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Love in the Time of Quraysh - Story of Zainab bint Muhammad

Love is a powerful theme that features throughout history, with the power to launch a thousand ships or destroy a country. Zainab, daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an example of the strength of love and a Muslim woman’s patience and courage. In this folder, you will read full story of Zainab bint Muhammad (peace …

Remembering the First Muslims in Canada

Remembering the First Muslims in Canada

It is unknown when Muslims first arrived and settled in the space that is now called Canada. However, it certainly didn’t happen as recently as it is often believed. Even the evidence we have suggests that Muslims have been making Canada their home since 1851, more than a decade before the country itself was created. …

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. …

Who Are the 3 Female Figures of Hijrah? - About Islam

Who Are the 3 Female Figures of Hijrah?

The new year marks the hijra of the first Muslim community. That first community struggled and strove to keep the flame of faith alive so that Islam could be passed on to us today. This time of year is a great time to pause and reflect on the past and those who struggled to make …

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?

SalamDear 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 - About Islam

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 …

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