Topic: History of Islam

Johann Gottfried Herder (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Johann Gottfried Herder and the Orient

Faith as silent spirituality

Typical Shia turbans (photo: FARS)

The Sunni-Shia debate

For clarity′s sake

″Pioneering women in the Arab-Islamic History of Education″: Fatima al-Fihri (source: Raseef22)

Women and Arab-Islamic education

The doyennes of learning

Historic illustration of Babur and his successor Humayun (source: Wikipedia)

Homoerotic poetry in Islam

Reeling with desire

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad (photo: private)

The influence of Iran′s religious foundations

Faith and profit enshrined

French author and translator Mathias Enard (photo: AFP)

Book review: Mathias Enard′s ″Boussole″

In love with the Orient

Thousands of demonstrators protested the hanging of Qadri, convicted of assassinating former Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011

Saudi influence in Pakistan

1

A perilous road

Stock secularism image (source: www.ncr.sy)

Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

Trygve Seim Ensemble plays "Rumi Songs" (photo: Knut Bry)

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Musical wanderlust

Shia theologian and philosopher Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari (photo: DW)

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

Historian Bettany Hughes delves into Europe's Islamic heritage

Stock secularism image (source: www.ncr.sy)

Secularism in the Islamic world

Part I – It′s a knotty problem

Muslim student during the gala evening at the Berlin Foreign Ministry in support of the European Studies programme (photo: picture-alliance/Andreas Keuchel)

Islam and feminism

Go forth and create role models!

Pilgrim in Mecca; photo: Ali Mansuri/wikipedia

Peace and justice in Islam

Are we missing something?

Ferhadija Mosque in downtown Banja Luka (photo: DW/D. Maksimovic)

Muslims in Bosnia Herzegovina

Help is at hand

Pro-Taliban supporters calling for a holy war against the US and Pakistan demonstrate outside the Pakistani Embassy in London, 2001 (photo: Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

The scourge of sectarianism

Obstinate mass suicide

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