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Did You Know? - With Sister Nazzie

Did You Know? - With Sister Nazzie

By Mahnaz Pater-Rov
Learn interesting facts about Islam and Muslims. From contributions of famous Muslims in history to just plain interesting facts about Islam in America, this podcast will have your jaw dropping with small tidbits of information that are designed to help young Muslims in America develop a pride in their identity. This podcast is produced by Sprouting Education, an educational consulting company with a goal to find new ways to motivate and promote innovations in Islamic education.
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D.Y.K. 37 Muslims are victims of terrorism too?
Muslim Americans serve their country every day.  They are police and military soldiers.  
September 11, 2021
D.Y.K. 35 A Muslim Woman Competed in Beauty Pageants?
Did you know a Muslim woman competed in Beauty Pageants? She changed the way Americans looked at hijab and pushed the limits of the fashion industry until the fashion industry pushed the limits of her Islamic lifestyle. 
August 22, 2021
D.Y.K. 34 Spoken Word
This poem summarizes the many stories told on this podcast.  It gives voice to the American Muslim and our rightful place in American history retold. MY country tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, of Thee I sing. 
August 19, 2021
D.Y.K. 33 The First Hillbillies were Likely Muslims?
Did you know that the first hillbillies were likely Muslims? Sir Francis Drake marooned over 200 Moorish slaves that he had captured from the Spanish, on the Island of Roanoke.  The Colonist disappeared and so did the Moorish slaves - likely into the hills to become the first Melungeons, also known later has hillbillies. 
August 19, 2021
D.Y.K. 27 That Muslims Brought Elephants to America?
Muslims not only discovered America, but also explored it way before Columbus did.  They brought 2000 ships, elephants, and all kinds of supplies. 
August 17, 2021
D.Y.K. 32 One of the World's Greatest Islamic Calligraphers is an American?
Did you know that one of the world's greatest calligraphers is an American? Mohamed Zakariya became a Muslim in 1961 when he was only 19 years old after he traveled to Morocco to learn more about calligraphy. He's best known as the artist of the Eid Stamps.
July 21, 2021
D.Y.K. 31 US Lawyers Regard Islam as a Source of Law?
Did you know that US Lawyers regard Islam as one of the greatest sources of law.  Symbols of this can be found in several American law institutions such as Harvard Law School, the Supreme Court, and at one time, the Manhattan Appellate Court. 
July 19, 2021
D.Y.K. 30 - a Mulsim discovered gravity?
Contrary to popular belief, Roger Bacon and Sir Isaac Newton were not the first to discover Gravity.  Al-Khazini discovered theories of gravity many years before these Western scholars. 
July 11, 2021
D.Y.K. 29 A Muslim was Inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?
Did you Know Yusuf Islam was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2014?  
July 07, 2021
D.Y.K. 28 That the Father of Modern Chemistry was a Muslim?
Jabir Ibn Hayyan, also known in the West as Geber, was able to establish modern chemistry out of the study of alchemy by systematically observing and measuring various chemicals and organic materials. 
July 01, 2021
D.Y.K. 26 - The First Person to Sight Land From Columbus' Ships Converted to Islam?
Did you know that the first person to sight land from Columbus' ships converted to Islam.  His name was Rodrigo De Triana.
June 02, 2021
D.Y.K. 25 - White House Iftar
Did you you know that Thomas Jefferson hosted an iftar in the White House in 1805?
June 01, 2021
D.Y.K. 24 - The Hypothetical Muslim President
Did you know that the US Bill of Rights was a result of the debate over the hypothetical Muslim President?
January 23, 2021
D.Y.K. 23 That A Muslim Created the R&B Music Industry in the US?
Did you know that a Muslim created the R&B music industry in the US?
January 17, 2021
D.Y.K. 22 - Windmills
Did you know that early Muslims have been using renewable energy since the time of the Khalifadun Rashudah?
January 09, 2021
D.Y.K. 21 - That A US Senator Used Islam to Argue Against Slavery?
Did you know that Senator Charles Sumner Used Islamic principles to argue against slavery?
January 06, 2021
D.Y.K. 20 - USA's First Ally
Did you know that America's first ally was Morocco?
January 02, 2021
D.Y.K. 19 - Pirate Life
Did you know that many of the characters in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean were Muslims?
January 01, 2021
D.Y.K. 18 - Most Widely Read Poet
Did you know that the most widely read poet in the US is a Muslim?
January 01, 2021
D.Y.K. 17 - First Halal Restaurant
Did you know that the first Halal restaurant was in Sheridan, Wyoming?
December 30, 2020
D.Y.K. 16 - Thomas Jefferson
Did you know that many of our Founding Fathers did not believe in or at least doubted that Jesus is the son of God?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 15 - Statue of Liberty
Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was originally designed to be a Muslim woman?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 14 - Brooklyn NY
Did you know that the first settler of Brooklyn, NY was a Muslim?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 13 - Bilali Muhammad
Did you know that the first Muslim American Scholar was also a hero of the War of 1812?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 12 - Vaccines
Did you know that Muslims contributed to vaccine development from smallpox to coronavirus?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 11 - New Mexico
Did you know that New Mexico was discovered by a Muslim?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 10 - Beetlejuice
Did you know that over 200 of the brightest stars have Arabic names and were named by Muslims?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 9 - Towns named Mecca
Did you that there are 7 towns in the USA named Mecca?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 8 - Diversity
Did you know that Islam the most diverse religion in America?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 7 - Washington Irving
Did you know that Irving, TX has an Islamic connection?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 6 - University of Alabama
Did you know that the University of Alabama saved the Qur'an?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 5 - Benjamin Franklin
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin quoted Sirah at a time when no copy of the Sirah was available in print in English?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 4 - California
Did you know that California was named after a Muslim?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 3 - Astrolabe
Did you know that Muslims used hand held computers in the Middle Ages?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 2 - Mansa Musa
Did you know that the richest person that ever lived was a Muslim?
December 27, 2020
D.Y.K. 1 - KashKash Ibn Saeed
Did you know that Muslims discovered America long before Columbus even bumped into it?
December 27, 2020