Our History Has Been Hidden In Plain Sight

The present moment demands that we launch this classic course and, more importantly, that no one gets left behind. That’s why we’ve introduced pay what you can.

Deeper Roots

History Of Islam In The Americas

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American History,
Begins With Muslims.

We have heard it all; this a Judaeo-Christian society, Muslims don’t belong here, Muslims are a new immigrant group. All of that is FALSE.  From contact with the Native Americans before Columbus, to Slavery, to the Civil Rights movement, Muslims have been a part of the very fabric of the American story. It’s about time we learn about Islam’s contributions to the Americas.

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American History,
Begins With Muslims.

We have heard it all; this a Judaeo-Christian society, Muslims don’t belong here, Muslims are a new immigrant group. All of that is FALSE.  From contact with the Native Americans before Columbus, to Slavery, to the Civil Rights movement, Muslims have been a part of the very fabric of the American story. It’s about time we learn about Islam’s contributions to the Americas.

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African History.
Black History.
Islam’s History.

Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick has devoted his life to exploring the history of Islam in the Americas and has taught this course with AlMaghrib Institute over many years,  but this subject is more important now than ever, as an unprecedented movement unfolds around us and conversations about race in the United States reverberate throughout the world, we have to know our history so that we can recognize our present and chart a course for the future.

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This Course Is Not Like Any
Course You’ve Ever Taken Before...

Get ready to challenge things you’ve learned in the school system and to have your world (and your map) turned upside down.

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  • Learn about 9th century navigators and explorers who crossed the Atlantic from Cordoba.
  • Discover inscriptions of African tribes in the Americas before Columbus.
  • Compare indigenous languages and practices to West African Muslims.
  • See how Columbus used Muslim technology, maps, and expertise to cross the Atlantic.
  • Know the names of African slaves who preserved Islam and Quran in their hearts – many of whom were scholars, Imams, and princes.
  • Learn how Muslim Africans resisted slavery and established free societies in the West Indies.
  • Discover the mysterious people of the Appalachians and their ancestral links to Turkey and North Africa.

Student Experiences

Ruqia OsmanHouston

Shaykh Abdullah Quick made a point that most history books are so boring to us because there's no info in there about ourselves (Muslims). That's why this course was so interesting; lots of info on Muslims and we're Muslim. It's good to know our amazing history. Plus, by the end of the seminar you can be sure that your confidence in being Muslim will soar after hearing all the stories of very successful Muslims.

Taleb TayehLondon

Much of today's modern civilisations owe their routes to Islamic civilisations in the Golden Age, at a time when Europe remained in the Dark Ages. Al-Andalus (Spain), Timbuktu in Mali (Africa) and Baghdad in Iraq were great centres of Islamic & worldly knowleddge.

Anne JananAlbuquerque

This was a mind expanding seminar, thank you! Having been taught a "Eurocentric" perspective for most of my life here in the U.S., it was incredible to study and examine how vast the "Afrocentric" and "Islamic - centric" version of history really is, and how different the two perspectives really are. It was a blessing to attend this seminar to learn more about Islamic history and African history from a different perspective. It was rich, vast, and intensely intellectually stimulating.

Nada MahmoudPomona

Alhamdulilah this class was very VERY enriching! Learning about the history in the Americas was especially my favorite part! You really have a sense of 'izza once the class is over. I know feel confident in talking with others about the history of Islam 😀 it's simply amazing to know your roots!

Houda ChentoufLondon

This course really brings to light "You do not know where you are going until you know where you have come from..." Learning about the stance of the Muslims, their achievements beyond any other nation and how beautifully Islam spread was really empowering. By Allah I can truly say I see the world, history and my future in a different light due to this course and this is a course I still to this day recommend to both Muslims and non-Muslims...

F.A.Q.

How is this online course structured?

This is an enriched online program that includes engaging on-demand video modules recorded in a professional studio. The dynamic team of professionals worked tirelessly to deliver an unprecedented online learning experience.

To additionally support your online learning, you will have the opportunity to join the instructor in Live sessions to ask questions and engage in discussions based on the released video modules.

When will I have access to the modules?

When you join today, you will have immediate access to the private member portal where the whole course is waiting for you.

When will the Live sessions be scheduled?

The Live sessions timing will be posted once released inside the portal!

How long do I have to complete the program?

Because this online program is self-paced, it is entirely up to you how long it will take to complete. You have lifetime access to learn and process each module at your own comfort level.

What if I am unable to attend the Live session?

You will be provided a recording of the session so you can catch up without missing any content.

What if I have questions to ask the Instructor but can't attend Live?

Simply submit your questions in the member portal Discussion Board and one of AlMaghrib’s Student Support Staff will ask the question in the Live session on your behalf.

How long will I have access to the online program?

For life! You have Lifetime Access to all the materials released in the member portal.

Is it suitable to watch the class on our smartphone or tablet?

Yes it is! The webpage is compatible with the latest internet browser for iOS and Android.

Will I get class binder?

Yes, you will get the class binder in your email once you register. Disclaimer: Please make sure you are not unsubscribed from AlMaghrib emails in order to receive the binder.

How do I interact with my classmates?

There is a Discussion Area available for students to ask questions and engage in lively discussions with one another, after each Lesson.

Do I have to "Mark Complete" when I've finished watching a video lesson in order to access the next one?

No, the “Mark Complete” feature is added for your own tracking benefit so you can keep record of what you completed.

Access to unreleased modules is automated every week.

Will I be able to ask questions during the bonus sessions?

Of course! Just like any other Live session, you will have the opportunity to ask and interact with the guest lecturer.

What if I am unable to attend the bonus session Live?

Just like any other Live session, you will be provided a recording of the session to review at your own time.

Will the program have an exam like the standard AlMaghrib seminar?

Yes. Once you have completed all the modules, you will be able to take a final exam just like you would a standard AlMaghrib seminar.

Will this program count as credit towards my graduation?

Yes, once you take and pass the exam, this will count as credit towards your Bachelor’s degree graduation.

Are family discounts available?

Yes. Please email us at [email protected] for information on family discounts.

I am having trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?

We’re sorry for the trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.

I have a problem making online payments. What are other payment options you have?

Please email our student support team at [email protected] and they will guide you accordingly.

Is there any financial aid available?

For those who are in need of financial aid, there are flexible payment options available on the check-out page.