This article is about the history of Islam as a culture and polity. For the history of
the Islamic faith, see Spread of Islam. For Islamic civilization, see Muslim world.
The History of Islam by Professor John Voll of Georgetown University. Originally a
ten page article published in the Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, ed.
A categorized listing of links to aspects of the history of Islam; also includes
translations of source texts, and articles.
In or about the year 570 the child who would be named Muhammad and who
would become the Prophet of one of the world's great religions, Islam, was born ...
Under Abbasid rule, Baghdad became a city of museums, hospitals, libraries, and mosques. (Check out the links to the right for the Baghdad Photo Gallery, which has pictures of some of these great monuments.)
Most of the famous Muslim scholars from the 9th to 13th cent... More »
The story of Islam starts with the prophet Muhammad. However, Islam rose in a
certain historical and geographical context. What was Arabia like before ...
The rise of Islam is intrinsically linked with the Prophet Muhammad, believed by
... and throughout history; the societies that produced the works discussed here ...
Islam is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East in the
7th century C.E..
Apr 19, 2006 ... This web site is for people of various faiths who seek to understand Islam and
Muslims. It contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about ...
Religious Pluralism in Al-Andalus: Translating An Old Greek Text. The Middle
Ages are commonly associated with ideas such as religious intolerance and ...