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The Muslim Empire: How Islamic Coins Came to Existence

The Muslim Empire: How Islamic Coins Came to Existence

People use money every single day. It is an essential of life. Has one ever wondered about the coins or money used by Muslim predecessors? Did they ever use something such as money or did they have different ways of transactions. Let’s go back in time and learn of the earlier Muslims way of transactions. …


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 …

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 …


World’s First University Was Founded by A Muslim Woman

Did you know that the first degree-granting university is a Muslim invention? Did you know that this university was founded by a Muslim woman? Early on in Islamic history, mosques doubled as schools. The same people who led prayers would teach groups of students about Islamic sciences such as Quran, fiqh (jurisprudence), and hadith. As …

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Outstanding Female Scholars in Islamic History

Timea Csanyi shares the inspirational legacy of some of Islam’s finest female scholars.  ‘Aishah bint Abu Bakr (614 – 678) ‘Aishah, the third wife of Prophet Muhammad r, was born into a Muslim family. Her mother’s name was Umm Ruman and her father was Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, the Prophet’s r best friend. She married the …

Nana Asma’u - The Early Islamic Feminist Icon

Hidden in the Savanna of Nigeria, abounded with rain forests, oil palm, and fertility; a flame lit an invigorating female empowerment, leadership, and competence. The light of her works continues to inspire and is practiced 153 years ensuing her death. Daughter of the Sokoto caliph, and named after Asma’ bint Abu Bakr, she is Nana …

Aurangzeb - The Great Mughal Emperor

Under Aurangzeb, Islam flourished in the Indian subcontinent. He built mosques, and hospitals and repaired roads. They were defeated at the hands of Hindus decades later.

A History Of Islam In The Philippines

In the late 13th and early 14th centuries, Islam came to the Philippines by Muslim traders. Almost 200 years later, the Spanish took control of the islands and were dismayed by the Islamic presence.

education in Islamic history

Education in Islamic History

From the very earliest days of Islam, the issue of education has been at the forefront at the minds of the Muslims. The very first word of the Quran that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was, in fact, “Read”. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once stated that “Seeking knowledge is mandatory for all Muslims.” With such a direct …

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