Category: understand Islam

Nytimes: England’s Forgotten Muslim History

In 1580s she signed commercial agreements with the Ottomans that would last over 300 years, granting her merchants free commercial access to Ottoman lands. She made a similar alliance with Morocco, with the tacit promise of military support against Spain. As money poured in, Elizabeth began writing letters to her Muslim counterparts, extolling the benefits of reciprocal trade. She wrote as a supplicant, calling Murad “the most mighty ruler of the kingdom of Turkey, sole and above all, and most sovereign monarch of the East Empire.”…more: nytimes.com/

Simon Collis becomes first UK ambassador to perform Haj

Manama: Simon Collis has become the first British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj while still on duty in the kingdom.

Pictures of Collis with his wife Huda Mujarkech with the white Haj clothes were posted on a Twitter account of Fawziah Al Bakr with the comment in Arabic “The first British ambassador to the Kingdom performing Haj after converting to Islam: Simon Collis with his wife Huda in Makkah.”…more:  gulfnews.com

The Wisdom Behind Prophet’s Marrige

  Allah’s wisdom is great, and part of His wisdom is that He has permitted men, in previous divine laws and in the sharee‘ah of our Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), to marry more than…

15 years after 9/11, this Muslim writer is fearlessly writing from the World Trade Center

I wasn’t Asian enough; I wasn’t Moroccan enough, and despite being born in this country, I wasn’t American enough. And because I don’t wear the hijab, I often wasn’t seen as Muslim enough, so much so that it often protected me from racial and religious-based violence. However, my parents were still concerned for my future. They didn’t want their first-born daughter to experience xenophobic violence. They also wanted to ensure that I would have the same equal opportunities as everyone else.…more:  M.MIC.COM