Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, etc.
Read on to discover eight reasons why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.
To understand the Bosnian Muslims, one of the first things one must do is understand their leader Alija Izetbegovic, the leader of the Bosnian resistance
The golden period of Muslim geography, travels and explorations involved a vast amount of travel with geographical literature being produced in the world of Islam paving the way for later explorations and discoveries by the Christian West
Prisoners of Pleven lies in the Turkish Martyrdom in Latvia Despite anti-Ottoman Russian propaganda the Estonian people have established friendly relations with the captured Turks and helped with food and clothing.
From the 8th century until the 15th century Islam has spread rapidly amongst the Chinese by the actions of the Muslims
On this day (21 October, 1097) the Crusaders began the siege of Antioch. They would capture the city after a seven month siege, paving the way for their continued advance towards Jerusalem.
With the fame and effect to the west on discoveries and creations in medicine, the book of Ibn Sina, “El-Kanun fi't-Tib” was taught in the European medical schools such as Louvain and Montpellier Universities, until the 17th century
The Muslim Arabs Fought for the Islamisation of Bukhara
One of the most important architectural heritage left by the Ottoman's cities are the clock towers that extends from the Balkans to the Middle East.
General Townshend entered Kutu'l-Amare in 29th September 1915. The Ottoman forces withdrew and reinforced “Selman-i Pak”, under the command of Colonel 'Bearded Nurettin Bey'. While the reinforcement continued, Mirliva Halil Pasa the uncle of Enver Pasa, entered the frontline with a corps and changed the cause of the battle. General Townshend, with 4500 loss regressed Kutu'l-Amare
Built in 1452 and ruined in the 18th century, the minaret and the wall of Ebul Feth Mosque is standing. Expected to be restored again, the elite group is opposing.
The Ahmici massacre was one of the worst massacres of the 20th century when Serbians torched Bosnian villages and killed nearly 3200 Bosnians near Srebrenica.
The Ottoman-Turkish scholar Ali Ulvi Kurucu narrated his personal account of Hasan el-Benna after he met him during his studies in Egypt in the late 1920s, recounting his encounter with el-Benna during the Hajj pilgrimage.
On the 3rd March 1924, after the Turkish Grand National Assembly had absolved the caliphate the former Emir of Mecca, Serif Huseyin declared himself “Caliph”.
As the world continues to talk about Charli Hebdo attack in Paris and cartoonists who were killed, it is time to remember "Hanzala's father"
The author of Turkey's national anthem, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, passed away on December 27, 1936.
Now a museum, Goree Island is a focal point for African-Americans who wish to explore their African heritage.
Today, the suburb Greenwich, in London is used as the First Meridian when determining geographical location and time. It has been recently discovered that during the Ottoman empire however the Hagia Sophia Mosque was accepted and used as the First Meridian.
One of the subjects that has stayed in the shadows of Ottoman history was the “Gaza Combats” that were fought on the Palestinian front during WW I
After the invasion of Jerusalem, the Israeli administration began an effort to eliminate all signs of Islam. With numerous reasons, they removed mosques and Islamic relics