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Mohamed Yosri

A researcher who focuses on Islamic history as well as political and sectarian movements. He has published a number of studies and books and has been a regular Raseef22 contributor.

7 Articles by this author

Arabs Obsession with the Unclean Animal Carries on Beyond Methodology

Arabs Obsession with the Unclean Animal Carries on Beyond Methodology

Many creatures were perceived to be either pure or unclean in ancient cultures, which generally incline towards antithetical views on different aspects of life: good…

The Role of Ethnicity in Muslim Caliphates

The Role of Ethnicity in Muslim Caliphates

On 3 March 1924, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk abolished the Ottoman Caliphate, putting an end to one of the most significant political-religious powers in history that…

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…