Australia

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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:40:25+00:00November 30th, 2015|Muslim World|

Africa

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 [...]

2018-01-23T13:46:14+00:00November 30th, 2015|African Americans, Muslim World|

Asia

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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:42:32+00:00November 30th, 2015|Muslim World|

Europe

Islam in Europe: A Forgotten Legacy 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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:42:28+00:00November 30th, 2015|Muslim World|

Society

Islam: about the individual as well as the larger society Islam is as much about one’s spirituality as the social ties which bind humans together. In that sense, Islam is concerned not only about the individual but the larger society as well. For example, “Enjoining what is right and [...]

2017-12-20T17:43:39+00:00November 30th, 2015|Society|

North America

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 the [...]

2018-05-13T15:58:52+00:00November 30th, 2015|African Americans, Muslim World|
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