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Great Schism: The Bitter Rivalry Between Greek and Latin Christianity

“In our new animated historical documentary we will talk about the rivalry between the Catholic and Orthodox churches in the Middle Ages and how it shaped the history of Christianity and the whole world leading to the events of the Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople.” (SOURCE)

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Ye Olde British Value of Hijab

The Normans in England:

1066 to 1485 CE

This diagram comes from a book about ‘The Normans’. Though it’s for kids, the consultants for the book included Professor of History, J.C. Holt, from the University of Reading. In this section it talks about Norman dress for the ladies. It explains about the ‘wimple’ – which, in my opinion, is basically hijab that would be worn as part of ‘being modest’.

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Islam in the First Civilisations: 4. The Hittite Civilisation

The Aryans were the ancestors to a race of people as diverse as the Indians, the Iranians and the Europeans. This study on the Hittites hopes to glean any evidence from historical sources that demonstrate what the Qur’an claims about previous nations being sent messengers with earlier forms of Islam. You may be surprised with some of the findings, herein.

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A History of Islam in China

This video by br. Isa Ma is a great snap-shot on the history of Islam in China. It is 20 minutes – but the brother is an engaging speaker. Continue reading

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Christians Converted to Islam in the Modern Mediterranean World

Noel Malcolm’s latest book looks particularly interesting, entitiled, Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750 (published 2019). Continue reading

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English Girls Wearing ‘Hijab’ 100 Years Ago

Professor Venessa Toulmin is a cultural historian. In this video she makes an interesting observation about a correlation between ‘respectable’ forms of ettiquette in Edwardian midlands and its similarity to the Muslim practice of Hijab both united in upholding a conservative, traditional and I would add a ‘normative’ notion of modesty in the Abrahamic part of the world.

This has been evidenced by rare footage, that is practically lost to/lost on contemporary popular culture and its populace, whose direction is being led by market interests.

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Islam in the First Civilisations: 3. The Aryan Religion

To understand the congruence of the One God worshipped between Zoroastrianism and Hinduism, the Ancient Greeks, the Celts and the Germanic tribes, we need to observe the Aryan peoples. They lived on the Caucasian steppes since about 4500 BCE and around 2500 BCE some Aryans split and moved into the interior of Europe. Those that stayed, themselves gradually split in two main branches, forming into speakers of the Avestan dialect and the Sanskrit dialect, but even by 1500 BCE they were still able to communicate with each other.1

What makes this group of people spectacular is from them we have the largest language-family group in the world, stretching in ancient times from India in the east and Ireland in the west.

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