The early life of the Prophet before his prophet-hood and a glimpse of his mission in Mecca.
The Hijrah, or migration, of the Muslims to Medina, and highlights of the challenges from the early days of the Prophet’s residence there.
The latter part of the Prophets residence in Medina, from the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, the Conquest of Mecca, to his death.
The Caliphate, or succession, of Abu Bakr and Umar, two of the most prominent of the companions of the Prophet, the spread of Islam and Islamic foreign policy in regards to the inhabitants of subjugated lands.
The election, governance, and character of the third Caliph of Islam.
Even war and occupation cannot erase Baghdad’s legacy of literacy.
The first revealed word of the Quran began a legacy of literacy and education for all.
Education in early Islamic history.
Growth rates and projections.
The global Muslim experience.
Transcribed from a sermon delivered by Muhammad Alshareef at the American University in Washington DC which was attended by Muslims and non-Muslims. Part 1: The struggle early Muslims went through in rejecting false deities and worshipping the One true God.
Transcribed from a sermon delivered at the American University in Washington DC which was attended by Muslims and non-Muslims. Part 2: The harassment and persecution Prophet Muhammad endured to teach humanity that nothing deserves worship except God!
A brief look at the evidence suggesting that many Muslims were amongst the millions of slaves sent to North America.
A discussion of how documents recently found and translated provide clues to the identity and background of American slaves.
How Islam spread from Arabia, along the Silk Routes into China and Far East Asia.
How Islam spread into sub-Saharan region of West Africa, and the great civilizations it established there, taking its inhabitants out of paganism to the worship of One God. Part 1: Islam reaches West Africa, and a history of the Islamic Empire of Ghana.
How Islam spread into sub-Saharan region of West Africa, and the great civilizations it established there, taking its inhabitants out of paganism to the worship of One God. Part 2: A history of the empires of Mali and Songhay.
How Islam spread into sub-Saharan region of West Africa, and the great civilizations it established there, taking its inhabitants out of paganism to the worship of One God. Part 3: A brief history of the Islamic Empires of Kanem-Bornu and Hausa-Fulani Land.
An account of how and when Islam first entered China.
The spread of Islam in China upon its arrival, and a glimpse of the various mosques built in that era.
With the arrival of the Muslims in Spain, the once arid and illiterate land became the capital of European scholarship and agriculture, where people of all faiths were granted security under Muslim rule.
A brief introduction to the man known as the fifth rightly guided Caliph.
The reforms continue but Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz faces assassination.
The five republics of Central Asia, and their historical connection to Islam.
The Russian Revolution changed the face of Islam in Central Asia, but when the USSR fell, Islam emerged, relatively unscathed.
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