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Curriculum on early Islam

Kim asked: Dear Jessica, I hope you are still taking questions on this site. I am an aspiring Religion teacher (high school level) who want to ask about early Muslim history. To summarize, there is a lot of fear, hate … Continue reading

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Sources on the Crusades

H asked: If you were to create a fantasy/alternative universe world that referenced Crusader-era religious politics in an exaggerated and fictitiously magical way, what would be a good way to make sure that all religious themes are represented as respectfully … Continue reading

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Suggested Reading 2.0

Farasat asked: excellent. Can you post a reading list of islamic history (from muslim and balanced non-muslim authors)? Okay, this is the point where most Islamicists, myself included, get slightly chagrin, as most introductory texts on Islamic history rely more of … Continue reading

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General Primer on Islamic History

Michael Mock asked: Well… for those of us who are late to the topic, is there a good general primer for a history of Islam? A very good question – probably should have started with that!  Whoops! Unfortunately, there are … Continue reading

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