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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
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    Islam in Australia

    Muslims in Australia have a long and varied history   Some of Australia’s earliest visitors were Muslim, from the east Indonesian archipelago. They made contact with mainland Australia as early as the 16th and 17th centuries. While most of their contributions were never truly acknowledged contemporaneously and Australia for the most part of even the […]

Islam in Australia

Muslims in Australia have a long and varied history

 

Some of Australia’s earliest visitors were Muslim, from the east Indonesian archipelago. They made contact with mainland Australia as early as the 16th and 17th centuries.

While most of their contributions were never truly acknowledged contemporaneously and Australia for the most part of even the 20th century continued […]

By |December 21st, 2013|Australia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|1 Comment

Thanksgiving in Islam (video)

By |November 21st, 2011|North America, Social Ties, Society, Thanksgiving|2 Comments

Islam in Asia: Introduction

The diversity of Muslims in Asia
From the Middle East to southeastern Asia, from central Asia to the Pacific Islands, the diversity in Asia is striking. Yet, despite cultural differences, the religion of Islam forms a common thread across Asia. The majority of people in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Indonesia, to name just […]

By |October 20th, 2011|Asia, Muslim World|3 Comments
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    Baghdad: A Center of Learning

    Baghdad: an intellectual hub As the city of Baghdad grew, it developed a reputation for learning and research. Scholars from all across the Islamic world were attracted to Baghdad, quickly turning it into an intellectual hub. This was no surprise because Islam puts so much emphasis on acquiring knowledge. In fact, the very first verses […]

Baghdad: A Center of Learning

Baghdad: an intellectual hub
As the city of Baghdad grew, it developed a reputation for learning and research. Scholars from all across the Islamic world were attracted to Baghdad, quickly turning it into an intellectual hub. This was no surprise because Islam puts so much emphasis on acquiring knowledge.

In fact, the very first verses revealed to […]

By |October 19th, 2011|Asia, Muslim World|0 Comments

Islam in Africa: Introduction

Islam’s presence in African history
Islam’s presence in African history dates back to the first phase of the Prophet Muhammad’s mission, when in 615 A.D. he instructed a group of Muslims to seek refuge in Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia).

While this was a short-lived encounter, Muslims eventually left a lasting influence in North Africa which has since spread […]

By |October 3rd, 2011|Africa, Muslim World|2 Comments
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    Africa: Historical Cities and Figures

    Saulat Pervez Over the centuries, many intellectual hubs formed in Africa under Muslim rule. These included: Cairo in Egypt, Fez in Morrocco, Kairouan in Tunisia, Tlemcen in Algeria, and Timbuktu in Mali. Here, let us look at brief overviews of Cairo, Kairouan, and Timbuktu. Cairo Kairouan Timbuktu               At […]

Africa: Historical Cities and Figures

Saulat Pervez

Over the centuries, many intellectual hubs formed in Africa under Muslim rule. These included: Cairo in Egypt, Fez in Morrocco, Kairouan in Tunisia, Tlemcen in Algeria, and Timbuktu in Mali. Here, let us look at brief overviews of Cairo, Kairouan, and Timbuktu.

Cairo

Kairouan

Timbuktu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the same time, numerous Muslims came to prominence in Africa and they […]

By |October 3rd, 2011|Africa, Muslim World|0 Comments

Baghdad: Decline

Mongols attack Baghdad
By the thirteenth century, the caliphate had weakened due to internal rivalries and a decadent lifestyle. In the wake of such fragmentation, the Mongols attacked in 1258 and devastated the city and its inhabitants. The civilized people of Baghdad were horrified at the savage ways of the Mongols who resorted to mass murders, […]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Asia, Muslim World|0 Comments

Baghdad: Famous Scholars

Islam: More than just a religion
Islam was the major catalyst which enabled Baghdad to reach its glorified stature. In addition to encouraging the gathering of knowledge and the use of reasoning, Islam was more than just a religion. Being a “way of life”, it was not confined to the mosque but was apparent in everyday […]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Asia, Muslim World|0 Comments
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    Europe: Re-Visiting History

    Europe and Islam Europe itself is often thought of as Eastern and Western Europe, which goes back to the time of the Holy Roman (Western) Empire and the Byzantine (Eastern) Empire. The Eastern countries consist of Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, among others, on its north side and the Balkans – such as […]

Europe: Re-Visiting History

Europe and Islam
Europe itself is often thought of as Eastern and Western Europe, which goes back to the time of the Holy Roman (Western) Empire and the Byzantine (Eastern) Empire. The Eastern countries consist of Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, among others, on its north side and the Balkans – such as Greece, […]

By |January 2nd, 2011|Europe, Muslim World|0 Comments