Verses 91-98 of Surat Maryam, followed by the first 12 verses of Surat Taha

The World’s Oldest Quran Manuscript

According to new research at the University of Birmingham, a collection of Quranic manuscripts held at the university may be the oldest in the...
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Muslim Depictions of Muhammad – The Hilye

With Prophet Muhammad ﷺ being so central a figure in Islam, it would be natural for generations of Muslims to have had a desire to depict...
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The Rise and Fall of Mu‘tazilism

The rise of Muslim intellectual achievement that began in the mid-eighth century was partially a by-product of a massive translation effort undertaken by the...
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The Cedid Atlas

The Cedid Atlas (The New Atlas in Ottoman Turkish) was one of the first printed atlases in the Muslim world. It was commissioned by the...
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The Arab Revolt of World War One

No war has had as big an impact on the modern Middle East as the First World War, which lasted from 1914-1918. The war...
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Who Were the Kharijis?

Throughout Islamic history, groups have arisen from time to time advocating radically new and divergent ways of thinking about the religion. One of the...
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The Fall of Seville – A Poem by Abu al-Baqa’ al-Rundi

The Andalusian city of Seville fell to Christian Castile in 1248, after over 500 years of being a Muslim city. Abu al-Baqa’ al-Rundi was...
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The First Anglo-Afghan War

Few regions in the Muslim world have seen as much warfare in modern times as Afghanistan. Foreign interventions and invasions have been an almost...
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Did Russia Really Promise Crimea To Turkey?

As the current dispute over control of the Crimean Peninsula between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, there’s a claim making the rounds online that, if...
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The First Muslim-American Scholar: Bilali Muhammad

An unfortunate misconception among today’s American Muslim community is that Islam has only been present in America for less than 100 years. Many American...