Topic: History of Islam

Dutch sociologist Ruud Koopmans (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/gbrci)

Non-fiction: Ruud Koopman's "Das verfallene Haus des Islam"

Cherry-picking for a distorted image of Islam

Iranians in Kerman mourn the death of Qassem Soleimani, head of the Revolutionary Guard, killed in a U.S. drone strike, January 2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

The longest duel

Iran and the USA square off

Excerpt from an Iraqi maqama manuscript dating from 1237 (source: University of Victoria/Fine Arts)

The maqamas of Ibn Naqiya in German translation

The picaresque poet from Baghdad

Professor of Islamic Theology James Morris (photo: HakanIST/Wikipedia/Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0))

Interview with James Morris

Ibn Arabi's vision for a fully human global civilisation

Christmas tree in bubble (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Naupold)

A Christmas meditation: What Muslims and Christians share

Moroccan political scientist Hassan Aourid (photo: private)

Interview with the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid

Democracy cannot be stopped

Iraqi women protest in Basra, 7 September 2018 (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Patriarchy and governance

Iraq's token females

Extract from the "Karin" music video (source: YouTube)

"Karin" – an Armenian-Turkish music project

From deportations to duets

Cover of Monika and Udo Tworuschka's book "Der Islam. Feind oder Freund? 38 Thesen gegen eine Hysterie" (source: Kreuz Verlag)

Islam in Germany

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Countering the Islamisation hysteria

Excavation site in Mertola (photo: Marta Vidal)

Uncovering Portugalʹs Islamic roots

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Where Christians pray facing Mecca

The discussion panel hosted by the ZMO with – from left to right – Bekim Agai, Charlotte Wiedemann, Ulrike Freitag, Mamadou Diawara and Claudia Derichs (photo: Anika Bussemeier)

Germanyʹs Islam debate

The need to meet Islam critics head on

(photo: Pascal Mannaerts)

Around the world of Islam

Opening of the African community centre in Jerusalem in 1996 attended by the author (photo: private)

Jerusalemʹs Africans

Alienation and counter-alienation

Sun behind the minarets of Istanbul (photo: dpa)

Book review: Bettany Hughes' "Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities"

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Cementing the Orientalist legacy

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