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THE WORLD’S FIRST WRITTEN CONSTITUTION The Covenant of Medina

After his migration to Medina, Prophet Muhammad established a nation of equals based on the brotherhood between the Muslims in Medina and those from Makkah regardless of wealth or social status. The Muslims of Medina, known as ansars (helpers), shared their wealth and homes with the immigrants from Makkah, who left their homes and possessions […]

Women’s Rights

At the time of its establishment, Islam constituted a truly progressive force regarding women’s rights, including ending the practice of female infanticide. Many of the rights granted to women in Islam were not granted to Western women until the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For example, only with the adoption of the Married Women’s […]

Harar

Harar city, capital of Harar region in the eastern central Ethiopia, is considered as a blessed city by the Muslims of Ethiopia, and within its walls are no less than 90 mosques. The city was founded in the 12th century CE. In 1520, it was captured by Ahmed Gragn (the left-handed) who from Harar conquered […]

THE EMPIRES AND DYNASTIES

THE UMAYYAD CALIPHATE (Syria) – CE661-750 Muawaiyah bin Abu Sufiyan founded the Umayyad caliphate in CE661 after the short-lived Caliphate of Hasan, the Prophet’s grandson. He was the governor of Syria under the third Caliph Othman. The Umayyads ruled for 92 years from their capital Damascus until the reign of Marwan bin Muhammad in CE750. […]

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