L’héritage historique de l’Amérique Latine

Christophe Colomb guidé par les astronomes et les marins musulmans Il est bien connu que les musulmans européens du Moyen Âge étaient bien plus avancés que leurs contemporains non-musulmans, du fait de l'âge d'or de l'Espagne et de la Sicile alors sous domination musulmane. Pourtant, de nombreuses personnes oublient que [...]

2018-01-01T18:29:01+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Speaking Up

American Muslims, like other minority groups, live in a political and social climate that causes immense stress. Many people may think that silence is the best way to get by in moments of political and social uncertainty. They wish that if they just do not say or do anything, things [...]

2017-12-20T17:31:05+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Latin America

Muslims in Latin America When the Americas were discovered by the Spaniards in the fifteenth century, they brought slaves from the north and west of Africa who introduced Islam in Latin America, staying in countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and some Caribbean islands. In many cases, these Muslim slaves [...]

2017-12-19T18:54:52+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Australia

Islam in Australia Muslims in Australia have a long and varied history Some of Australia’s earliest visitors were Muslim, from the east Indonesian archipelago. They made contact with mainland Australia as early as the 16th and 17th centuries. While most of their contributions were never truly acknowledged contemporaneously and [...]

2017-12-20T17:40:25+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Africa

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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:41:36+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Asia

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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:42:32+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Europe

Islam in Europe: A Forgotten Legacy Rethinking European history When we study European history, it generally traces the roots of Western civilization to the Greeks and Romans, followed by a dark period called the Middle Ages in which Europe languished in gloom. We are told that this bleak era [...]

2017-12-20T17:42:28+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

North America

North America has been home to Muslims for a long time Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBR_lAA0c2k Over [...]

2017-12-20T17:43:40+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|
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