The discovery of the ancient mosque of Islam Changed History

KHARTOUM (Sound of Media New) - A recent discovery about the mosque in the north of Sudan may be evidence of the establishment of the first mosque in Africa and the rapidly changing views about the history of Islam in the world.

"Several months ago a teacher from the school in Khartoum visit to attend a wedding Nawa. There, he heard the news about an ancient mosque, then decided to take pictures and write articles about the mosque was in the newspaper ', Dr. Hasan Al-Shaiqi, a professor of Islam at the International University of Africa in Khartoum, said on IOL.
"I contacted and went to the Nawa order to conduct investigations." When he had been in place, Al-Shiqi, who wrote extensively about the Companions of the Prophet SAW and tabis Africa (followers of the Companions), witnessed the ruins of a stone with Arabic inscriptions engraved at one side: "May Allah forgive Yazid ibn Abi Habib ".

Yazid ibn Abi Habib's story, a Nubian tabis and an expert who lived in Egypt at the two-Hijri, has been the subject of Al-Shiqi study for more than ten years.

"I'm looking for materials about the Companions of Africa when I learned about Yazid, a Nubian tabis from Northern Sudan. He is the subject of my thesis which was later published in book form."

He explains, ibn Abi Habib, the son of a Nubian prisoner of war who were brought from Dongola to Egypt.

Ibn Abi Al-Habib grew up in Fostat (old Cairo) as mawla (slave), but he was freed because of his prowess in studying the Islamic sciences, especially the Hadith (the sayings and behavior of the Prophet SAW.

"Most of his life was spent under the rule of Caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz, where he was appointed mufti of Egypt", he continued.

Caliph 'Umar ordered to collect and record the hadith.

'Yazid was instrumental in the gathering of about 500 Hadith ".

Al-Shaiqi also explains the fact of some students ibn Abi Habib, including Al-Layth ibn Sa'd, who was also known as an expert from Egypt.

An expert from the Central Asian Hadith, Bukhari and Muslim, he is also a disciple of the famous.

In place of the mosque, Al-Shaiqi find some similarities with another mosque nearby.

"Judging from the shape and construction, much like Masjid mosque of Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh in Dongola long time."

Ibn Sarh, was a prominent Islamic leader who tried to conquer Nubia (northern Sudan and the Central and Southern Egypt at this time) in the eighth century AD, where there was fierce fighting and finally ended with a peace agreement with the Nubian population.

The agreement, known as Baqt, uniting Egypt and Nubia during the six centuries, and allowed the construction of the mosque in the capital of Nubia, Dongolia, for the Musyafir.

While recent discoveries open the mosque to do with Yazid, but still needs more research and digging, "said Al-Shiqi.

Dr. Hassan Husein of Corporate National Museum Artifacts and approve it.

"Further research on the mosque was to be done immediately," he told IOL.

Hussein complained of Islamic monuments in the Sudan do not receive the attention and care, but he hoped the discovery could change it.

"I hope that this discovery may result in more searches and support."

Al-Shiqi hope the discovery could change the view of some communities to the history of Islam in Nubia.

"The mosque may be able to prove that Yazid and other Egyptian Nubian society back to the ancestral land to spread Islam to their families."

A history expert evidence, Hassan Maki think the discovery may revolutionize public opinion on how the Nubian Islamic meyebar.

While most historians argue that Islam entered into Nubia in the 14th century AD marked the collapse of the empire Dongolia, the invention is expected to provide additional information.

"This could mean that the roots of Islam in the area are very old, around the first or second century Hijri (seventh or eighth century AD)


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