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  1. A History of Islam: The Second Largest Religion in Today’s World Began With a Divine Revelation

    The word ‘Islam’ means ‘submission or surrender to the will of God’. Islam is one of the major world religions, and with over 1 billion adherents, ... religion in the world today. The word ‘Islam’ means ‘submission or surrender to the will of God’. Islam is one ...

    dhwty - 23/01/2019 - 22:55

  2. Ibn Battuta—The Marco Polo of Dar-al-Islam

    ... his lifetime, he would travel almost the entire Dar al-Islam, that is, the abode of Islam or the Islamic world. Ibn Battuta traveling by camel. ( ...

    Caleb Strom - 15/01/2019 - 17:23

  3. The Life of the Prophet Muhammad: Spreading Islam from Mecca to Medina

    The Prophet Muhammad is often called the founder of Islam, but he is also something of a mystery because there is little concrete ... The Prophet Muhammad is often called the founder of Islam, but he is also something of a mystery because there is little concrete ...

    dhwty - 20/02/2019 - 14:00

  4. Archaeologists from Mainz reveal new findings on the history of the early-Islamic caliphate palace Khirbat al-Minya

    Archaeologists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) started excavations in September 2016 at Khirbat al-Minya, an early-Islamic caliphate palace on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Led by PD Dr. Hans-Peter Kuhnen of the Department of Ancient Studies at JGU, the team is hoping to find out how the site looked before the palace was built and whether the building was used for different purposes after the catastrophic earthquake of 749 AD.

    ancient-origins - 23/10/2016 - 01:06

  5. Understanding the Crusades from an Islamic Perspective

    ... East and West. The mightiest battle between Christianity and Islam; a holy war in the name of religion. For the first time, the story of the ... in the continuous clash between two civilizations: East/Islam and West/Christianity. The al-Jazeera documentary was ...

    ancient-origins - 22/07/2018 - 18:59

  6. Erasing History: Why Islamic State is Blowing Up Ancient Artifacts

    ... colour photographs in Dabiq. In the French edition, Dar-al-Islam, the text states: Baal is a false divinity for which people ...

    ancient-origins - 10/06/2017 - 14:02

  7. Adapting Buddhism: Ancient Disciples of Siddhartha Gautama in Afghanistan and Iran

    ... according to legend, many Buddhist monks converted to Islam including the abbot of the monastery. Nonetheless, Buddhism persisted in ... in charge of a fire temple in Balkh before converting to Islam. Later scholarship has shown that the Barmakids actually descended from ...

    Caleb Strom - 19/05/2018 - 13:54

  8. Can Different Religions Peacefully Share a Sacred Site? A Temple Mount Tragedy

    ... western religious traditions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. While Christianity has Rome, Constantinople, and Jerusalem vying for spiritual “seniority;” and Islam has Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem; Judaism has Jerusalem, and Jerusalem, ...

    Dr. Steven L. Derfler - 04/03/2017 - 22:52

  9. Why the Crusades Were Not a ‘Clash of Civilizations’

    ... two diametrically opposed religions: Christianity and Islam – a clash of civilizations. This is a widely-held judgement – but is ... two diametrically opposed religions: Christianity and Islam – a clash of civilizations. This is a widely-held judgement – but is ...

    ancient-origins - 17/11/2017 - 01:58

  10. Researchers Discover ‘Allah’ Inscribed in Vikings Burial Costumes

    ... Does that indicate that some Vikings had converted to Islam? Researchers from Sweden have discovered that Vikings had ... Does that indicate that some Vikings had converted to Islam? Swedish Archaeologist Noticed the words “Allah” and “Ali” on ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 12/10/2017 - 22:36

  11. The Rarely Told Story of Pre-Colonial Philippines

    ... influenced by spiritual traditions from indigenous animism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The Earliest Humans in the Philippines In ... of foreign religions from the West, such as Christianity and Islam, the predominant religious system in the Philippine archipelago was a ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/10/2018 - 23:04

  12. Was the First Islamic Siege of Constantinople (674 – 678 AD) a Historical Misnomer?

    In 636 AD, the armies of Islam under the Rashidun Caliphat, defeated the forces of the Byzantine Empire ... Rea / Classical Wisdom In 636 AD, the armies of Islam under the Rashidun Caliphat, defeated the forces of the Byzantine Empire ...

    Cam Rea - 05/03/2018 - 15:38

  13. Ancient Laws and Women’s Rights: The 6000-Year-Old World War Continues

    ... divorce, and inheritance, and The Oxford Dictionary of Islam  states, “the general improvement of the status of Arab women ... regard Āʿisha's legacy as a flag for gender equity in Islam. ( Public Domain ) Muscovite Russia was another patriarchal ...

    ashley cowie - 12/11/2018 - 18:58

  14. The Dome of the Rock: A Magnet Attracting Multiple Religions to a Single Sacred Spot

    ... may have been constructed as a statement of the triumph of Islam. Some have proposed that the grandeur of the Dome was meant to rival the ... Lonely Planet, ...

    dhwty - 13/11/2018 - 18:57

  15. Dating of manuscripts controversially suggests Quran may be older than Prophet Mohammed

    ... These results may cause controversy among scholars as Islam’s Prophet Mohammad—believed to be the historic founder of Islam and “messenger of god” to Muslims— was thought to have been born in ...

    lizleafloor - 01/09/2015 - 21:33

  16. Second Moon Uprising: How Science and Skullduggery Helped an 8th Century Prophet Raise a Revolt

    ... far from the center of Islamic authority, the religion of Islam itself had fragmented and fused with other religions to form a number of ... exotic sects. The most influential of these was Manichaean Islam, a potentially explosive combination with overtures of fanaticism and ...

    Ryszard Antolak - 27/06/2017 - 18:35

  17. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

    We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.

    ancient-origins - 23/01/2016 - 02:28

  18. Who were the Colorful, Powerful, Influential, Educated Women of Ancient Islam?

    ... (1919.) ( Public Domain) In the early history of Islam, from the Prophet Muhammad's first revelations in 610 AD until the ... Colorful, Powerful, Influential, Educated Women of Ancient Islam? ...

    MartiniF - 31/08/2018 - 14:35

  19. Ancient Islamic art decimated in latest Egypt bombings

    Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art—home to more than 100,000 priceless artefacts that comprise one of the world's most important collections of its kind—was significantly damaged in a suicide car bomb attack early Friday morning outside police headquarters across the street.  The blast was the first of four that rocked the Egyptian capital today, reporte

    aprilholloway - 25/01/2014 - 02:22

  20. Archaeologists Discover that Earliest Known Arabic Writing Was Penned by a Christian

    ... AD belong to a Christian context and predates the advent of Islam with 150 years. In December 2015, researchers from a French-Saudi ... manages to unify with the help of the powerful message of Islam However, the Islamic text makes no mention of the numerous Christian ...

    Sam Bostrom - 21/03/2016 - 23:51

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