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History

100 Women 2015: Life for Women in Islamic State’s Raqqa

BBC’s 100 Women of 2015 series has chosen a Syrian refugee from Raqqa. As misinformed mainstream media continues to insist on describing IS behavior as “traditional” behaviors of Muslims in the Qur’an and westernized communities of Muslims as having been liberated from barbaric traditions in the Qur’an, it is necessary to hear from refugees about life … Continue reading »

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New Discovery

Early copy of the Qur’an discovered By Medievalists.net – November 17, 2014Posted in: News Researchers in Germany have discovered that a manuscript of Qur’an written between 20 and 40 years after the Prophet Muhammad’s death, making it one of the earliest copies of the Islamic holy book known to be in existence. Scholars at the … Continue reading »

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Mecca under threat: Outrage at plan to destroy the ‘birthplace’ of the Prophet Mohamed and replace it with a new palace and luxury malls

  According to the Gulf Institute, up to 95 per cent of the holy city’s millennium-old buildings have been destroyed Andrew Johnson Wednesday 12 November 2014 3K Print A A A The site in Mecca where the Prophet Mohamed is said to have been born is about to be “buried under marble” and replaced by … Continue reading »

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Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Genghiz Khan’s Tomb (?)

Archeology, Archeology, Asia, History, Science 6 November, 2014 Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Tomb of Genghis Khan Genghis1 Öndörkhaan| Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of many dozens of human corpses lying upon a large rudimentary stone structure. Forensic … Continue reading »

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Is the modern Quran pure to the original recitations of Muhammad?

This was an article I came across when I was working on my paper. It brought up some pretty good points in regards to Quran burnings carried out by Uthman in the mid 5th century. http://www.harvardhouse.com/quran_purity.htm

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Lost Islamic History – Interactive Map

http://lostislamichistory.com/interactive-map/

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Allen West’s “connection” between Christopher Columbus and the conquest of islam.

This was a post I came across on Facebook this morning. It’s pretty far-fetched and ridiculous to me, any thoughts??? “Happy Politically Incorrect Columbus Day. Did you know there’s a link between Islamic conquest and Columbus’ discovery of the New World? In 711 an Islamic force invaded the Iberian peninsula, defeated the Visigoths and pushed … Continue reading »

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Qur’anic Textual Evolution

For those who are considering writing a paper on the evolution of the Qur’an as a text, this appears to be a great new publication for you: Qur’ans of the Umayyads: A First Overview

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Michael Cook on Why Muhammad Matters

How and Why Muhammad Made a Difference This is a lecture by Michael Cook to mostly journalists concerning the legacy of Muhammad and why he mattered. The link provided includes the Q&A session as well as the lecture, cut below:   May 22, 2006 How and Why Muhammad Made a Difference Key West, Florida Some … Continue reading »

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Marco Polo and the Mongols

The information below shows Marco Polo’s interaction with the Mongols.   The fact that Marco was not a historian did not stop him offering a long history about the Mongols. He provided a detailed account of the rise of Mongol and Great Khan’s life and empire. He described the ceremonial of a Great Khan’s funeral … Continue reading »

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