The origins of Islam in China

By Iman Amin Before proceeding to talk about our rich history in China, I want to touch on the importance of learning about our Islamic history. In the Qur’an, Allah repeatedly narrates to us stories of different nations in order for us to extract lessons from them and steer clear from the mistakes they made, like the people of ‘Aad and Thamud. He also tells … Continue reading The origins of Islam in China

The first ambassador of Islam – Mus’ab ibn Umayr

By Umm Mohammed   “Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death]”. Surah Al Ahzab 23     Amongst all the noble and poignant accounts of the Sahaba, for all their nobility, justice and sacrifice; there is one that stands alone. It is a biography that inspires the deepest love … Continue reading The first ambassador of Islam – Mus’ab ibn Umayr

#3rdMarch1924 – Know your history

“We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of the Muslims. The situation now is that Turkey is dead and will never rise again, because we have destroyed its moral strength, the Caliphate and Islam.” Lord Curzon, British Foreign Secretary (1919-1924), House of Commons To some, the 3rd of March passes every year as a day like … Continue reading #3rdMarch1924 – Know your history

Fatma N’Soumer – a 19th Century Muslim Heroine

If the name in this title was unfamiliar to you, you won’t be forgetting it again very soon after reading this. This is the story of the great Lalla Fatma N’Soumer, an important figure of resistance against French colonial invasion in Algeria. She was born Fatimah Syed Ahmed, later given the term “Lalla”, a title given to women of noble standing, and she lived from 1830 … Continue reading Fatma N’Soumer – a 19th Century Muslim Heroine