... Prince Among Slaves chronicles Abdul Rahman’s capture at the hands of a warring tribe, sale to English slave traders, transport to America, and 40 years of enslavement; Abdul Rahman’s plight, as Mos Def’s narration explains, would eventually gain the attention of Secretary of State Henry Clay and President John Quincy Adams, who ordered his freedom.
Washington City Paper
Members of each faith lived in communities that were often separate yet intertwined. Jewish, Muslim and Christian courts enforced separate laws. But Jewish merchants plied their trade to Christians and Muslims – and vice versa. A Muslim ruler appointed a Jewish scholar to head his army. Christian rulers from Europe sent their finest scholars to study in Al-Andalus. [Cities of Light]