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A hadith (Arabic plural: ahadith) is a saying, report, account, tradition attributed to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, and his companions. While the Qur’an is the holy book of Islam, hadith literature is second in importance and is recognized as a … Continue reading
Daria Johnson left her cabin on board the Liberia and stepped on deck. Days of high winds, rain and heavy seas had bedeviled the ship and she had been bedridden with seasickness. She thanked the Lord that her husband had … Continue reading
O exalted tree of life for ancestral Africa. Provider of shade During months of hell. Producer for trade Oil, wood to sell. O beauteous tree of life for ancestral Africa. Brilliant crimson hue Root-based dye is made. Magic powders brew … Continue reading
The newly ordained Balderston Baker Brimmer steadied himself on the deck of the brig, Liberia. His eyes were locked on the rough silhouette of Cape Mount rising one thousand feet in the distance. A year ago, in 1829, he had … Continue reading
This year of our Lord 1830 marks the beginning of my new life. I am one of fifty-seven black emigrants sailing from Norfolk, Virginia, to Liberia, in West Africa. We’ve been at sea for over forty days, and since crossing the Tropic of … Continue reading