Topic: History of Islam

Hand-written edition of the Koran in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Anti-Semitism

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There is no tradition of anti-Semitism in Islam

Muslim women read the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Controversial manifesto against "new anti-Semitism" in France

Cutting Suras to suit

"Al-Mushaf wa Qira’atuh", 5 volumes (published by Mominoun Without Borders for Publishing & Distribution/Beirut)

Critical Koran edition "Al-Mushaf wa Qiraʹatuh"

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Explosive potential

Illustration from "The Book of Exposition" (published in 1900)

The Book of Exposition

An archaeology of erotica

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan stands next to Mahatma Gandhi (source: Creative Commons)

Pashtun freedom fighter Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Islam's forgotten "Gandhi"

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

Square coins dating from the Almohad era (source: Raseef 22)

The Islamic reformer Ibn Tumart

The man who changed the course of Islamic history

A woman looks at a map at the exhibition "Jews, Christians and Muslims: Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages, 500–1500" (photo: dpa)

Exhibition: "Jews, Christians and Muslims" in Berlin

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Dispelling myths

Demonstrators burn an Israeli flag in Berlin-Neukölln (photo: imago/snapshot)

Muslim anti-Semitism

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Pointing the finger

Monument of the Muslim philosopher Averroes (photo: Manolo Blanco; source: Flickr)

Averroes' Enlightenment legacy

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An intellectual earthquake

Students protest in front of Azhar University in Cairo on 27.12.2012 (photo: Reuters)

Debating secularism and religion in the Islamic world

No threat to faith

The Orient in flux: in 1798 Napoleon′s troops landed in Egypt and dealt a stunning blow to the Muslim Mamluks (source: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Enlightenment in the Islamic world

Refuting the 'westernisation' narrative

Luther monument in Mohra, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Reformation Day and Islam in Germany

A chorus of convictions

Ebrahim Yazdi during a press conference in Tehran in 2005 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Obituary: dissident Ebrahim Yazdi

An emblematic figure of Iranian politics bows out

Iranians walk past the Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance)

Book review: Henner Fürtig on Iran

Through Realpolitik-tinted glasses

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (photo: scholarblogs.emory.edu/aannaim)

Interview with Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

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"We are in the middle of a transformative process"

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