Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

The journey of Islam in maps

Posted by

The Jakarta Post:

Cartography Exhibition Illustrates the Expansion of Islam in Indonesia

University students wearing headscarves knitted their eyebrows in concentration last week in Jakarta as they listened to an explanation of combat tactics used by the Prophet Muhammad in his battles during the early days of Islam.

But the person giving the explanations sported neither a headscarf nor a turban or beard. He was dressed in the typical Western attire of shirt and slacks, speaking English with a heavy Italian accent.

 Despite a moment of seemingly hesitant silence after he finished his lecture, questions and discussions got livelier as cartographer Giovanni de Agostini, Jr. took the students and other participants that day to see the maps he had brought with him to Jakarta for the exhibition “History of Islam” at the National Museum.

Several followed him as he took them on a tour to explain the stories contained in the maps.

The Muslim population of the world map by percentage of each country, according to the Pew Forum 2009 report on world Muslim populations.

Read more

Posted by on June 20, 2012. Filed under Asia,History,Indonesia,Islam,Religion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

5 Responses to The journey of Islam in maps

  1. Pingback: Africa’s Quint-Border Region: The World’s Most Under-Reported Terror Hot Spot — 1389 Blog - Counterjihad!

  2. danie19

    January 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    i think the map is wrong. it should be the spread by trade has reached the whole island of borneo,celebes and the northern mollucas.

  3. Amtul Q Farhat

    January 30, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Thanks, you are right. Islam has spread farther. I have added the Muslim population of the world map by percentage of each country, according to the Pew Forum 2009 report on world Muslim populations.

  4. Caroline

    March 9, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I am blown away by just how comprehensive this post is; it’s really accurate ! The last 7 web sites I have been to look like autospun trash and there was not even a understandable sentence. Finally some material I’m able to use!
    Thanks a bunch!

  5. Amtul Q Farhat

    March 9, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Thanks Caroline, I am glad you found this useful.