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Ottoman

A Self-Made Woman Ruled the Ottoman Sultanate 400 Years Ago

Talking about women with power is often still, in the 21st century, a controversial or sensitive subject. The poster of Rosie the Riveter girl with a clenched fist and a red bandana was iconic in popular culture, but it was not until the late 1970’s that female power was considered as a significant agent of …

Did You Know Women in England Used to Wear Hijab 100 Years Ago?

Did You Know Women in England Used to Wear Hijab 100 Years Ago?

The idea of modesty is always changing and evolving, especially in recent times. What some consider as “modest” today would have been scandalous a hundred years ago. For most of human history, most societies have dressed in manners that were much more modest than today. It seems only in the past hundred years or so …

How a Muslim Sultan Helped Ireland During the Great Famine

The Great Famine in the mid-19th century was one of the most devastating events in Irish history. Between 1845 and 1852, potato blight hit the island’s potato crop. The potato was a staple item of food in Ireland, so many years without a good harvest led to mass starvation, disease, and the deaths of nearly …

Where Are Most Quran Copies Printed?

Where Are Most Quran Copies Printed?

The King Fahd Complex is the largest Islamic publishing house in the world, with the capability to produce 30 million copies of the Quran each year in constant shifts. Actual annual production is in single shifts, so it usually numbers 10 million copies…

Muslim Slaves Dedication to Islam

Stories of Muslim Slaves Dedication to Islam

What is interesting is that many accounts show that African slaves were strategically taken from different parts of Africa and different tribes so that they could not speak to one another and plan revolts or escape. However, where many white…

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 …



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