By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
In actuality he was lost and bumped into the Americas on his way to India. We should not celebrate “Columbus Day” as a time of discovery but a day of mourning over the millions of indigenous people who died during the subsequent conquest. May Almighty Allah, the Creator, the Great Spirit bring peace and justice back to the land and cure the mental and physical wounds of the oppressed people!
Although Christians and Jews lived under restrictions, for much of the time the three groups managed to get along together, and to some extent, to benefit from the presence of each other.
It brought a degree of civilisation to Europe that matched the heights of the Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance.