History

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, 2018.

  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. Imam Ja’afar as Sadiq
    3. Imam Abu Haneefa
    4. Harun al Rashid
    5. Philosophy and Science
    6. Al Khwarizmi
    7. Al-Kindi
    8. Al Masudi
    9. Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Father of Optics
    10. Turks, the Emergence of
    11. Manzikert, Battle of
    12. The Assassins
    13. Mahmud of Ghazna
    14. Crusades, the Beginning of
    15. Jerusalem, the Crusades
    16. Salahuddin Ayyubi
    17. Delhi, the Conquest of
    18. Constantinople – the Sack of 1204
    19. Ottoman Empire, origins of
    20. Fatimids in Egypt
    21. Abdur Rahman III of Spain
    22. Murabitun
    23. Cordoba, the Fall of
    24. The Fall of Granada
    25. Islam in Persia
    26. Islam in Africa
    27. Mansa Musa
    28. Askiya Muhammed
    29. Islam in East Africa
    30. The African, and Muslim, Discovery of America – Before Columbus
  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
    9.  The Lady of the Taj Mahal – Arjumand Banu Begum
  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. The Partition of India – 1947
    2. Pakistan – Tradition, Reform and Modernism in the Emergence of Pakistan
    3. Mohammed Ali Jauhar (1878-1931) and the Origins of Pakistan
    4. Muslim Contributions to India’s Freedom Struggle – A Different Narrative
    5. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958)
    6. Afghanistan – Land of Valor, Land of Sorrow
    7. A Neutral Afghanistan
    8. Jamaluddin al Afghani
    9. Indonesia – Struggle for Independence
    10. The War of Algeria’s Independence – 1954-62
    11. Mosaddeq, Iranian Oil and the Coup of 1953
    12. The Suez Crisis of 1956
    13. Imam Khomeini and the Iranian Revolution of 1979
    14. Islam in America – Before 9/11
    15. Islam in America – A Thousand Points of Light
    16. Faith and the Dialogue of Civilizations
    17. Faith, History and Science in a Secular Paradigm
  9. Language and Literature 
    1. The Arabic Language
    2. Unveiling the Secrets of Allama Iqbal’s Khudi
    3. Essence and Love in Urdu Poetry (From Iqbal to Faiz)
    4. Sadat Hassan Manto (1912-1954)-A Story Teller or a Shattered Mirror of the Human Soul?
    5. Mohammed Iqbal (1877-1938), Poet, Philosopher
    6. Maulana Rumi
  10. Reflections

    1. What is Jihad? A Scholar’s Perspective
    2. The ISIS Phenomenon
    3. Shia-Sunni Schism- Historical  Cracks That Must Be Healed
    4. Siasat e Madani (Politics) by Shah Waliullah of Delhi (d 1761)
    5. Akhlaq e Amrikiye: A Treatise of American Muslim Ethics- (part 1 of 7)
    6. Akhlaq e Amrikiya: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (2 of 7)
    7. Akhlaq e Amrikiya: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (3 of 7)
    8. Akhlaq e Amrikiya: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (4 of 7)
    9. Akhlaq e Amrikiye: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (5 of 7)
    10. Akhlaq e Amrikiye: A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (6 of 7)
    11. Akhlaq e Amrikiye-A Manual for the Survival of Muslims in America (7 of 7)
    12. The Aftermath of the Christchurch Massacre -An Opportunity for Internal Renewal
  11. Chronology
    1. Chronology
    2. Caliphs, Imams and Dynasties
  12. 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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