Topic: Sunni Muslims | Sunni Islam

Abbasid Caliph Al-Qadir bestowing a richly decorated robe of honour on Mahmud of Ghazni in 1000 (miniature from Rashid al-Din’s "Jami' al-tawarikh", via Wikimedia Commons)

Ethnicity in the Muslim caliphates

To be a son of Quraish

Protests in New York against U.S. airstrikes in Syria on 7 April 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

War in Syria

Ending America′s disastrous role

Muslim reads from the Koran (photo: picture-alliance/ANP/R. Koole)

Islamist ideology debunked

Getting past the abuse

Extract from the film "Sheikh Jackson" (source: YouTube)

Film review: ″Sheikh Jackson″

Pop go the faithful

Supporters of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) demonstrate against Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama, accused of blasphemy, November 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Islam in Indonesia

The agents of change

Fight to capture the last IS position in Sirte, Libya (photo: Reuters/I. Zitouny)

Breaking the Middle East′s cycle of terror

The two-pronged strategy

Ataturk flag above Taksim Square in Istanbul (photo: Reuters)

Criticising Erdogan

Don't romanticise the Kemalist legacy!

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visiting the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani on 24.07.2017 in Doha (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

Turkey and the Gulf states

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Sticking his neck out for Qatar

Celebrating victory against IS in Mosul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP/K. Kadim)

Middle East

Ending Iraq′s humanitarian crisis: Trust the people

Hajar Chenarani is one of 14 women to take up a seat in the Iranian parliament in 2017 (source: Hajar

Iran and Saudi Arabia

Chalk and cheese

View of the Makki Mosque roof. In the foreground a student from the Jamiah Darul Uloom University is seen using his mobile. In the background is one of the minarets which the authorities recently had shortened (photo: Philipp Breu)

Sunnis in Iran

The Zahedan network

Typical Shia turbans (photo: FARS)

The Sunni-Shia debate

For clarity′s sake

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Qatar′s political isolation

The latest scapegoat

Hassan Nasrallah′s tattoo in Beirut (photo: Marwan Tahtah/DW)

Tattoo trends from Beirut to Baghdad

In the spirit of rebellion

National flags of Iran and Saudi Arabia (source: DW)

Iranian-Saudi relations

For better, for worse

Islam, people and power: The Sunni traditionalists