Chronology of Islam in America from 1178 to 2011 in PDF format

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Executive Editor:  Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Chronology of Islam in America

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

1178-1799       1800-1899      1900-1999      2000-2002 

  2003      2004       2005      2006     2007     2008    2009    2010    2011

    Muslims explored North America at least 300 years before the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, according to many researchers.

    Dr. Barry Fell, a noted New Zealand archaeologist and linguist of Harvard University showed detailed existing evidence in his work, "Saga America" that Muslims were not only in the Americas before Columbus arrived, but very active there as well.

    Ivan Van Sertima, in his renowned work, "They Came Before Columbus" confirms that there was definitely contact between the ancient and early African people with the Native Americans.

    Columbus logged on October 21st, 1492, that he was sailing past Gibara on the coast of Cuba he saw a mosque.  He also logged that remnants of other masjids have been found in Cuba, Mexico, Texas and Nevada.

    [This chronology is based on books, magazines relating to Muslims in America as well as  media reports. Most of the chronology from 1178 to 1990s is based on the following sources: They Came before Columbus by Ivan van Sertima; Islam in America before Columbus by  Hisham Zoubeir; Islam in Latin America:Timeline of Muslim Exploration of the Americas by Islamic Path and “the glimpses of Muslim life in American history” by Fareed H. Nu'man. Editor]

Islam in America:  1178-1799   1800-1899  1900-1999   2000-2002   2003 2004   
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