Topic: History of Islam

Shia Muslims protest in Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Lahore on 22 January 2014 which killed 24 Shia pilgrims (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sunni-Shia tension

Islam versus Islam

Phases of the moon – Illustrations by Abu Rayhan al-Biruni (scanned from: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1976) Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study, World of Islam Festival Publishing Company)

Science and research in the Islamic world

Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom

Muslim reads the Koran (photo: Reuters/J. Roberts)

Islam′s non-violent tradition

Neglected heritage

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

A Muslim in Sanaa reads the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Reforming Islam

Islam′s path to modernity

Dr Thomas Asbridge (source: BBC.co.uk)

"The Crusades: Holy War"

Calligraphy at the Alhambra, Granada (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Spain and Ibn Arabi′s heritage

The great master of Murcia

Author Navid Kermani on 15.09.2014 at a reading in a Koblenz bookshop (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Frey)

Navid Kermani on Christianity

The awe of a loving unbeliever

The author Hamed Abdel-Samad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Hamed Abdel-Samads Buch "Mohamed: Eine Abrechnung"

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From critique of Islam to post-Salafism

Cover of "The Kindness of Enemies" by Leila Aboulela (source: Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Book review: "The Kindness of Enemies" by Leila Aboulela

Crises of identity and loyalty from Scotland to the Caucasus

Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: Michael Muhammad Knight)

Book review: "Why I Am A Salafi" by Michael Muhammad Knight

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An in-depth exploration of Islam

Tariq Ali (photo: picture-alliance/Efigie-Leemage)

Book review: "The Islam Quintet" by Tariq Ali

A wonderful reminder of Islam's contribution to world culture

Bombardment of the Qahira fortress in Taiz (photo: AP)

The destruction of Yemen's cultural heritage

Treasures of humanity under threat

Still from a Moroccan television show in which Abdallah Laroui made an appearance

The Moroccan thinker Abdallah Laroui

A modernist who defends theocracy

Turkish National Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz (front) lays flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers, Gallipoli, 25 April 2014 (photo: imago/Xinhua)

The AKP's version of Turkish history

Contrasting interpretations of Gallipoli

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