Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta: Celebrated Traveler Ibn Battuta, a celebrated traveler, was born in Tangier, Morocco. He lived from 1304 to 1368/1369 and is renowned for his travelogue, Rihla, which simply means Travels. It recounts his many journeys throughout the Muslim world as well as far-flung regions like Russia, China and Constantinople. [...]

2023-07-14T18:21:17+00:00September 7th, 2014|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|

African Muslim Slaves in the Americas: An Understudied Presence

Islam's Journey to the New World: The Untold Story of African Muslims Enslaved in America For three hundred and fifty years, Muslim men, women, and children, victims of the general insecurity that the Atlantic slave trade and the politico-religious conflicts in West Africa fostered, were sold in the New [...]

2023-07-14T19:12:38+00:00August 2nd, 2014|Africa, African Americans, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|

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 eventually left a lasting influence [...]

2023-07-17T23:56:44+00:00October 3rd, 2011|Africa, African Americans, Muslim World|
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