Thailand halal conference expected to attract thousands
First Thailand Halal Assembly to help boost trade, travel with Islamic World poster-halal-assembly-re02Bangkok – An estimated 5,000 delegates are expected to meet in Bangkok between 28 – 30 December for the first “Thailand Halal Assembly 2014″ to be held at the Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld.
Organised jointly by the Halal Science Centre of Chulalongkorn University, the Central Islamic Council of Thailand and Halal Standard Institute of Thailand, the event is designed to help upgrade the standards of halal products and services being made in Thailand to cater to the rapidly growing Islamic market, both within Asia and worldwide. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-Ocha will deliver the opening speech.
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Muslims in the Americas before Columbus
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
Did you know that Muslim explorers and merchants reached the Americas long before Columbus and made an impact on the early civilizations? Did you know that over 30% of the African slaves and political prisoners brought to the Americas in the Atlantic Slave Trade were Muslims? Join me (Sh Abdullah Hakim Quick) at the Islamic Institute of Toronto or online for an exciting new look at Early History “Deeper Roots” A Fall Course, Start date:September 16, 2014 and Ending on December 16, 2014. Day:Tuesdays: Time:7:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more info:www.islamicinstitute.ca.
“Look at this map (on the right) drawn by Piri Reis in 1513 AD. When compared to a modern map of South America (on the left), it is almost the same!!! How did they get this information? What is the real story of Muslims in the “New World”?
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