Collected by Dr. Abdul Alim There is a frieze in the Supreme Court building that depicts the Prophet Moses and the Holy Prophet Mohammed, may peace be on him among others. Source: The following information was collated from the Supreme Court web site The frieze, which is a sculpture installed in a wall, were sculpted […]
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Source: Alislam-eGazette It is a volume about Muslim Heritage. Heritage of Islam is not about some bragging rights. It is not about some feel good emotion! It is not about the past! It is about rational defense of Islam and the Muslims, about their past, present and future. Every so often discussion comes up in […]
Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Abstract An honest study of the causes of the Dark Ages and European renaissance will lead to the inevitable conclusion that Muhammad, may peace be on him, was the light for the Dark Ages. John Davenport writes in, An apology […]
Anyone who has ever used vision glasses or contact lenses, taken a picture with a camera or watched television has a reason to be thankful to the Father of Optics, Alhazen.Latinized as Alhazen, in full, Abū Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham, born c. 965, Basra, Iraq, died c. 1040, Cairo, Egypt, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, “mathematician […]
Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī (Persian: ابوریحان محمد بن احمد بیرونی), often known as Alberuni, Al Beruni or variants, (born 5 September 973 in Kath, Khwarezm (now in Uzbekistan), died 13 December 1048 in Ghazni, today’s Afghanistan) was a Persian scholar and polymath of the 11th century. The early Muslims duplicated the technique of […]
By Professor Abdus Salam Einstein once remarked, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Human wisdom cannot flourish without proper understanding of both and their interaction, as so succinctly highlighted by Einstein. Dr. Abdus Salam quoted in his ‘Nobel speech’ from the verses of the Holy Quran at a time when it […]
BY ABDUL HAQ COMPIER Source / Courtesy: January 2011, Alislam-eGazette Summary: Traditional education about Western civilisation tells the story of how around 1500, Greek texts recovered the lost memory of Europe’s Greek and Roman past and unleashed an era of progress in science and civilisation called the Renaissance. In fact, the progress in civilisation had begun in […]
The constitution of Medina and not the Magna Carta was the first ever constitution describing a pluralistic society. In this article I will collect the description of the constitution from various biographers and introduce my understanding based on all these different sources. Mark Graham writes: Muhammad’s brilliance lay in politics as well as spirituality. One […]
Author: Maher Abu-Munshar Reviewed by: Rabia Mir (Canada) About the author: Dr Maher Abu-Munshar is Assistant Professor in Qatar University. He completed his PhD in 2003 (Dundee, UK) and won in 2005 the Islamic Jerusalem Studies prize for young scholars from the Islamic Research Academy [ISRA] in UK. In 2008 he was awarded Postgraduate Certificate […]
Khalifatul Masih V, International leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Hudhur) quoted from a book by Prof. Laura Veccia Vaglieri, in a recent Friday sermon and highly applauded it. The book is titled, An interpretation of Islam. He said in this sermon among other things: An Italian professor, Laura Veccia Vaglieri writes that slavery has been around ever since human civilisation […]
Most of the information here is reproduced from Wikipedia, just to ensure longevity of this information. I was happy to note today that my effort was worthwhile, as the original article has been trimmed, since I copied it almost a year ago. More specifically, the section of Law has been taken out from the new […]
There are about 750 verses in Quran urging Muslims to make use of reason to understand nature and thus reach their understanding of the Creator, in contrast to just 250 verses about legislation. The Holy Quran states: In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of the night and the […]
Source / Courtesy: Wikipedia Zheng He (1371–1433, 鄭和 / 郑和; pinyin: Zhèng Hé), also known as Ma Sanbao (馬三寶 / 马三宝) and Hajji Mahmud Shamsuddin (Persian: حاجی محمود شمس) was a Hui-Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa, collectively referred to as the Voyages […]
This volume is to correct centuries of historical distortions and has several articles and sources on the theme of ‘Muhammad: the Messiah of the Dark Ages of Europe.’ It traces the European debt to the Islamic Empire and along with the January 2010 volume takes an encyclopedic approach. It is a panacea to treat the Muslims of their inferiority complex of the last five centuries and relieve them of undue awe of Europeans or ‘Roub e Dajjal.’ This is one of the essential steps to prepare the Muslims to lead the way in the twenty first century.
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John Davenport writes in An apology for Mohammed and the Koran:
“It is in the compositions of Friar Bacon, who was born in 1214, and who learned the Oriental languages, that we discover the most extensive acquaintance with the Arabian anthors. He quotes Albumazar, Thabet-Ebu-Corah, Ali Alhacer, Alkandi, Alfraganus and Arzakeb; and seems to have been as familiar with them as with the Greek and Latin classics, especially with Avicenna, whom he calls ‘the chief and prince of philosophy.’ The great Lord Bacon, it is well known, imbibed and borrowed the first principles of his famous experimental philosophy from his predecessor and namesake Roger Bacon, a fact which indisputably establishes the derivation of the Baconian philosophical system from the descendants of Ishmael and disciples of Mohammed.”
In a short paragraph, John Davenport has very precisely identified all the links in the human intellectual evolution. Additionally, his book, that is available in Google books, is a master piece in the defence of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him. Read his two page Preface and he is standing shoulder to shoulder with other great defenders of the Prophet Muhammad in the Western world, like Thomas Carlyle.