When Westerners think of Sharia law, their concept is usually centered on excessive punishments, such as being stoned for adultery or having hands cut off
In a traditional history of Islam, one major chapter is usually dedicated to the Islamic empires, which lasted from the early medieval period to, technically, the fall
After a religion is introduced to a culture or to an empire, often a period of theological debates will follow, fine-tuning the details and implications
Introduction The first 60 years of Islam after the death of Muhammad are not only interesting to study but vital for a thorough understanding of Islam’s origin story.
Who was Muhammad? Is every word and action attributed to him verifiable, or were some biographical details added in the years following his death? This
According to Islamic scholarship, “in the ninth century. Mu’tazilas, an Islamic school of theology based on reason and rational thought, held that the Quran was created