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Stand against religious extremism – Editorial – Daily Mirror

Stand against religious extremism – Editorial – Daily Mirror

It seems that somebody has shifted the gear to the reverse.  It’s really disheartening to see how a golden opportunity the country was presented with about three and a half years ago is allowed to slip away carelessly. Chauvinism, racism and...
Islamic Civilization by the Numbers By Dr. Mohamed Elmasry

Islamic Civilization by the Numbers By Dr. Mohamed Elmasry

During his 1868 – 1871 lecture series, "Introduction to the Study of  History," Swiss historian Prof. Jacob Burchardt explained his thesis that there are "three powers" in history — the state, religion, and culture. Burchardt,...
The origins of some Sri Lankan Muslim Foods and Beverages   By Asiff Hussein

The origins of some Sri Lankan Muslim Foods and Beverages By Asiff Hussein

Sri Lanka’s Muslims are heirs to a rich culinary tradition which has its ultimate origins in Arabia, India and the Malay world. Their cuisine is in a sense ‘international’. Here’s a brief survey of some of their more prominent...
Arwi Language (Arabic Tamil)

Arwi Language (Arabic Tamil)

Arwi or Arabic-Tamil (ل س ا ن ا ل أ ر و ي lisā n-ul-arwī அ ர ப ு -த ம ி ழ ் arabu-tamil) is an Arabic-influenced dialect of the Tamil language written with an extension of the Arabic alphabet, with extensive lexical...
The Scientific legacy of the Muslim World – Extracted  from the “Forgotten History of Muslims- By J W Draper, 1864″

The Scientific legacy of the Muslim World – Extracted from the “Forgotten History of Muslims- By J W Draper, 1864″

We give below some major scientific breakthroughs of Muslims which the Western World has sought to hide, claiming it as their own. What is taught which is what we have learned from Western sources intent on hiding the truth and what should be taught which...
Inside Iran: Rick Steves’ Travel Journal The Most fascinating and surprising land I’ve ever visited

Inside Iran: Rick Steves’ Travel Journal The Most fascinating and surprising land I’ve ever visited

We produced the TV show to understand and humanize Iran. I've written this to share my personal experiences, lessons learned, and opinions that were shaped by my trip. And it's your chance to wander with me behind-the-scenes in this rich, perplexing...
Islamic Turkey

Islamic Turkey

It needs no gainsaying that Turkey is a rich land with a long history. Not only did it once form the Byzantine Empire, the most powerful and influential Christian power in the world in the few centuries after Christ, but it was also home to a number of...
Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world

Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world

Think of the origins of that staple of modern life, the cup of coffee, and Italy often springs to mind. But in fact, Yemen is where the ubiquitous brew has its true origins.       Along with the first university, and even the toothbrush,...
Coffee — The Wine of Islam

Coffee — The Wine of Islam

Most modern coffee-drinkers are probably unaware of coffee’s heritage in the Sufi orders of Southern Arabia. Members of the Shadhiliyya order are said to have spread coffee-drinking throughout the Islamic world sometime between the 13th and 15th...
History Of Urdu Language

History Of Urdu Language

The word ‘ Urdu ‘ is derived from Turkish word ‘ Ordu ‘ meaning ‘ Army Camp ‘ or ‘Lashkar ‘ . Exact origin of ‘ Urdu ‘ is some what difficult to trace; but many different theories have been...
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