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Islamic History

Overcoming Historical Amnesia: Muslim Contributions to Civilization

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

People who forget or ignore major events in world history can be said to suffer from "historical amnesia." Though this mindset cannot be cured in one short blog post, I hope to dispel some of the stereotypes and misperceptions by highlighting the contributions that Muslims have made to civilization.

How Islam Made the West Cool

Khaled Diab | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Khaled Diab

Those who fear Muslim influence should raise a glass to the Sultan of Style next time they freshen up, don the latest fashions or enjoy a delicious three-course meal.

Review: Women of the Shahnameh

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

As we begin to celebrate March as National Women's Month, my eternal commitment to raising and strengthening the status of women -- both in my world and in my books -- is as strong as ever.

7 Things About Prophet Muhammad: A Clarification

Qasim Rashid | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Hazleton has historically provided worthwhile analysis on Islam and Prophet Muhammad and should be commended and appreciated for doing so. In this piece, however, Hazleton commits a few errors.

7 Things That May Surprise You About Muhammad

Lesley Hazleton | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Lesley Hazleton

Everyone knows his name. He was, and still is, one of the most influential figures of all time, yet most of us have little real sense of the man himself.

Selling Children Is Against Islam

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

It is time for lay-leaders, clerics and religious judges who flagrantly contradict the Quran to be by-passed as irrelevant and pariahs of our society. They should instead be forced to answer: Why are they defending an oppressive pre-Islamic culture?

Ashura Epitomizes Modern Battle For Islam’s True Voice

Shenaz Kermali | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Shenaz Kermali

For all the modern-day injustice committed against Muslims through Western foreign policy, the bitter truth is that Muslims are more often than not their own worst enemies. Believers across different factions need to take an honest look at history and awake to a new consciousness.

The Mercy Of Prophet Muhammad

Kamran Pasha | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

The world is a better place because Prophet Muhammad survived against his opponents and won. And even as the Prophet showed grace and clemency to his enemies, so must his heirs do so today.

1,400 Years Of Islamic Law

Sadakat Kadri | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion
Sadakat Kadri

At a time when efforts to ban sharia law have been tabled in some two dozen states, it would be interesting to know what precisely their sponsors are hoping to prohibit -- because their target has a 1,400-year history that extends deep into the realms of faith.

The Derogation Of Women In Islam

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

The tragedy is that Muslim men have been denied the wise council of Muslim women, when according to Allah that's something we need.