Topic: History of Islam

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

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

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