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Abdullah Hakim Quick - Deeper Roots - Introduction

Abdullah Hakim Quick - Deeper Roots - Introduction

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Published by Arshad Farooqui
Dr. Quick wrote this short treatise more than ten years ago and built upon Van Sertima's "They Came Before Columbus", which was published during the '70s. No doubt Quick's research has inspired the more recent book in this genre titled "1491".

In short, Quick tells us that Muslims long knew that the earth was round rather than flat as the Catholics believed. Before the creation of Spain in 1479, Iberia was mostly Muslim with a noted Jewish community (hence Catholics today holding the first name of "Jesus" when they're supposed to believe in trinity rather than mere prophethood - this is cultural baggage from their Muslim days).

The city of Cordoba was known back then as Qurtabah, and KashKash of Qurtabah had sailed west in 888 and returned with a ship filled with gold - everyone knew this legend even at the time of Columbus. And guess where Columbus studied? That's right - the same place he fathered an illegitimate child - Qurtabah, which was called Cordoba by then.

Columbus, who had also studied at Prince Henry's Navigation School in Portugal, put two and two together and figured out that the legend of KashKash was more than likely true. Columbus figured that KashKash had gone west to India and returned with some of their gold. And everyone during Columbus's time knew that India was richer than all the nations of Europe put together.

So Columbus approached the ruling monarchs of the new country called Spain and made his pitch of getting Indian gold - Muslim Indian gold! And the monarchs, fattened from the gold of the conquered Iberian Muslims, licked their chops at the prospect of stealing Indian Muslim gold and financed his raid. The unfortunate Native Americans were mistaken for gold-rich Indians, and the rest is hidden in "his story".

This is an important book. Yes, European Muslims came to the Mayas and the resulting small pox wiped out their city long before Columbus and the Catholics. KashKash unwittingly had left behind smallpox. For over two centuries no Native American went near the smallpox-contaminated Mayan city. With the rise of the Aztecs, the Native Americans slowly went back to that cursed site. Then Columbus followed by Cortes brought back the smallpox - it was nearly genocide.

This small treatise should sit on one's shelf beside a copy of the Diary of Columbus. Yes, he kept one. And you will shed tears for the innocent American victims of Spanish cruelty.
Dr. Quick wrote this short treatise more than ten years ago and built upon Van Sertima's "They Came Before Columbus", which was published during the '70s. No doubt Quick's research has inspired the more recent book in this genre titled "1491".

In short, Quick tells us that Muslims long knew that the earth was round rather than flat as the Catholics believed. Before the creation of Spain in 1479, Iberia was mostly Muslim with a noted Jewish community (hence Catholics today holding the first name of "Jesus" when they're supposed to believe in trinity rather than mere prophethood - this is cultural baggage from their Muslim days).

The city of Cordoba was known back then as Qurtabah, and KashKash of Qurtabah had sailed west in 888 and returned with a ship filled with gold - everyone knew this legend even at the time of Columbus. And guess where Columbus studied? That's right - the same place he fathered an illegitimate child - Qurtabah, which was called Cordoba by then.

Columbus, who had also studied at Prince Henry's Navigation School in Portugal, put two and two together and figured out that the legend of KashKash was more than likely true. Columbus figured that KashKash had gone west to India and returned with some of their gold. And everyone during Columbus's time knew that India was richer than all the nations of Europe put together.

So Columbus approached the ruling monarchs of the new country called Spain and made his pitch of getting Indian gold - Muslim Indian gold! And the monarchs, fattened from the gold of the conquered Iberian Muslims, licked their chops at the prospect of stealing Indian Muslim gold and financed his raid. The unfortunate Native Americans were mistaken for gold-rich Indians, and the rest is hidden in "his story".

This is an important book. Yes, European Muslims came to the Mayas and the resulting small pox wiped out their city long before Columbus and the Catholics. KashKash unwittingly had left behind smallpox. For over two centuries no Native American went near the smallpox-contaminated Mayan city. With the rise of the Aztecs, the Native Americans slowly went back to that cursed site. Then Columbus followed by Cortes brought back the smallpox - it was nearly genocide.

This small treatise should sit on one's shelf beside a copy of the Diary of Columbus. Yes, he kept one. And you will shed tears for the innocent American victims of Spanish cruelty.

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Publisher: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd; 2nd edition (June 14, 1996) , Paperback: 80 pagesISBN-10: 1897940467, ISBN-13: 978-1897940464,http://www.hakimquick.com/ 
Deeper Roots
Muslims in Americas and the CaribbeanFrom before ColumbusTo the Present
By Abdullah Hakim Quick
INTRODUCTION
For most of the literate world today, the first contact that the Caribbean had with the outside worldwas on October 12, 1492 CE when Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador.Historians then paint a picture of Christian European domination and cultural supremacy. Inactuality, the history of the Americas and its peoples stretches back over twenty-thousand years. Ittells the story of a rich continent with thriving civilizations and talented, organized human beings. Itreveals, to the objective reader, tales of beautiful cities, abundant agriculture, linguistic andphilosophical achievements, high technology, pyramid building, respect for and development of women, highly developed political structures, and extensive migrations.Today, very little mention is made of the presence of Muslims in the Caribbean until the 19thcentury, with the coming of indentured labourers from India, and then in the 20th century, with thearrival of traders from the Middle East. The history of Islam and Muslim people in this region extendsback over one thousand years, predating Columbus’ contact by six centuries. Despite this, Islam hasbeen written out of the history books of the West, or, in some cases, relegated to the position of aprimitive, unsophisticated religion that only motivated its followers to conquer and pillage. Thiswork is an attempt to dispel some of the misconceptions about Islamic history in the Caribbean, andintroduce a body of documentation that may help to put the actual achievements and travels of Muslim explorers, merchants and settlers into proper perspective. In using the name "the Americas”,I will be looking at the Western Hemisphere, especially North and Central America, as one area. Thepresent political boundaries were, of course, in early times, irrelevant, and people were not asdivided along imaginary borders.Caribbean Islamic history is rapidly becoming a topic of critical importance to the indigenous peoplesof this region, and to the younger generation who yearn for a deeper understanding of their "roots"and of their original societies. In order to establish the pattern of Muslim contact with theCaribbean, and give some structure to the historical documentation of this extensive period, I havedivided Muslim contacts into the following four phases: the period of exploration and commerce,the period of slavery, the period of indentured labour and economic migration, and the period of Islamic re-awakening and re-connection with the Muslim world.It is hoped that this humble attempt can serve both as an overview and a foundation for moreextensive research. It is also hoped that the work of those historians, linguists, and archaeologistswho preceded us will not have been in vain, but will serve as an inspiration for young researchersand lovers of truth, and a contribution toward the rewriting of the history of our planet. Above all, Ipray that this work will be a means of gaining the pleasure of Almighty God, Allah, for surely He isSupreme in wisdom and well acquainted with all affairs.

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This the introduction to the book. The book itself can be bought from http://www.simplyislam.com/iteminfo.a...# http://kitaabun.com/shopping3/product...
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