Archive for July 2011

Diet and Health

{وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ} And Abraham prayed, “And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me.”  [Soorah Shu’araa: 80] In this statement of the Quran by Abraham is a great scientific fact.  That is our food is directly related to our health […]

Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

by Shibli Zaman In the late 16th century a young boy collecting scraps of wreckage from the docks wondered if he’d ever leave Faversham in the borough of Kent, the hottest place in the entire United Kingdom. It was a marshy place of little importance to anyone but the brigand. Its docks were a haven […]

Captain Jack Sparrow was an Englishmen Who Embraced Islam

John Ward or Birdy (c. 1553 – 1622), also known as Jack Ward and under his Muslim nameYusuf Reis, was a notorious English pirate around the turn of the 17th century who later became a Muslim operating out of Tunis during the early 17th century. His real name was Captain Jack Ward and he was also known as Jack Birdy. He […]

Origin of the Cowboy Hat

One version goes back to the early 1800’s, and that the cowboy hat evolved from the Sombrero. And the Sombrero came from Muslim Spain.  From the Sombrero came the bowler hat, and the cowboy hat.  The story goes that cattle herders, arriving from the East to work on the plains, adopted the sombrero and remodelled […]

How Did Horses Get To America?

When we think of Indians we picture a warrior with a spear or bow and arrow sitting on a horse. But, the Indians did not always have horses. In fact, they did not always have bows and arrows, but that is a different story. This page is about horses and Indians. So, even before there […]

Cowboys, food, architecture, language carry Islamic markings

By Phyllis McIntosh Washington File Special Correspondent Washington — On the surface, it may seem like the United States and the Middle East are worlds apart, two separate cultures with little in common and no historical connections. In fact, there is considerable evidence to the contrary. Though little known, Islamic influence runs deep in American […]

Cowboys and The Muslim World

The origins of the cowboy tradition come from Spain, beginning with the hacienda system of Muslim Spain. This style of cattle ranching spread throughout much of the Iberian peninsula and later, was imported to the Americas. Both regions possessed a dry climate with sparse grass, and thus large herds of cattle required vast amounts of land in order to obtain sufficient forage. The […]

Illustrated Guide To the Journey of The Soul

Commonly Misunderstood Qur’anic Texts

Dr. Jamal Badawi has been without doubt one of the best known Muslim speakers in the West for the last two decades. Dr. Badawi is a professor of economics, at St. Mary’s University, Canada. Dr. Jamal Badawi’s books on Islam and Muslim-Christian issues are quite popular. He is one of the most effective Dawah speakers […]

Does the Quran Attest the Entire Bible?

Here is a lady who asks some good questions based on some of the misinformation.