The site contains a comprehensive narrative of critical moments in Islamic history from the death of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) to the First World War. The following topics have been populated in the Encyclopedia of Islamic History (www.historyofislam.com) as of December 15, 2016.

  1. The Age of Faith
    1. The Death of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)
    2. Omar Ibn al Khattab (r)
    3. The Civil Wars
    4. Muawiya
    5. Karbala
    6. Omar bin Abdul Aziz
    7. The Conquest of Spain
    8. The Conquest of Sindh
    9. The Battle of Tours
    10. The Abbasid Revolution
    11. The Significance of the Hijrah (622 CE)
  2. The Classical Period
    1. Fiqh, the Development of
    2. Harun al Rashid
    3. Philosophy and Science
    4. Al Khwarizmi
    5. Al-Kindi
    6. Al Masudi
    7. Turks, the Emergence of
    8. Manzikert, Battle of
    9. The Assassins
    10. Mahmud of Ghazna
    11. Crusades, the Beginning of
    12. Jerusalem, the Crusades
    13. Salahuddin Ayyubi
    14. Delhi, the Conquest of
    15. Constantinople – the Sack of 1204
    16. Ottoman Empire, origins of
    17. Fatimids in Egypt
    18. Abdur Rahman III of Spain
    19. Murabitun
    20. Cordoba, the Fall of
    21. The Fall of Granada
    22. Islam in Persia
    23. Islam in Africa
    24. Mansa Musa
    25. Askiya Muhammed
    26. Maulana Rumi
    27. Imam Ja’afar as Sadiq
    28. Imam Abu Haneefa
    29. The African, and Muslim, Discovery of America – Before Columbus
    30. Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Father of Optics
  3. The Post Mongol Period
    1. Women Sovereigns in Islam
    2. Razia, Sultana of Delhi
    3. Shajarat al Durr, Queen of Egypt
    4. Genghiz Khan
    5. The Fall of Baghdad
    6. The Battle of Ayn Jalut
    7. Ghazan the Great
    8. Spiritual Renewal in Post Mongol Islamic World
    9. The Sufis of India and Pakistan
    10. Ibn Batuta
    11. Timur of Samarqand
    12. The Battle of Ankara
    13. Islam in Indonesia
    14. Malaysia, Introduction of Islam into
    15. Constantinople, the Conquest of
  4. The Land Empires of Asia
    1. The Emergence of the Safavids
    2. The Battle of Chaldiran
    3. The Caliphate moves to Istanbul
    4. Babur in Delhi
    5. Akbar, the Great Moghul
    6. Lepanto, the Battle of
    7. Vienna, the Second Siege of
    8. Zheng He (1371-1433), the Chinese Muslim Admiral
  5. Onset of the Colonial Age
    1. The Portuguese Devastations in the Indian Ocean
    2. The Battle of al Qasr al Kabir
    3. The Destruction of Timbaktu
    4. The Atlantic Slave Trade
    5. The Rise of England
    6. The Battle of Plassey
    7. The Rise of the Global Credit Economy
    8. Egypt and the Suez Canal
  6. Resistance and Reform
    1. Tippu Sultan
    2. Shah Waliullah of Delhi
    3. Shaykh ibn Abdul Wahhab of Najd
    4. Uthman Dan Fuduye
    5. The Sepoy Uprising of India
    6. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
    7. The Tanzeemat of the Ottoman Empire
    8. Sultan Abdul Hamid II
    9. The Constitutional Revolution in Persia – 1906
    10. The First World War and the Dissolution of the Caliphate
  7. A Brief Review
    1. Marginalization of Muslims – A Brief Review
  8. The Modern Age
    1. A Neutral Afghanistan
    2. The Partition of India
    3. Pakistan – Tradition, Reform and Modernism in the Emergence of Pakistan
    4. Afghanistan – Land of Valor, Land of Sorrow
    5. Indonesia – Struggle for Independence
    6. The War of Algeria’s Independence – 1954-62
    7. Jamaluddin al Afghani
    8. Essence and Love in Urdu Poetry (From Iqbal to Faiz)
    9. What is Jihad? A Scholar’s Perspective
    10. Faith and the Dialogue of Civilizations
    11. The 2011 Arab Revolution
    12. The Suez Crisis of 1956
    13. Islam in America – Before 9/11
    14. The Saga of Anglo-American Dominance (1799-2025 CE)
    15. Mosaddeq, Iranian Oil and the Coup of 1953
    16. How to Build an Islamic Life as a Minority (Video)
    17. Imam Khomeini and the Iranian Revolution of 1979
    18. Spiritual Impressions of the Hajj
    19. The Libyan Revolution, Tailor Made in Paris
    20. Pakistan in the Bull’s Eye
    21. Unveiling the Secrets of Allama Iqbal’s Khudi
    22. The Arabic Language
    23. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    24. Ramadan: Finding the Light in One’s Heart
    25. Sadat Hassan Manto (1912-1954)-A Story Teller or a Shattered Mirror of the Human Soul?
    26. Islam in East Africa
    27. Africa, India, China – President Obama “Pivots” on the AICHIN Ocean
    28. The Recent Upheavals in the Muslim World (2011-2012)- An Analysis
    29. Faith, History and Science in a Secular Paradigm
    30. Siasat e Madani (Politics) by Shah Waliullah
    31. Mohammed Ali Jauhar (1878-1931) and the Origins of Pakistan
    32. The ISIS Phenomenon
    33. Muslim Contributions to India’s Freedom Struggle – A Different Narrative
    34. Islamaphobia-Closing the Fear Gap in America
    35. Shia-Sunni Schism- Historical  Cracks That Must Be Healed
    36. Akhlaq e Amrikiye: A Treatise of American Muslim Ethics- (part 1 of 7)
    37. Akhlaq e Amrikiya: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (2 of 7)
    38. Akhlaq e Amrikiya: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (3 of 7)
    39. Akhlaq e Amrikiya: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (4 of 7)
    40. Akhlaq e Amrikiye: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (5 of 7)
    41. Akhlaq e Amrikiye: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (6 of 7)
    42. Akhlaq e Amrikiye-A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (7 of 7)
    43. Election in London – Triumph of Hope over Fear
    44. Mohammed Iqbal (1877-1938), Poet, Philosopher
    45. Islam in America – A Thousand Points of Light
  9. Chronology
    1. Chronology
    2. Caliphs, Imams and Dynasties
  10. Education – A Historical Look
    1. The Madrassah – Historical Evolution of the Syllabus
    2. The Madrassah – Ancient Madrassahs of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
    3. The Madrassah – Cultural Archetypes
    4. The Madrassah – The Seven Lives of a Madrassah
    5. The Madrassah – Modern Issues

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