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Selected Sources: Islam


Pre-Islamic Arabia
  • Ancient Accounts of Arabia
    Accounts from Herodotus, Strabo, Dio Cassius, Ammianus Marcellinus, and Procopius.
  • Pre-Islamic Arabia: The Hanged Poems, before 622 CE
    The Pre-Islamic poems of Imru-Ul-Quais, Antar, and Zuhair which Muhammad allowed to remain hanging in the Ka'aba.

Muhammad and Foundations - to 632 CE
Islamic Expansion and Empire - to 750 CE
The Abbasid Caliphate - after 750 CE
Al-Andalus: Muslim Spain
Muslim Persia
Egypt and North Africa
Muslim Religious Development
The Turks
  • Alpamysh, a Central Asian, Turkic epic, [At]
    Full text of H.B. Paksoy, ALPAMYSH Central Asian Identity under Russian Rule (Hartford, Connecticut: AACAR, 1989), including translation
  • The Legends & Poetry of The Turks, selections
  • Old Turkish Tales: The Queen of Night
  • Sidi Ali Reis (16th Century CE): Mirat ul Memalik (The Mirror of Countries), 1557 CE
    A Turkish traveler's account of the world of India and the Middle East.
  • The Status of Jews and Christians in Muslim Lands, 1772
    A question on the position of Jews in Islam, and the answer of the Shaikh Hasan Al Kafrawi, The Shafiite [Professor of canon law in Cairo, d. 1788]

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