Topic: History of Islam

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

An Islamic preacher reading the Koran (photo: dpa)

Islam and religious freedom

Coercion leads to hypocrisy

Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel/DW)

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals

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For Islam and democracy

Hassan Hanafi at a conference on reformist Islam in Marrakech (photo: DW)

Interview with Egyptian philosopher Hassan Hanafi

From Velvet Spring to military despotism

Damage to the Grand Mosque in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Syria's cultural heritage under threat

"Virtually nothing is left"

Demonstration against "Daesh" (Islamic State) in Kabul (photo: Hambastagi)

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

Kaiser Wilhelm II on a state visit to the Ottoman Empire in 1917 (photo: picture-alliance/Akg-images)

Germans and Ottomans in the First World War

A partnership of privilege

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth (photo: private)

Interview with Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth

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"We urgently need reform within Islam"

Portrait of the last Ottoman Caliph, Abdulmecid II. Photo: Library of Congress

History of the Caliphate

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We are all caliphs!

ISIS using a bulldozer to destroy Sunni sites in Tal Afar. Photo: justpaste.it/atrah

ISIS' cultural vandalism

A trail of destruction

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