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African Muslims

6 African Muslims Who Brought Islam to America

As a Muslim of West African origin living in the United States, my Muslim-ness is always contested by Europeans, Americans, and even clueless Africans. They ask me questions like: “Are you Muslim?” and “Were you born Muslim?” I get asked these questions a lot by Americans because Islam is something that was made to sound foreign to …

black companions

Who Are the 7 Black Companions of the Prophet?

Talking about black companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the first name that comes to our minds is Bilal ibn Rabah, the chief of all the people who give adhan, the chief of all of the Mua’dhins. However, this article is not about Bilal (may Allah be pleased with him). This article highlights some of the …

Great Flood and Noah’s Ark

Floods have always been a part of human existence. Seasonal floods increase soil fertility bringing nutrients as they also gave birth to the agricultural revolution and the first permanent human settlements on the riverbanks of Africa and Asia (NASA p.1-3). There is one flood, however, that continues to intrigue adventurers and scientists alike. Story Narrated …

Who Invented Celebrities?

Who Invented Celebrities?

Do you know who “invented” celebrities and taught people to look up to them as role models? Edward Bernays is called “The Father of Spin” for a reason. He practically invented mass manipulation techniques that are still used on us today to influence our decisions, not just our purchasing decisions, but even our political choices …

Asiyah, the Wife of Pharaoh – The Change Maker

Asiyah, Wife of Pharaoh – The Change Maker

A tyrant rises to power, ruling his nation with cruelty and hatred. In one fell swoop, he creates a giant chasm between two segments of society — those whom he belongs to, and those whom he has declared outsiders. For years, he considers himself successful in enforcing his agenda of prejudice and discrimination… until revolution …

As a Page in History Turns, Time to Reflect

As a Page in History Turns, Time to Reflect

As we move on to 2019, we should look back at our 2018, and take account of ourselves. Do we see a steady improvement in our faith, conduct, righteous actions, dealings with others, and contributions to mankind? In private, when we are out of the public…

A Story of Love & Separation at the Prophet's Time

A Story of Love & Separation at the Prophet's Time

This is a fictional piece of creative writing, inspired by the story of the Prophet’s Companions, Barirah and Mughith. Their story is famously quoted in books of hadith, and resonates with human experiences that are not often discussed amongst Muslims – that of love, both passionate and unrequited, of heartbreak, and of the tumultuous nature of …

Brooklynn Muslims

'Muslims in Brooklyn': New Oral History Project at Historical Society

Muslim residents of Brooklyn have spoken — and you can hear their words starting on Dec. 6 “Muslims in Brooklyn” features interviews with 50 Muslims who discuss their lives in the borough. NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Historical Society in the USA will launch its newest oral history project ‘Muslims in Brooklyn’ on December 6 …

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations. By the term “monument” I refer to a building or structure created to commemorate a person, event, or social bond which has significance in regards to improving relations between the Abrahamic faiths. 1- The …

The First Thanksgiving Ever - What Happened?

Where did these traditions come from? And how did they become a part of the national holiday we call Thanksgiving? In the fall of 1620, the cargo ship Mayflower transported a group of 102 English men, women, and children to the new world. A portion of this…



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