Baghdad: A Historical Overview

By Saulat PervezThe rich history of BaghdadWhen we think of Baghdad today, we imagine a war-torn, ravaged city. However, Baghdad has a rich history which the present should not obscure. From the eighth century to the thirteenth century, Baghdad was a metropolis known for intellectual and material prosperity, showcasing numerous [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:00+00:00March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Indonesia

By Saulat Pervez When then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Indonesia in February, 2009, she remarked, “If you want to know if Islam, democracy, modernity and women’s rights can coexist, go to Indonesia.” Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini expressed similar sentiments during a conference hosted by the Italian Foreign [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Europe: Sicily

The Emirate of Sicily The Emirate of Sicily, located in the south of Italy, was a part of the larger Islamic Empire from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, under a variety of rulers. Under Muslim administration, Sicily flourished: its population doubled, people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:23+00:00January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu: Fact or Fiction? Timbuktu has long captured popular imagination as a legendary city. The fact that it actually exists still surprises some people who have merely pictured it as a mysterious or mythical place. In reality, Timbuktu became renowned for its riches and scholarship after it was permanently [...]

2018-01-23T13:46:15+00:00December 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Understanding Shariah

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Request a copy View in PDF The newest buzzword these days is ‘Shariah.’ As several states scramble to pass legislation to outlaw Shariah, a hyped fear and persistent confusion surrounds this loaded term. Most people who speak passionately against Shariah do [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:27+00:00December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Muslims in Australia: The Building of a Community

The general picture of Muslims in Australia is of a predominantly urban, intricate mosaic of communities and relationships at various stages of development. … Overall, it is a success story, a remarkable achievement. In less than forty years, Muslim communities have established themselves and created social and community structures [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:27+00:00December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cairo, Egypt

The historic city of Cairo The world was lately riveted by the events taking place in Cairo, Egypt. The unfolding revolution in Tahrir Square transcended ethnic and religious affiliations, inspiring people worldwide with the power of change. In fact, this historic city has undergone many upheavals over the centuries and [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:28+00:00December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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