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06-02-2007, 08:40 PM
Fascinating Facts

The first mosque in the United States was founded in 1893

The 19th century American Muslim Muhammad Alexander Russell Webb found a mosque in what is now downtown Manhattan

The largest Muslim community in the Western Hemisphere in the 19th century was in Brazil

In the 4th century A.H. (10th Century A.D.), Jabir al-Battani discovered the phenomenon of predictable annual solar eclipses.

Muhammad b. Malik's poem, Alfiyah Ibn Malik contains exactly one thousand verses explaining everything you need to know about Arabic grammar.

The word - believe - occurs over one thousand times in the Quran, one time for every six ayat.

The first Muslim arrived in North America in 1539 as a guide for the Franciscan Friar Marcos de Niza exploring what is now Arizona.

Population of Muslims in Canada
1871............13
1901...........400
1911.........1500
1951.........3000
1991.....253,260

"There are many Islamic elements in Latin culture
The Spanish "ojala" is derived from the Arabic "insha'allah" (both expressions mean God willing), while the Spanish exclamation "olé" comes from "Allah."

Imam Ocasio also sees Islamic influences in Spanish and Latin American architecture. "[Just look at the] fountains, tiles, arches," he says. "You want proof that many artisans and workers were secretly Muslim? There are churches and cathedrals in Latin America which were built facing Mecca."
for more info on latin islamic history:
http://www.africana.com/index_19991101.htm http://www.angelfire.com/sys/popup_s...html?Category=
http://salam.muslimsonline.com/~azahoor/qurtuba.html

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca has the tallest minaret in the world.

Population of Muslims in the US
1900..................10,000
mid 1970s..............800,000
mid 1990 s............4,500,000
mid 1995..............5,100,000
in 2000..............5,730,000

Medical Licensing Board!
Caliph Al-Abbas asked his physician Isa ibn Yusuf to prepare an examination of medical competence. Doctors who did not pass the examination were debarred from medical practice. 860 men were successful, and hundreds were expelled from the profession.

Islam in China
The Ancient Record of the Tang Dynasty describes a landmark visit to China by Saad ibn Abi Waqqas (ra), one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (s) in 650 C.E. The Chinese emperor Yung-Wei respected the teachings of Islam and considered it to be compatible with the teachings of Confucius. The emperor approved the establishment of China's first mosque at Ch'ang-an. That mosque still stands today after fourteen centuries.
http://users.erols.com/ameen/islchina.htm

The tones used for Quranic recitation are 400 percent finer than those used in Western music.

Cordoba, Spain's three famous millhouses designed and built by Muslims in the 12th century were still being used in 1950.

Ibn al-Nafis was the first to describe the pulmonary circulation of the blood - 3 centuries before Michael Servetas (1556) and Rinaldo Colombo (1559)

The Quran has been translated into Zulu, even though there are only 10,000 Zulu speaking Muslims.

700 BC
The Egyptians develop the first egg incubators 'chicken ovens'

1000 BC
Human excrement, manure, and plant waste are used as fertilizer in Mesopotamia and Egypt. The idea of fertilization subsequently spreads

The cat is domesticated in Egypt

2000 BC
Bananas and tea cultivated in India
The first seed drills are used in Egypt. Seeds are deposited into the plowed furrow by a funnel attached to the back of the plow.

Fowl are domesticated in the Indus valley, probably from Gallus gallus.
Apples begin to be cultivated in the Middle East.
The watermelon is cultivated in Africa.

2400 BC
Honey bee domesticated in Egypt

Viticulture (grape cultivation) is featured in hieroglyphics in Egypt.

2500 BC
Elephants domesticated in India

Cabbage is cultivated in the Middle East

Wheat and barley are cultivated at Mohenjo Daro ( present day Pakistan). Millet, dates, melons, and other fruits and vegetables are also eaten.

3000 BC
Camels domesticated in the Middle East.

Systematic three-year crop rotation is introduced in Mesopotamia.

Rice begins to be cultivated in India.

Irrigation canals begin to be built in Mesopotamia and Egypt.

3600 BC
Agriculture begins in the valley alluvia of the Nile.

The ass, the first draft animal, is domesticated and is in common use in northeast Africa, Egypt, the Mediterranean basin, and both the Near and Far East. They are used as pack animals and are in regular service on caravan routes stretching from eastern Europe and northern Africa to India and China.

4000 BC
Grapes cultivated in present-day Turkestan.

Wheat, barley, peas, dates, and other fruits are grown in the Indus valley. Water buffalo, camels, and cattle are bred for food and as draft animals.
8000 BC
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Cattle domesticated in the Middle East, probably from the wild ox Bos taurus.
Domesticated wheat is grown at Tell Mureybit on the river Euphrates, Syria.
Domesticated barley is grown at Jericho, in the Middle East.
10,000 BC
The goat is domesticated in the Middle East at Asiab (near Iraq)
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Kittygyal
06-02-2007, 09:44 PM
Salamualikum :)
Intresting :)
Ma'assalama :)
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vpb
06-02-2007, 09:46 PM
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as far as I know albanians were the first ones to build a mosque in USA.
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Kittygyal
06-02-2007, 09:48 PM
Originally Posted by vpb
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as far as I know albanians were the first ones to build a mosque in USA.
Salamualikum
You forgot to smile as it says smile Lol
Ma'assalama
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06-02-2007, 09:54 PM
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wow..Mashallah cool facts :)
Jazakallah Khair for sharing
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06-02-2007, 09:57 PM
Salamualikum
You forgot to smile as it says simle Lol
Ma'assalama
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Al_Imaan
06-02-2007, 09:57 PM
cool....thanx for sharing
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ABWAN
06-03-2007, 08:48 AM
As far as the muslims in america is concerned, here is one interesting read. I think I actually read this piece in whyislam website. But i couldnt find this in their site anymore. A quick google search gave me this:

In the Name of Allah, most Compassionate, most Merciful
Mahir Abdal-Razzaaq El


My name is Mahir Abdal-Razzaaq El and I am a Cherokee Blackfoot American Indian who is Muslim. I am known as Eagle Sun Walker. I serve as a Pipe Carrier Warrior for the Northeastern Band of Cherokee Indians in New York City.

There are other Muslims in our group. For the most part, not many people are aware of the Native American contact with Islam that began over one thousand years ago by some of the early Muslim travelers who visited us. Some of these Muslim travelers ended up living among our people.

For most Muslims and non-Muslims of today, this type of information is unknown and has never been mentioned in any of the history books. There are many documents, treaties, legislation and resolutions that were passed between 1600s and 1800s that show that Muslims were in fact here and were very active in the comunities in which they lived. Treaties such as Peace and Friendship that was signed on the Delaware River in the year 1787 bear the signatures of Abdel-Khak and Muhammad Ibn Abdullah. This treaty detailes our continued right to exist as a community in the areas of commerce, maritime shipping, current form of government at that time which was in accordance with Islam. According to a federal court case from the Continental Congress, we help put the breath of life in to the newly framed constitution. All of the documents are presently in the National Archives as well as the Library of Congress.
If you have access to records in the state of South Carolina, read the Moors Sundry Act of 1790. In a future article, Inshallah,
I will go in to more details about the various tribes, their languages; in which some are influenced by Arabic, Persian, Hebrew words. Almost all of the tribes vocabulary include the word Allah. The traditional dress code for Indian women includes the kimah and long dresses. For men, standard fare is turbans and long tops that come down to the knees. If you were to look at any of the old books on Cherokee clothing up until the time of 1832, you will see the men wearing turbans and the women wearing long head coverings. The last Cherokee chief who had a Muslim name was Ramadhan Ibn Wati of the Cherokees in 1866.

Cities across the United States and Canada bear names that are of Indian and Islamic derivation. Have you ever wondered what the name Tallahassee means? It means that He Allah will deliver you sometime in the future.

(Copyrights Message Magazine as long as proper acknowledgement has been stated, it can be reproduced)
Source:- http://www.geocities.com/embracing_i...azzaaq_el.html
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Periwinkle18
06-03-2007, 09:11 AM
Wow this is so interesting
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06-05-2007, 07:02 PM
Interesting....
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