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Thursday, 19 March, 2020 / 24 Rajab 1441 AH


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Ibn Battuta’s Account of The Bubonic Plague (1330 AD)

Ibn Battuta's account is engaging in many ways, but one significant point of interest is the fact that his return trip coincided with the spread of the bubonic plague from Central Asia to the Mediterranean and into Europe and North Africa.

As Ibn Battuta rode through Syria, a terrible disease was descending upon his world. This was the Black Death (or bubonic plague). He first tried to out-run it, but each city he reached was in the middle of a terrible outbreak. In Damascus the death toll was 2,000 people a day! The business of the city had come to a halt. The people begged Allah for the plague to stop.

"The people fasted for three successive days... [Then all the people] assembled in the Great mosque until it was filled to overflowing... and spent the night there in prayers... Then, after performing the dawn prayer..., they all went out [barefoot] together... carrying Korans in their hands. The entire population of the city joined... The Jews went out with their book of the law and the Christians with the Gospel... [all] of them in tears . . . imploring the favour of God through His Books and His Prophets." [Gibb, p. 143-144]

The Black Death had started in the early 1330s, before Ibn Battuta reached China. It began in the grasslands of Central Asia and spread eastward into China and westward across Asia to the Black Sea. The plague was found in rodents like ground squirrels and rats, but it spread to humans through the bite of a flea living on infected rodents.

From the seaports, caravans transmitted the disease throughout Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. Estimates of the death tolls vary between 30% to 50% of the populations. At the other end of Eurasia in China the outbreaks of the plague caused massive death rates and economic chaos and contributed to the collapse of the Mongol (Yuan) Dynasty.





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The earth so unlike a canoe,
if you only but knew.
Sails through space,
leaving not a trace.

Sails by Allahs command.
This of a canoe you cannot demand.

A canoe you are forced to paddle.
The earth you cannot straddle.

The earth makes tawaaf of the sun.
The moon of the earth, not for fun.

Every atom submits
A focus for Allahs glory,
which he permits.

~ Zaki Sema ~


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Choccachino recipe

1 tsp coffee
1 tsp Milo
1 tsp hot chocolate
1 tsp condensed milk
1 cup full cream milk

Mix all ingredients and bring to the boil. Add a few blocks of any chocolate. Perfect for chilly evenings. Sent in by Umme Mohammed Urwah




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