WhyIslam Hosts First International Virtual Hispanic Muslim Conference

On April 18th and 19th, WhyIslam made history by hosting their first ever virtual international Hispanic Muslim conference through the WhyIslam, ¿Por qué Islam? (WhyIslam Spanish) and Foro Islámico Global Facebook pages, as well as the 877-WhyIslam YouTube channel. “La conferencia virtual de musulmanes hispanos, Entregándose al Islam: Cómo [...]

2020-06-02T20:00:07+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Islam in the West, Latino Muslims|

Muslim Slaves: America’s First Muslims

With the approach of Black History month, rising Islamophobia, and the portrayal of Islam as a religion that is foreign to America, it is important for us to look back at the history of Muslims in this country. The identity of slaves who came to America is rarely mentioned [...]

Latin America

Muslims in Latin America When the Americas were discovered by the Spaniards in the fifteenth century, they brought slaves from the north and west of Africa who introduced Islam in Latin America, staying in countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and some Caribbean islands. In many cases, these Muslim slaves [...]

2017-12-19T18:54:52+00:00November 30th, 2015|Latino Muslims, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|

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|
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