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Guardians of Thrones: When Women Ruled the Muslim World

Guardians of Thrones: When Women Ruled the Muslim World

The ancient East knew women leaders who were successful rulers of kingdoms, yet authority in Islamic history has been exclusively reserved for men. The succession…

The Man Who Changed the Course of Islamic History

The Man Who Changed the Course of Islamic History

A few years after his departure to visit Andalusia and the Islamic Orient, Ibn Tumart found his way back home. The simple young man, who…

Major Sunni Misconceptions About Shi’ites

Major Sunni Misconceptions About Shi’ites

It has been said that ignorance is the fuel of animosity; and perhaps one glance at the modern Middle East confirms the veracity of this…

Beyond Mecca and Medina: A Trip Around Islam’s Holiest Cities

Beyond Mecca and Medina: A Trip Around Islam’s Holiest Cities

Throughout human history, religions have been connected to monuments, sacred sites, and holy symbols. These sacred things can be different from one religion to the…

The Battle of Mosul and the Long History of Persian-Turkish Rivalry

The Battle of Mosul and the Long History of Persian-Turkish Rivalry

On the morning of the 17th of October, the battle for Mosul officially began. Both locally and internationally, there has been a lot of media…