About 1,600,000,000 cups of coffee are consumed every day around the world. Billions of people rely on it as part of their daily routines. And yet, very few people are aware of the Muslim origins of this ubiquitous drink.
According to the historical record, in the 1400s coffee ...Continue Reading
Lessons from the Seerah, Of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallaAllahu alayhe wasallam
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SEERAH OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMED (peace be upon him)
Summarized Translation of Tarek Swaydans' series
by Mona Soueid
Part 6 - The Birth of the Prophet Muhammed
When Abdullah, the father of the Prophet (peace be upon him) grew up Abdul-Muttalib decided that he should get married. So he then ...Continue Reading
by Sheikh Salman al-Awdah
Abu Zarr of the Ghifar tribe somehow got angry with the freed slave of Abu Bakr, Bilal of Abyssinia. Both of them were the companions of the Prophet. The altercation became prolonged and Abu Zarr in his fury called Bilal the son of a black skinned mother. Bilal ...
It is not possible for a person discussing our immortal civilization and its impressions, to lose sight of one such peculiarity of our civilization in which it stands out among civilizations. This peculiarity is the love of man. Our civilization ridding mankind of hatred, malice, dissention ...Continue Reading
A man from the Copts(1)came to Omar ibn al-Khattab(2)in Al-Madinah(3), and said, "O Commander of the Faithful! I seek refuge in you from oppression." Omar replied, "You have sought refuge where it is to be sought." The Egyptian said, "I was racing the son of `Amr ibn al-`Aas(4), and ... Continue Reading
The earliest concrete evidence of Muslim presence in East Africa is the foundation of a mosque in Shanga on Pate Island where gold, silver and copper coins dated AD 830 were found during an excavation in the 1980's. The oldest intact building in East Africa is a functioning mosque at Kizimkazi ... Continue Reading