Category: History

Cordoba

The reasons why Muslim forces invaded and conquered the Iberian peninsula in 711 are still up for debate. The long-established story is that Musa Ibn Nusair, the Governor of North Africa, was responding to a plea made by an oppressed

camel

Many early Muslims were engaged in trade and for this reason they traveled to distant lands in connection with their businesses. Islam reached East and West Africa as well as East Asia and Europe through the travels of Muslim business people.

chinese muslims

Islam is the third largest religion in China, after Buddhism and Christianity respectively with a population roughly estimated to be between 20 – 30 million Muslims. Islam’s initial introduction to China was not an organized effort to spread the religion.