BATHING SOAP

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The first Muslim soap bars were made in Aleppo from olive oil, sodium hydroxide and the fragrance of bay laurel. The city of Aleppo had been a Greek Christian city prior to its conquest by Muslims, and this was a traditional ancient Greek formula for bathing soap.
Muslims copied from the Byzantines the practice of frequent bathing at public baths.
In addition, Sunni Muslims washed their feet, arms and face before each of the 5 daily prayers.
Muslims spread the use of bathing soap to western Europe.
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MUSLIM COFFEE BREWING

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The first known coffee brewing was at the court of Sadaddin II, who was a 9th century Muslim sultan in southern Ethiopia.
A Sufi shaikh of the Shadhiliyya order was given coffee to drink at the court of Sadaddin II, and spread coffee brewing to Sufi monasteries in Yemen.
Coffee was brought to England by the Ottoman Turks in the 1600’s.
Coffee was brought to Vienna and the German states when the Ottoman Turks failed to conquer the city of Vienna, and Christians looted the coffee bean supply of the defeated Turkish army.
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SHERBET

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Adding flavoring to ice may have been independently invented in several regions of the world. It was popularized by a 12th century Muslim who founded the Mughal Empire of what is now India.
In most of the world, sherbet is a flavored ice or chilled flavored water or a flavored powder to add to water.
In the United States, sherbert is a frozen dessert made from water, sugar, fruit flavoring and milk or cream. The word sorbet is of Persian origin,
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LIPSTICK, UNDERARM DEODORANT AND BLACK HAIR DYE

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Muslimheritage.com falsely implies that the physician al-Zahrawi (936-1013) invented lipstick, underarm deodorant and black hair dye.
Actually, lipstick was used by the Sumerians 5000 years ago, and lipstick was used by both men and women in ancient Egypt.
The ancient Egyptians applied perfume under their arms.
Black hair dye was brought from India by Alexander the Great.
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HENNA

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The “1001 Inventions: Muslim Hermitage in Our World” book falsely implies that using henna was a Muslim discovery.
Actually, henna had been used in pre-Islamic times in ancient Egypt and in many Asian countries.
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