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Hassam Munir

Hassam Munir is a student and independent researcher of Islamic history based in Toronto, Canada. He enjoys looking into the past from fresh and diverse perspectives. He is the founder of the iHistory project, where he blogs regularly. To read more of Hassam's work on Islamic history, visit www.ihistory.co.

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Voltaire, Rousseau and Napoleon on Prophet Muhammad

Voltaire, Rousseau and Napoleon on Prophet Muhammad

Voltaire, Rousseau, Henri de Boulainvilliers and Napoleon all commented on Prophet Muhammad. The Enlightenment in France had changed the way they thought of him. For most of European history after the dawn of Islam, Prophet Muhammad  (PBUH) has been demonized by Christian scholars, including the famous reformer Martin Luther, for example. This has not been …

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Canada

Remembering the First Muslims in Canada

It is unknown when Muslims first arrived and settled in the space that is now called Canada, but it certainly didn’t happen as recently as is often believed. Even the evidence that we do have suggests that Muslims have been making Canada their home since 1851, more than a decade before the country itself was …

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