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Islam Message Eminent Female Companions of Prophet Muhammad-Fatimah bint Al-Walid bin Abdishams - 4/18/2016
Among the eminent female companions of the holy Prophet of Islam was Fatimah bint Al-Waleed Ibn Abdish-Shams. She belonged to the family of Abdishams; the famous makhzoomi clan of the Quraish tribe of the Arabs...
Islam Message Advent of Islam in Rhodesia - 3/7/2016
Rhodesia was unrecognized state located in southern Africa during the cold war. From 1965 to 1979, it comprised the region now known as Zimbabwe...
Islam Message Popular Muslim Female Preachers in the History of Modern West - 3/2/2016
From the very beginning of the Islamic history, Muslim women have played vital roles in the propagation of the Divine Message (Islam)...
Islam Message Political Participation of Muslims in Modern Europe - 2/23/2016
Regardless of how diverse their background may be in terms of ethnicity, culture, age, citizenship, migration experience and social situation, one would expect European Muslims to play a large role in European politics, read more...
Islam Message Facts about Islamic Nations in Russia - 2/16/2016
There are about 20 million indigenous Muslims living in the Russian Federation where the total...
Islam Message The Year of Great Famine - 2/7/2016
During 640 A.D., Arabia suffered from serious draught. There were no rains, and as such there was no cultivation. That led to serious famine...
Islam Message Ottomans and Turks Arrive in Europe - 2/3/2016
The Ottoman Turks in Europe (sometimes called Euro-Turks) refers to ethnic Turks living in Europe...
Islam Message Eminent Female Companions of Prophet Muhammad-Raihanah bint Zaid - 2/2/2016
Rayhāna bint Zayd was an Israelite Jewish woman from the Banu Nadir tribe, who is revered by Muslims as one of the Ummahaatu'l-Mu'mineen...
Islam Message Evil Machinations of the Fatimids against the Muslim Nation - 1/26/2016
Learn about Fatimids dynasty and their machinations against Muslims.
Islam Message Haroun Ar-Rashid and Economic Renaissance - 1/11/2016
Harun's Baghdad is perhaps best known for the wealth and luxurious lifestyles of its inhabitants. As a commercial center it was unsurpassed for its time...
Islam Message Traditions Narrated on the Excellence of Abu Ad-Darda - 11/10/2015
Abu Darda’ (real name `Uwaymar) was relatively late of the Ansar to have entered into Islam...
Islam Message Traditions Narrated on the Excellence of Husein bin Ali - 11/4/2015
Husein is the son of Ali (Allah be pleased with him) and the grandson of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH)...
Islam Message Traditions Narrated on the Excellence of Uthman bin Affan - 10/29/2015
Virtues of Uthman ibn Affan
Islam Message Historical Mosques of Makkah - 10/28/2015
Makkah and the surrounding holy places are home of historical mosques that have played great roles in the history of Islam as some of them have witnessed historical events...
Islam Message Causes of the Fall of the Umayyad Caliphate - 5/5/2015
the Umayyad Caliphate in Damascus and the other in Cordoba...
In Islamic history, Abbasid was the dynastic name generally given to the caliphs of Baghdad...
Islam Message Administrative and Political Achievements in the Reign of Ali bin Abi Talib - 3/27/2015
Ali is one of the most noticed figures among the companions...
Islam Message Administrative and Political Achievements in the Reign of Uthman Bin Affaan (may Allah be please wit - 3/15/2015
During his caliphate a navy was organized, administrative divisions of the state were revised, and many public projects were expanded and completed...
Islam Message Administrative and Cultural Achievements in the Reign of Umar bin Al-Khattab - 3/8/2015
Umar is one of the few leaders of Islamic Civilization that is unique. From his early days he...
Islam Message The role played by Abu Bakr As-Siddiq in safeguarding the Islamic unity - 3/1/2015
Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) provided the bridge between Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and historical Islam...
Jafar ibn Abi Talib then advanced and made a speech that was moving and eloquent and which is still one of the most compelling descriptions of Islam...
Islam Message The Advent of Islam in America - 2/15/2015
The presence of Islam in the New World began with the Moriscoes who accompanied....
Islam Message The Advent of Islam in Europe - 2/8/2015
Hardly had Islamic rule faded in Spain and Western Europe when the lantern of Islam started to shine in Eastern Europe under the Ottomans...
Islam Message The Advent of Islam in Nigeria - 2/7/2015
slam is one of the religions practiced in West Africa. Nigeria has one of the largest Muslim populations in West Africa, which is over 50.4%...
Islam Message Islamic Renaissance in Africa - 1/25/2015
Islam has been a traditional (while not indigenous) part of the dynamic African landscape for over 1438 years...
Islam Message The Conquest of Jerusalem - 1/8/2015
By 637, Muslim armies began to appear in the vicinity of Jerusalem. In charge of Jerusalem was Patriarch Sophronius...
Islam Message Facts About the Martyrdom of al-Husain bin Ali (Allah be pleased with him) - 10/30/2014
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: "Husain is from me, and I am from Husain. Allah loves whosoever loves Husain. Husain is a Sibt among the Asbat."[Tirmidhi]
Islam Message Virtues of the Month of Allah "Muharram" and the Day of Ashuraa in History  - 10/20/2014
The month of Allah "Muharram" is the first month of the Hijrah year as was reached to and agreed upon during the reign of the great Caliph Umar...
Islam Message This is how we welcome the new year  - 10/16/2014
The nights and days and months and years go by quickly and expire quickly, they are the focus of our deeds...
Islam Message Emigration to Madinah: Lessons for New Muslims - 11/3/2013
After the Prophet arrived to Madinah, the people of Madinah welcomed him and protected him as they would protect themselves and their families
Islam Message A Glimpse of Muslim Spain - 10/20/2013
With the arrival of the Muslims in Spain, the once arid and illiterate land became the capital of European scholarship and agriculture, where people of all faiths were granted security under Muslim rule
Islam Message Baca is Mecca - 10/16/2013
The word Baca appears in The Bible in Psalms 84:6 as well as The Holy Quran in verse 3:96.
Islam Message Hajj -The Journey of a Lifetime  - 10/13/2013
Muslims trace the recorded origins of the divinely prescribed pilgrimage to the Prophet Abraham.
Islam Message Hadith Narrators Among the Prophet's Companions - 10/9/2013
At the age of 10, Anas was presented by his mother, Umm Sulaym, to the Prophet following the Hijrah.
Islam Message Who are Muslims? - 10/7/2013
Muslims are people who have professed belief in Islam. As believers, they worship the One God and revere Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him
Islam Message The House of God - 9/8/2013
Two spiritual streams, two religions, two worlds for God; two circles, therefore two centers. A place is never holy through the choice of man, but because it has been chosen in Heaven
Islam Message The Prophet’s Mosque: One of the world's most amazing structures - 7/27/2013
The Prophet’s Mosque is known the world over as the second largest mosque with its most beautiful state of the art structure.
Islam Message Al-Andalus: The Lost Civilization - 7/18/2013
How many people now know who Ibn Hazm, Al-Mu’tamid, Ibn Tufayl, Abu Ishaq al-Butruji were
Islam Message A General Overview of Islamic History - 6/2/2013
The Qur'an and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad address the individual rights of children repeatedly
Islam Message “The Muslim-ness” of African Americans - 4/7/2013
The early generation of African American Muslims embraced the idea that their ‘Muslim-ness’ makes them distinct and unique from other Americans.
Islam Message The Identity Of African American Muslims - 4/6/2013
The Identity of African American Muslims: Part One
Islam Message Magnificent Mosques: The Kalon Mosque Of Bukhara - 2/19/2013
When the Kalon Mosque of Bukhara was built in 1127, its minaret was probably the tallest building in Central Asia. It can house 10,000 worshippers and its roof consists of 288 domes.
Islam Message New Muslims in Spain - 1/31/2013
“I think more people will convert to Islam here in Spain” —Father James O’ Leary
Islam Message Islam In America  - 1/27/2013
Muslims have been part of American history since pre-Columbus times. Indeed, early explorers used maps that were derived from the work of Muslims, with their advanced geographical and navigational information of the time.
Islam Message Hijrah calendar: A landmark of the world history - 11/18/2012
Almighty Allah protected him against all dangers and brought him an era of great success
Islam Message How Islamic inventors changed the world - 10/30/2012
Certainly the first record of the drink is of beans exported from Ethiopia to Yemen where Sufis drank it to stay awake all night to pray on special occasions.
Islam Message Baca is Mecca - 10/23/2012
Baca (in Psalms) or Bakka (in Quran) refers to Mecca (Makkah, Saudi Arabia) where the first house of worship on earth was appointed by God for human beings.
Islam Message History of Ka'aba - 10/17/2012
The Kaba is the building towards which Muslims face five times a day, everyday, in prayer.
Islam Message Muslim community in Oklahoma vows to continue outreach - 9/24/2012
As a Muslim American, Adam Soltani said he has been told to “go home” more times than he can count, particularly in the aftermath of violence perpetuated by radical Islamic extremists.
Islam Message Islam in Meksiko - 9/1/2012
Religion Islam came to Mexico through the intermediary of immigrants from the Middle East. It is a book by Pascual Almazan y hereje titled Un Un Musulman which tells of a Muslim named Yusof bin Alabaz,
Islam Message Ethiopian Muslim history - 8/29/2012
You might recognize the name but do you know that it is one of the countries in the region known as the Horn of Africa?
Islam Message Ramadan In India - 8/11/2012
An estimated more than 250 Million Muslims live in India alone and are the second largest population of Muslims in the world after Indonesia.
Islam Message RAMADAN IN NIGERIA: Ramadan essay competition - 8/5/2012
The wife of the governor of Ogun State, Mrs. OlufunsoAmosun, through one of her initiatives, Spouses of State Government Functionaries Association,
Islam Message Ramadan in Istanbul - 8/1/2012
Just as Istanbul manages to straddle Europe and Asia, fuse the ancient and the modern, it also manages to balance traditional and contemporary festivities during the blessed month of Ramadan.
Islam Message Ramadan In Indonesia  - 7/31/2012
Idul Fitri, more commonly referred to in Indonesia as Lebaran, is the celebration that comes at the end of the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadhan. The Arabic meaning of Idul Fitri is “becoming holy again”.
Islam Message Ramadan in Malaysia - 7/30/2012
Making Changes for the Better
Islam Message Ramadan In History - 7/24/2012
All praises to Allah al-Mighty Lord of the worlds. He who revealed in His Glorious Quran, "Oh you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who came before you
Islam Message Islam in Japan (Part Two)  - 6/20/2012
Muhammad Ali was the envoy of Sultan `Abdul-Hamid to Japan in 1902 and documents said that he was planning to build a masjid (Mosque) in "Yokohama".
Islam Message This is Makkah  - 6/18/2012
Honourable Makkah, the Secure City; Allaah has distinguished it from among all places and made it sacred from the day He created the heavens and the earth.
Islam Message Islam in Japan (part One) - 6/18/2012
The light of Islam emerged from the Arabian peninsula, and extended eastward to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and the peninsula of the Indian
Islam Message History Of Nepalese Muslims - 6/11/2012
Situated in the lap of Himalaya, Nepal is located in South Asia. The average length is 885 km. east to west and average breadth is about 193 km, north to south.
Islam Message Influence of Islam on Indian culture - 6/6/2012
The advent of Afghans, Turks and Persians to India and settling in the land and conquer of large chunk of India and had ruled significantly. The Hindus have come and settled before
Islam Message Al-Andalus: The Lost Civilization - 5/13/2012
How many people now know who Ibn Hazm, Al-Mu’tamid, Ibn Tufayl, Abu Ishaq al-Butruji were, or even where they came from?
Islam Message The History of Islam in Japan - 5/1/2012
Islam's relation with Japan is quite recent as compared to those with other countries around the world.
Islam Message Baghdad: A Center of Learning - 4/23/2012
When we think of Baghdad today, we imagine a war-torn, ravaged city. However, Baghdad has a rich history which the present should not obscure.
Islam Message Balance and moderation are of the characteristics of Islamic civilization - 4/17/2012
Balance and moderation are of the main features of Islamic civilization. This feature means moderation or equality between two opposite parties so
Islam Message Islam In Europe - 4/7/2012
Islam entered Europe from the eastern side. The Muslims attempted many times to conquer the city of Constantinople
Islam Message History of Medicine in the Islamic Civilization - 3/27/2012
For early Muslims, knowledge was a treasure they would eagerly seek. Medical science and pharmacy were no exceptions.
Islam Message History of Islam in Suriname - 3/24/2012
Muslims smarten to learn religion. Yet, they constrained the limitations of teachers and books.
Islam Message Tolerant and Humane Aspects of Muslim Civilization - 3/21/2012
Muslims, as a minority in Western societies, have come under severe strain since September 11th, 2001, in particular.
Islam Message Muslim Spain: A Story of Civilization and Tolerance - 2/28/2012
Muslims conquered Spain in 711 AD and ruled it for about 800 years. These Spanish Arabs later became known as the “Moors”.
Islam Message The Kerala king who embraced Islam - 2/22/2012
Malabar was the most familiar place in the whole Indian subcontinent.
Islam Message A brief history of the Muslims of Sri Lanka  - 2/15/2012
Sri Lanka, known to the ancients as Ceylon, has been recorded in history books as a country that has had many visitations from foreign travellers throughout the ages.
Islam Message The Muslims and Sri Lanka  - 2/14/2012
The first wave of Muslims to arrive in Sri Lanka came from West Asia. Therefore let us briefly look at the Muslim achievements in West Asia.
Islam Message Europe Re-Visiting History - 2/12/2012
Europe itself is often thought of as Eastern and Western Europe, which goes back to the time of the Holy Roman (Western) Empire and the Byzantine (Eastern) Empire.
Islam Message Timbuktu—Empire of Knowledge (Part Two) - 2/8/2012
At the height of the city’s golden age in the 16th century, Timbuktu boasted over 150 schools and a major University at the Sankore Mosque that enrolled over 25, 000 students.
Islam Message Spread of Islam in West Africa - 2/8/2012
Islam reached the Savannah region in the 8th Century C.E., the date the written history of West Africa begins The Muslim-Arab historians began to write about West Africa in the early 8th century.
Islam Message Timbuktu—Empire of Knowledge (Part One) - 2/7/2012
Imagine a city in 16th century West Africa where thousands of Black African students pondered over the latest ideas in science,
Islam Message Muslims in China  - 1/28/2012
Muslim China boasts a population of 20 million. From the Hui to the Uyghurs, Islam in China is distinctive and diverse
Islam Message Islam in America - 10/19/2011
In the early part of this century, waves of immigrants from various parts of the Muslim world, most notably Palestine, Lebanon and what is now Pakistan appeared on these shores.
Islam Message The Muslim Community in Chile  - 10/5/2011
The origins of Islam in Chile are not very clear. It is known that in 1854 two “Turks” resided in the country, a situation that was repeated in the censuses of 1865 and 1875.
Islam Message United Colors of Islam - 9/28/2011
One only need look to the Nazis' brutal persecution of the Jews earlier this century or the more recent genocide of the Bosnian Muslims
Islam Message Islam and America: Toward Common Ground  - 9/13/2011
In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke of a world founded upon four essential human freedoms, among them "the freedom of every person to worship God
Islam Message Muslims in Australia: The Building of a Community - 8/27/2011
The general picture of Muslims in Australia is of a predominantly urban, intricate mosaic of communities and relationships at various stages of development.
Islam Message Islamic Architecture in Britain - 8/15/2011
In the recent past, Islamic architecture in Britain has flourished to accommodate the growing needs of the country’s Muslim community
Islam Message ‘The Road to Mecca’ - Travelogue of a nomad in search of Islam - 8/8/2011
Traveling to the desert makes one closer to god,” said Leopold Weiss, who was born on July 2, 1900, in lvov, modern day Ukraine.
Islam Message Muslims in Latin America: A Historical Overview - 7/25/2011
It is a known fact that European Muslims of the Middle Ages were far more advanced than their non-Muslim counterparts, thanks to the Golden Ages of Spain
Islam Message Islam in Europe: A Forgotten History - 7/23/2011
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.
Islam Message From Mulberry to Silk: The Journey of Islam in China - 7/16/2011
China is sometimes referred to as a “riddle wrapped in an enigma”. A nation with an ancient civilization that is one of the fastest growing economies of the modern world
Islam Message Islam in Europe: A Forgotten History - 7/13/2011
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
Islam Message The First and Second Saudi States - 5/1/2011
In the early 18th century, north of Riyadh, a religious leader was born who, in alliance with the House of Sa'ud, would pave the way for the establishment of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Islam Message Albania’s Islamic Rebirth  - 6/5/2010
One Friday midday several months ago, hundreds of devout Muslims crowded into the Ethem Bey mosque in downtown Tiranë for...
Islam Message Muslims in China  - 5/15/2010
Born in the year 600, T'ai Tsung came to the throne in 626 - four years after Muhammad (peace be upon him) and...
Islam Message Muslim Sicily  - 4/17/2010
Muslim interest in Sicily goes back to the very threshold of Islamic history. The first military expedition against the island...
Islam Message Islam and Africa  - 3/4/2010
The Arabs call Africa, Ifriqiya. They gave this name to the Eastern part of Barbary, and called the western part...
Islam Message The Islamic Legacy of Timbuktu - 10/12/2009
For eight centuries, Timbuktu captured the imaginations of both East and West, albeit for very different reasons. In 1620, the English explorer Richard Jobson wrote:
Islam Message How Islamic civilization made ways into the Balkan Peninsula - 6/9/2009
The identity of the Balkans is dominated by its geographical position; historically the area was known as a crossroads of various cultures. It has been a juncture between the Latin and Greek bodies of the Roman Empire, the destination of a massive influx of pagan Slavs
Islam Message The History of al-Azhar University - 6/9/2009
When Jawhar the Sicilian, commander of the Fatimid troops sent by the Fatimid Caliph Almuiz to conquer Egypt, founded Cairo in 358 AH / 969 CE he built Al-Azhar mosque. The mosque was completed in nearly two years.
Islam Message The Mongols - 5/25/2009
In the middle of the thirteenth century, and while the core Islamic lands were still busy with the expulsion of the Crusaders, another terrible invasion came from the East.
Islam Message Islam in Russia - 3/25/2009
The long history of Islam in Russia is grand and glorious as well as doleful and dreadful. Many stringent steps were taken against Islam and the Muslims during and after the Russian Revolution.
Islam Message Islam in Tibet - 3/25/2009
Islam spread to Tibet from two directions: the north and the west. Moving from Arabia through Persia and Afghanistan, it reached China in the seventh century
Islam Message History of the Middle East (Flash) - 3/17/2009
Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.
Islam Message Islam in Australia - 3/10/2009
The isolation of Australia was not as total as some Eurocentric historians have asserted. The straits and seas to our north have been very busy routes for many centuries.
Islam Message Muslim Migration to the U.S.A. - 3/10/2009
Muslims from the Middle East began to migrate to the United States in about 1875. The first wave came primarily from what was known as Syria, which was later...
Islam Message Urban Life in the Muslim Wiorld - 2/28/2009
In the tenth century Andalusia was traversed in every direction by magnificent aqueducts; Cordova was a city of fountains; its thoroughfares, for a distance of miles, were brilliantly illuminated...
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