Searching for Identity: Muslims in Australia

For at least two centuries, Muslims have visited and worked in Australia. Malay fishers and divers were followed by Afghan camel drivers. However, large-scale Muslim settlement in Australia only began after World War II as a wave of people left behind conditions of economic hardship in search of a better [...]

2017-09-27T01:57:46+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Australia, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|

Hajj and the Neglected Legacy of a Great Woman

Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq Islam teaches us to submit completely and whole-heartedly. "O you who believe! Enter into Islam completely, whole-heartedly..." (Quran 2:208) It also calls for a submission that is spontaneous and conscientious, without any hesitation or resistance against the will and guidance of God. "But no, by your [...]

2017-10-27T01:44:25+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Hajj, Islamic Teachings, Muslim Heritage, Pilgrimage|

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBR_lAA0c2k Over the [...]

2017-09-27T11:20:12+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Muslim World, North America|
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