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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.

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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

Islam in Europe: A Forgotten Legacy

By Saulat Pervez
Rethinking European history
When we study European history, it generally traces the roots of Western civilization to the Greeks and Romans, followed by a dark period called the Middle Ages in which Europe languished in gloom. We are told that this bleak era eventually gave way to the Renaissance after Europeans rediscovered their classical […]

By |January 2nd, 2011|Europe, Muslim World|3 Comments
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    Islam in Latin America

              Muslims explored South America long before Columbus “discovered” the Americas and Islam was the second monotheistic religion introduced in post-Columbian America after Catholicism. Despite these facts, Islam has had a tragic past in Latin America and only recently have Muslims begun to reclaim their identity and their heritage. Latin Americans […]

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Muslims explored South America long before Columbus “discovered” the Americas and Islam was the second monotheistic religion introduced in post-Columbian America after Catholicism.

Despite these facts, Islam has had a tragic past in Latin America and only recently have Muslims begun to reclaim their identity and their heritage. Latin Americans have come to know Islam largely […]

By |January 2nd, 2011|Latin America, Muslim World|6 Comments

More US Hispanics drawn to Islam

Marriage, post-9/11 curiosity, and a shared interest in issues such as
immigration are key reasons.

By Amy Green | September 28, 2006

ORLANDO, FLA. – With her hijab and dark complexion, Catherine Garcia doesn’t look like an Orlando native or a Disney tourist. When people ask where she’s from, often they are surprised that it’s not […]

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