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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 …

Teenage and Influential... 9 Young Muslim Leaders

Influential Teenagers... 9 Young Muslim Leaders

A few days ago, while waiting for a bus to take me downtown, I met with a Canadian old lady. She wore a red poppy as a sign to remember the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty during the past world wars. Spontaneously, I told her, “There is a …

Nana Asma’u - The Early Islamic Feminist Icon

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 …

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham - A Must Watch

Watch this excellent short film that brings to life the fascinating story of Ibn al-Haytham. Considered by many as the ‘Father of Optics’, Ibn al-Haytham made important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light. In the film, the brave young scientist from 11th century Arabia embarks upon a quest to uncover ancient mysteries that would …

Here's What You Need to Know about America's Islamic Heritage

WASHINGTON, DC — Amir Muhammad, the founder and chief curator of America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, has dedicated his life to shed light on the rarely told story about the long history of American Muslims stretching back centuries. “American Muslims haven’t been great at explaining our side, at engaging with folks — you know? Not too …

story of Lubna of Cordoba

From a Spanish Slave to a Royal Advisor - A Muslim Woman's Story

Lubna of Cordoba is a remarkable example of a self-made woman. If you have not heard of her, please take a moment to brush up your world history knowledge. She was a 10th century jack-of-all-trades, and a master of them too. She worked in the royal court in Andalusia during the Ummayad dynasty. She was …

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Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi Introduced the Concept of Mental Health in the 9th Century

Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, ethics, sociology, grammar, literature and astronomy. Born in 849 CE (235 AH) in the Persian village of Shamisitiyan, within the Balkh (from which he gets his name) province, now a part of …

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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