The cinematic epic hinges on a very specific, and contentious, interpretation of early Islamic history.
In the last decade, Morocco exploited the lethargy of Algeria’s diplomacy and the paralysis of the political system to advance its interests, often to the detriment of Algeria
A huge new online survey of Iranians reveals only 40% identify as Muslim.
Muslims from the Salafist tradition can often be seen as ‘radical.’ There is not much understanding of Salafism, its history and its diversity. Here’s what it means to be a Salafist.
The growing Arab military, political and religious influence is only the latest example of an external force taking hold in the Horn of Africa.
After a question from a Muslim audience member, Senator-elect Pauline Hanson said “your Grand Mufti won’t even come out and condemn the terrorist attacks that’s happened overseas”. Is that right?
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group’s inexorable rise.
The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.
Every time Iran has an election, its minority groups are suddenly the centre of attention – and then they’re quickly forgotten again.