Islam in Asia: Introduction

The diversity of Muslims in Asia From the Middle East to southeastern Asia, from central Asia to the Pacific Islands, the diversity in Asia is striking. Yet, despite cultural differences, the religion of Islam forms a common thread across Asia. The majority of people in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, [...]

2017-12-19T18:21:40+00:00October 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Baghdad: A Center of Learning

Baghdad: an intellectual hub As the city of Baghdad grew, it developed a reputation for learning and research. Scholars from all across the Islamic world were attracted to Baghdad, quickly turning it into an intellectual hub. This was no surprise because Islam puts so much emphasis on acquiring knowledge. In [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:24+00:00October 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Islam in Africa: Introduction

Islam's presence in African history Islam’s presence in African history dates back to the first phase of the Prophet Muhammad’s mission, when in 615 A.D. he instructed a group of Muslims to seek refuge in Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia). While this was a short-lived encounter, Muslims eventually left a lasting influence [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:24+00:00October 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|