Fitzroy Morrissey

Folio from the "Blue Qur'an", Mid-9th – Mid-10th century. This folio comes from a multivolume Qur'an with indigo pages and silver verse markers that was probably copied in North Africa. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The 17th and 18th century European scholars who pioneered the study of Arabic and Islam as an academic discipline. 

The al-Azhar mosque, Cairo, built during the Fatimid Caliphate during the 10th century.

A case for the study of Islam’s ‘other’ history.

Quaranic inscriptions on the dome of the mausoleum of the 13th-century Persian mystic Jalal al-Din Muhammad al-Rumi, Konya, central Anatolia.

An introduction to Sufism, the mystical-ascetical movement within Islam, whose followers have often been the target of ISIS jihadis.