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From Jerusalem to Makkah: How the Qiblah Story Can Change Your Life

From Jerusalem to Makkah: How the Qiblah Story Can Change Your Life

The title of this article sounds pretty mind blowing, right? How could a simple historical fact change anything in your life today? To give a brief history, the original Qiblah (direction in which Muslims pray), was Bayt al-Maqdis (Masjid al-Aqsa), in Jerusalem. The Prophet (PBUH) was mocked by the Jews for praying in the same …

What Did Umar Ibn al-Khattab Do after Conquering Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is a city holy to the three largest monotheistic faiths – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Because of its history that spans thousands of years, it goes by many names: Jerusalem, al-Quds, Yerushaláyim, Aelia, and more, all reflecting its diverse heritage. It is a city that numerous Muslim prophets called home, from Sulayman and Dawood to Isa (Jesus), peace …

Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Winged Horse and Childhood Memories

Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Winged Horse and Childhood Memories

Growing up in a non-Muslim country, I did not hear much about the sacred Aqsa Mosque from my parents. Like others, they focused on raising my siblings and I on becoming familiar with the five pillars of Islam. Much effort was put into teaching us the significance of worships including the daily prayers and fasting. We also …


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 …

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 …

The Muslim Chemistry Revolutionaries!

The Muslim Chemistry Revolutionaries!

Muslims played a large part in our modern society today with their discoveries in chemistry. Check out the Muslim Chemistry revolutionaries and what they developed!

6 Andalusian Thinkers You Need to Know

6 Andalusian Thinkers You Need to Know

When we talk about Andalusia, we often immediately think about the Golden Ages of Islam, the glory of islamic civilization and how Al-Andalus was one of the most important keys in the history of the technological and scientific progress. Knowledge is power and searching after knowledge is an obligation in Islam. No progress could be …

Nusaybah bint Ka`b A Woman of Distinction

Nusaybah Bint Ka`b: A Woman of Distinction

Surrounding our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) were men and women of unparalleled faith, commitment, and love for Allah and His Messenger. These men and women were always courageous, charitable, chivalrous, and compassionate.                                                            *-*-*-*-* Although the books on early Islamic history often praise the contributions of the male Companions of Prophet …

The Secret History of Muslims in America (Video)

WASHINGTON, DC – The history of Muslims in the US extends to 14th century as many historians believe that the earliest Muslims came from the Senegambian region of Africa. Known as Moors, expelled from Spain, Muslims made their way to the Caribbean and possibly to the Gulf of Mexico in the 14th century. Others claim …

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