Islam Reigns

By Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng

All praise to Him, The Lord of the universe. Peace and salutations upon the last messenger of Allah Ta’la; Nabi Muhammad ﷺ who was sent as a mercy to mankind.

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said,”Hold on tight to archery as this is better for you”. Or he said, “It is the best from your games”. [at-Targheeb wa at-Tarheeb]

Is it a coincidence that nearly every culture on Earth developed the bow and arrow independent of one another?

Every culture mastered marksmanship of using the bow and arrow throughout history from the era of ancient Egypt to the Ottoman empire, Roman empire, Persian empire also Eastern Asia. Even in the middle ages the British were known for their longbows. Existence of archery even predates these civilizations by thousands of years with historical proof and records.

Archery was a high…

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