History

Reason behind Latinizing name of Muslim scientists , philosophers and scholars By Dr. Zakir Husain

The Latinisation of legendary Muslim stalwarts’ names –  whose pathbreaking contributions in different aspects of human life enlightened the world – has probably eroded the sense of affinity the Muslims ought to have with their legendary coreligionists. The incessant decline of Muslims on one hand and the process of orientalism effected the whole set-up, leading to changes in names and …

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Travellers and traders: Muslims of Sri Lanka By Uditha Devapriya

In 851 AD, an Arab merchant, called Soleyman, wrote an account of his travels to the island of Serendib. Impressionistic but insightful, it records the earliest known engagement of a Muslim with Sri Pada, also known as Samantukuta. Soleyman does not refer to Sri Pada as “aadam malayi”, the name we see in later Muslim reconstructions of the peak. Instead …

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Those People from the Past

It was while researching the genealogy of my maternal ancestors that I stumbled upon a burgher lady named, Ms Pompeus, who was supposed to have been the Governess who taught English, Reading, and Piano, to my maternal grandma’s father, MLMH Shareef, and his siblings, Sakeena and Haseena. The Marikar Haji family members belonged to the “Jemmi” ootar (family group) in those …

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Muslims vs The Vikings┇The Unknown History

For centuries, the Vikings were renowned for roaming the world and covering large distances.. Evidence pertaining to the Vikings converting was recorded by the 16th century geographer Amin Razi. Speaker: Dr. Umar Faruq

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A Short History of the Moors

  Granada, the word in Spanish means pomegranate, a fruit brought to Spain by Moslem tribes from North Africa, in the 8th century. They were known as the Moors and they came to Europe from what is now known as Morocco. For nearly 800 years the Moors ruled in Granada. And for nearly as long in a wider territory of …

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