June 3, 2009 | 3:37

See video here.

The United States government reflects the rich diversity of the American population. Meet three Muslim Americans who freely retain and express their own faith identities while serving their nation. June 2, 2009 (public domain)

 

By |August 24th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, North America|3 Comments
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    Europe: The Seeds of Renaissance

    Gaining knowledge, an Islamic duty Islam encourages the gathering of knowledge and the use of reasoning. In the Qur’an, God repeatedly urges humans to use their intellect and thinking skills so that they may differentiate between truth and falsehood.[1] Furthermore, Islam is a universal religion – not for a few chosen people or tribes, but […]

Europe: The Seeds of Renaissance

Gaining knowledge, an Islamic duty
Islam encourages the gathering of knowledge and the use of reasoning. In the Qur’an, God repeatedly urges humans to use their intellect and thinking skills so that they may differentiate between truth and falsehood. Furthermore, Islam is a universal religion – not for a few chosen people or tribes, but for […]

By |August 17th, 2014|Europe, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|0 Comments
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    Prince Among Slaves

    By Alex Kronemer and Michael Wolfe Prince Among Slaves is a nationally broadcast documentary, which is now a part of a major humanities outreach project.  The documentary is a production of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) in association with Spark Media and Duke Media.   It tells the amazing story of an enslaved Muslim Prince from Africa […]

Prince Among Slaves

By Alex Kronemer and Michael Wolfe
Prince Among Slaves is a nationally broadcast documentary, which is now a part of a major humanities outreach project.  The documentary is a production of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) in association with Spark Media and Duke Media.   It tells the amazing story of an enslaved Muslim Prince from Africa who […]

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Shariah Law: Opportunity or Threat to America? Imam Siraj Wahhaj

Shariah is an integral part of Islam. It is often defined as ‘Islamic law,’ causing one to assume that it consists mostly of criminal rulings and penalties. However, Shariah encompasses much more than the conventional understanding of law. While Shariah provides the legal framework for the foundation and functioning of a society, it also details […]

By |August 7th, 2014|FAQs, North America, Shariah, Social Ties|0 Comments

African Muslim Slaves in the Americas: An Understudied Presence

For three hundred and fifty years, Muslim men, women, and children, victims of the general insecurity that the Atlantic slave trade and the politico-religious conflicts in West Africa fostered, were sold in the New World. They were among the very first Africans to be shipped, and among the very last. When they reached the other […]

By |August 2nd, 2014|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|14 Comments
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    Europe: Spain

    The Umayyads in Spain, also known as al-Andalus After a coup overturned the Umayyad rule in Damascus in 750 A.D. and the victors massacred the royal Umayyad family, Abdul Rahman, the lone surviving relative of the caliph, escaped. He traveled south to North Africa, narrowly escaping his pursuers, and eventually entered Muslim Spain, a pro-Umayyad […]

Europe: Spain


The Umayyads in Spain, also known as al-Andalus
After a coup overturned the Umayyad rule in Damascus in 750 A.D. and the victors massacred the royal Umayyad family, Abdul Rahman, the lone surviving relative of the caliph, escaped. He traveled south to North Africa, narrowly escaping his pursuers, and eventually entered Muslim Spain, a pro-Umayyad constituency […]

By |July 20th, 2014|Europe, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment
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    Islam in America

    Explore the relationship between Islam and America through a Multimedia Interview with Imam Khalid Griggs. History of Muslims in America. Of all the faiths practiced in the United States, Islam is the fastest growing, the most questioned and the least understood. Who are the American Muslims? When did they start coming to the US, where […]

Islam in America

Explore the relationship between Islam and America through a Multimedia Interview with Imam Khalid Griggs.

History of Muslims in America.
Of all the faiths practiced in the United States, Islam is the fastest growing, the most questioned and the least understood. Who are the American Muslims? When did they start coming to the US, where did they […]

By |July 7th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, North America|17 Comments
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    Cordoba: A City of Light

    By Salman Yazdani   Located in the Iberian Peninsula, Cordoba was one of the prominent centers of learning and culture in the enlightened Muslim world.  While the rest of Europe was going through its dark ages, this was the most prosperous and sophisticated metropolis in the continent.  It was the capital of Muslim Spain, spanning […]

Cordoba: A City of Light

By Salman Yazdani

 

Located in the Iberian Peninsula, Cordoba was one of the prominent centers of learning and culture in the enlightened Muslim world.  While the rest of Europe was going through its dark ages, this was the most prosperous and sophisticated metropolis in the continent.  It was the capital of Muslim Spain, spanning the region […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Europe, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|3 Comments
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    The Muslim World

    Fourteen hundred years ago, God sent Angel Gabriel to reveal the religion of Islam to Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh). 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 […]

The Muslim World

Fourteen hundred years ago, God sent Angel Gabriel to reveal the religion of Islam to Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh). 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 […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|0 Comments

Granada: The Last Refuge

By Salman Yazdani
Muslim rule in Granada
With its unique location at the foot of Sierra Nevada and stunning natural surroundings, Granada conquered the hearts of Arab Muslims. They established a prosperous, educated and versatile society in this city.

Under Almohad rule by the year 1200 C.E it was one of the most prosperous and the fifth largest […]

By |June 11th, 2014|Europe, Muslim World|0 Comments