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This is a pretty helpful graphic that shows the difference between the various factions of Shi’a Islam.
This website has Tabaqat for the Isma’ili Imams from Ali all the way up to today.
This article indicates that Umar I would refer to Umar ibn al-Khattab. It gives a tale of Umar ibn al-Khattab offering marriage to his son to a particularly honest woman who would eventually become Umar II grandmother. It then gives a brief biography of Umar II explaining why he is so revered to this day … Continue reading
In Egypt, a preacher is facing blasphemy charges for burning a bible during protests. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, 9 men are being charged for blasphemy (among other things) in an incident where a large mob of Muslims attacked a Hindu temple and the surrounding areas areas and looted and destroyed a good part of the town … Continue reading
This is an early document allegedly authored by Muhammad himself written to protect the rights of Christians. It was sent to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Desert where it remains to this day. It protects there churches, prevents them from being forced to fight for muslims, and protects Christian women against … Continue reading
As you can see in the article, Huntington’s assertion of a unified Muslim isn’t really accurate. The Muslim countries of Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have joined Western countries in supporting the revolution in Syria whereas fundamentalist Iran has joined secular China in supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad. In the article it states that … Continue reading