Bows of Fire

ARCHERY IS an art practised by the Sahaaba (radhiallahu anhum) as well as all nations prior to the introduction of the gun.

It was an important and essential part of the make-up of any army and the Muslims excelled in that as well.

Ottoman Sultan Selim shot an arrow 888 metres in front of reliable witnesses in 1798, a record which stood for nearly two centuries.

This record was broken only in 1979 by an American who shot one 1410.87 metres.

Muslims set the pace for the rest of the world in all fields.