Fun Fact: The Interesting Thing In This Islamic Encyclopedia

The Paradise of Wisdom is the earliest medical encyclopedia originating in the Muslim world. While abortion is typically considered wrong in Islamic circles, this book describes a stone that can cause an abortion.

(Not So) Fun Fact: 1973 Oil Crisis

For supporting Israel, Saudi Arabia and many Islamic nations with oil stopped selling gasoline to the countries that sided with Israel. Gas prices in America went up 300% and there were shortages.

Fun Fact: King Ferdinand’s Muslim Mistress

When King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ousted the Muslims from Spain, Ferdinand kept Muhammad XII’s daughter Aixa as one of his many lovers. She did convert to Catholicism and they had a son who became a knight.

Fun Fact: Islamic Year System

Like how Christians based their year system off the birth of Jesus Christ, Muslims have one that starts with the founding of the first Islamic community by the Prophet Muhammad himself. 2022 is 1444¬†AH in the Hijri calendar, and AH is Latin for Anno Hegirae, “in the year of the Hijrah.”