Tag: Rare

Rare autobiography of Muslim slave goes online via Library of Congress

The Omar Ibn Said Collection consists of 42 digitized documents in both English and Arabic, including an 1831 manuscript in Arabic on “The Life of Omar Ibn Said,” a West African slave in America, which is the centerpiece of this unique collection of texts. Some of the manuscripts in this collection include texts in Arabic by another West African slave in Panama, and others from individuals located in West

The only known existing autobiography of a slave written in Arabic in America is now freely available to the public online, thanks to the Library of Congress. Omar ibn Said, born in about 1770 in modern Senegal, was captured at age 37 and taken to Charleston, S.C., to be sold. In 1810, he ran away and was captured again, as he had stopped to pray,…MORE:   religionnews.com/ www.loc.gov/

Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

A virtually complete Australopithecus fossil is displayed at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call "by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found." (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)“Not only is Africa the storehouse of the ancient fossil heritage for people the world over, it was also the wellspring of everything that makes us human, including our technological prowess, our artistic ability and our supreme intellect,” said Blumenschine.

Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Witswatersrand, hailed the assembly of the full skeleton….MORE: .foxnews.com

The Qur’aan says: ” Indeed the Almighty God have certainly created man in the best of stature”…. more: https://quran.com/95/4