- What ISIS Really Wants
- How modern mathematics emerged from a lost Islamic library
- A Schoolgirl's First Day in Iran's Islamic Republic
- A Thousand Years Before Darwin, Islamic Scholars Were Writing About Natural Selection
- The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi
It is starting to look like a question of when, not if, the Islamic Republic of Iran will fall.
Centuries ago, a prestigious Islamic library brought Arabic numerals to the world. Though the library long since disappeared, its mathematical revolution changed our world.
Police forces devoted to enforcing strict Islam-based codes of practice are a fact of life in several mainly Muslim countries, but opinion about them is divided.
Rumi is often called a mystic, a saint, an enlightened man. He is less frequently described as a Muslim.
«But it’s Barks who vastly expanded Rumi’s readership. He is not a translator so much as an interpreter: he does not read or write Persian. Instead, he transforms nineteenth-century translations into American verse.»
A world of surprisingly porous borders: how Islam spread through the medieval Middle East via relationships with non-Muslims
An Iranian woman recalls the trauma she and other girls experienced in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution
Professors are starting to orient Charles Darwin within a rich history of people from all cultures who have grappled with the mechanisms of life.
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means…
Popular stereotypes of Islam as a prudish religion ignore rich traditions of freewheeling, explicit erotica and advice
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