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Holiest City

How Did Our Holiest City Start?

Makkah is the most sacred place on earth for Muslims. It’s a city in the Tihamah plain of western Arabian Peninsula. It lies at 70 km inland from the Red Sea in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. According to 2012 estimates, Makkah had roughly two million people, although visitors …

How Did Hajj Look Like in the Old Days (Watch)

Watch How Hajj Looked Like in the Old Days

Today’s hajj is very different from hajj in the past. Everything has vastly changed; from how the holy cities looked like to transportation facilities. These photos of hajj date back to 1953. Many may not have been born when these pictures were taken. Enjoy watching these interesting pictures and realize how lucky we are with …

Quran Ever Changed?

Has the Quran Ever Been Changed?

Salam Dear Yasmin, Thank you for your challenging question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In fact, there are different ways to prove that the Quran is the word of God, which has always been true and has never been subjected to change or distortion. The Method of Quran Transmission Unlike the Bible, the Quran was …

Muslims Crossed The Atlantic Before Columbus

The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo Colombo) sailed across the Atlantic in the name of the Spanish crown and landed in the Caribbean part of North America. Discovery of America …

The Historic Hajj of Mansa Musa, King of Mali

The Historic Hajj of Mansa Musa, King of Mali

King Mansa Musa is famous for his Hajj journey, during which he stopped off in Egypt and gave out so much gold that the Egyptian economy was ruined for years to come. Mansa Musa was the great-great-grandson of Sunjata, who was the founder of the empire of Mali. His 25-year reign (1312-1337 CE) is described …

7 Remarkable Islamic Victories That Took Place in Ramadan

7 Remarkable Islamic Victories That Took Place in Ramadan

Ramadan is a special month that’s full of blessings for the Muslim Ummah. It is not only famous for fasting and charity, but also for great Islamic victories that changed the world. In Islamic history, Ramadan witnessed strong battles and great victories. Here are some of the major Muslim victories that took place in Ramadan. First published: June …

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 …



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