Jul 9, 2018
This is the second episode in our series on Islam in West Africa.
In this episode, we're going to explore the origins of the Empire of Mali. We'll also take a look at two of its most popular rulers: Sundiata and Mansa Musa. Sundiata is mostly known through the Epic of Sundiata. While Mansa Musa is mostly known because...
Sep 4, 2017
Instead of bringing peace, the Umayyad victory at Karbala brings even more instability to the Empire. Now the Muslims of Mecca and Medina are more determined than ever to shake off the Umayyad yoke.
In Mecca, Abdullah ibn Zubayr is quietly building his support. He refuses to openly oppose Banu Umayyah, but everyone...
Apr 11, 2016
By 641, the Muslims had captured most of the Southwestern part of the Persian Empire.
This area contained the best and most fertile lands and would be modern day Iraq, Kuwait, and parts of northwestern Iran.
As mentioned previously, Umar had grown weary of all the fighting and was grateful for their current...
Mar 14, 2016
Feb 22, 2016
Battle of Qadisiyyah was more devastating for the Persians than
the Battle of Yarmouk was for the Romans
Their defeat at Qadisiyyah left the Persian capital exposed to Muslim forces
However, the Roman capital was hundreds of miles away in Constantinople and very safe from Muslim forces
The Romans still had the ability...