Islam in North America: Introduction

North America Has Been Home to Muslims for a Long Time Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas. Over [...]

2023-06-25T22:47:37+00:00September 29th, 2014|African Americans, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World, North America|

Baghdad: Foundation

The Founding of Baghdad Abbasid Caliph al-Mansur founded Baghdad on July 20, 762 C.E., intending it to serve as the capital of Islam and calling it “Madinat-us-Salaam,” or City of Peace. Baghdad was also known as the Round City because it was constructed in a circular shape, consisting of towering [...]

2023-07-12T21:45:10+00:00September 24th, 2014|Asia, Muslim Heritage|

Rush to Virtue

By: Abu Zayd Prophet Muhammad's Teachings on Charity: Even the Smallest Act Counts Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam, stated: “Every Muslim should give charity.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” He replied, “Then he should go find work and help himself and others.” He was asked, “What if [...]

2023-06-20T19:00:36+00:00September 24th, 2014|Charity, Social-Ties, Society, Zakat|

Women in Islam

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Islam Empowered Women With Progressive Rights Since the 7th Century Oppressed, inferior, and unequal – for many people, these are the first words that come to mind when thinking about women in Islam. These stereotypes confuse Islam with cultural practices and fail to recognize that Islam has [...]

2023-08-21T21:46:00+00:00September 24th, 2014|Brochures Online, On Faith|

Worldwide Condemnation of Terrorism

By: Abdullah, WhyIslam Associate Muslim Scholars Condemn Terrorism, Call for Peace and Justice Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, [...]

2023-07-19T18:40:52+00:00September 24th, 2014|Islam and Other Faiths, Terrorism|

The History of Islam in Africa

By: Amadou Shakur The Prophet Muhammad's Message of Unity: The History of Islam in Africa The Prophet Muhammad reminded the Muslim world, “We are a single community, distinct from others.” The distinction shapes the Muslim’s religious identity and underlines the nature of the Islamic ideal, whether the purity of the [...]

2023-07-19T19:06:46+00:00September 18th, 2014|Africa, African Americans, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|
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