Zionism’s roots were born from persecution, but in realising its goals it has enacted its own inescapable oppression.
Controversy surrounding the ‘Satanic Verses’ is centuries old.
Muhammad, the World-Changer: An Intimate Portrait by Mohamad Jebara is a balanced rendering of the Prophet Muhammad’s life.
Muslims from Asia who wished to travel to Mecca on the Hajj were exploited by a trade in human cargo that grew with the opening of the Suez Canal.
A case for the study of Islam’s ‘other’ history.
How the slave-warriors of medieval Islam overthrew their masters, defeated the Mongols and the Crusaders and established a dynasty.
An introduction to Sufism, the mystical-ascetical movement within Islam, whose followers have often been the target of ISIS jihadis.
Henri Pirenne transformed the way historians think about the end of the Classical world and the beginning of the Middle Ages.
The chance survival of a ‘postbag’ of letters reveals a lost world of merchants, pilgrims, bankers and scholars.
Embodied in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Sunni-Shia divide is a schism that threatens to tear the Islamic world apart. Though its origins go back to the beginnings of Islam, its present toxicity is a recent development.