Episodes
From the steppes of Central Asia, thousands of Turkish people migrate to Anatolia and the Middle East.  These new arrivals become first the Seljuk Turks, then the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, and finally, the Osmanlis.
Published 11/30/21
Here's what's going to happen during Season 7 of the Islamic History Podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/islamic-history-exclusive/id1574237653
Published 11/29/21
While researching Season 7, I got curious about the history of Bosnia before the modern conflict.  That got me researching the history of the Balkans. Which got me into the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. Which you're about to hear. Support IHP by subscribing to premium content. On Apple devices, look for Islamic History Exclusive in the Apple Podcast app. On Android, go to our Patreon page: Patreon.com/IslamicHistory
Published 09/06/21
This is the story of Harith ibn Sa'id who claimed prophethood during the time of Caliph Abdul Malik ibn al-Marwan of the Umayyad Dynasty.
Published 06/28/21
Discussing the history of Masjid al-Aqsa and its significance to the Muslim world.
Published 06/07/21
In the first part of this bonus episode, we'll discuss the current events in Palestine. In the second part, we discuss an interesting question regarding Saudi Arabia and the Caliphate.
Published 05/24/21
Mohammed Artan joins us to talk about the history of Islam in Somalia.  Mohammed Artan was born in Somalia, raised in the Netherlands, and currently lives in England. He is the director and founder of Looh Press, a publishing company specializing in Islamic, African, and Somali studies resources.
Published 04/19/21
Final words and analysis regarding the current situation in the Middle East.
Published 04/14/21
The Arab Spring brings even more turmoil to the Middle East while Hamas and Fatah battle for control of Palestine. And in Iraq, the Insurgency morphs into a new threat called DAESH.
Published 04/07/21
Things get worse in both Iraq and Palestine. The Second Intifada leads to more deaths on both sides. Meanwhile, the insurgency in Iraq is in full force.
Published 03/31/21
The Middle East peace process begins to fracture as Israel adopts a harder stance. Things get worse for the Palestinians after the 9-11 attacks. And then the US launches another war against Iraq.
Published 03/24/21
The Eighties are full of turmoil with a civil war in Lebanon, a war between Iran and Iraq, and the First Intifada.  But the world is hopeful for peace between Palestine and Israel.
Published 03/17/21
After the 1948 war, the Middle East is in turmoil with constant conflict between Israel and the Arab nations. At the same time, a civil war is brewing in Lebanon.
Published 03/10/21
After the British mandate ends, Israel declares its independence. The Arab League declares war and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War is underway.
Published 03/03/21
A new German threat forces the world to focus on Europe. This new world war will change the fate of the Middle East, especially Palestine, forever.
Published 02/24/21
With Sharif Hussein losing British support, Abdul Aziz ibn Saud prepares to invade the Hijaz. This will lead to the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Published 02/17/21
Mustafa Kemal leads the Turkish Nationalists against the foreign occupiers. However, the British and Greeks are determined to stop him.
Published 02/10/21
Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, the ruler of Najd, prepares to invade the Hijaz but the British make him back down. Having defeated the Rashidis, the Hashemites are the last significant rival to Saudi dominance in Arabia.
Published 02/03/21
In the eighteenth century, a Muslim scholar named Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab begins teaching his literalist interpretation of Islam in central Arabia. He teams up with a local governor named Muhammad ibn Saud to conquer Arabia.
Published 01/27/21
Prince Faisal really wants Syria but neither the French nor the British want to give it to him.  Outraged by the Turkish resistance in Anatolia, Lloyd George forces the puppet Ottoman Sultan to sign the Treaty of Sevres. Looking for more content? Become a member at Islamic History Exclusive.
Published 01/20/21
The British are planning to implement the Balfour Declaration while trying to get a handle on how to govern Iraq. Meanwhile, the Allies from WWI are busy occupying Anatolia. But it's not going as planned. Looking for more content? Become a member at Islamic History Exclusive.
Published 01/13/21
Welcome to Season 6 of the Islamic History Podcast. In this season, we will discuss 100 years of Middle Eastern history after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.  We will begin with the aftermath of the World War I and end with the election of Donald Trump. Looking for bonus material?  Become a member at Islamic History Exclusive.
Published 01/06/21
Mukhtar ibn Ublid has captured Kufah and Mosul from Ibn Zubayr. As Iraq descends into chaos, Mukhtar exacts his revenge on those responsible for the massacre at Karbala. Visit https://islamichistoryexclusive.com to get the entire series.
Published 11/04/20
Bonus episode from our Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi series on Patreon. This episode discusses the pivotal and significant Battle of Hattin in 1187.
Published 09/28/20
Hassam Munir calls himself the “brofessor of Islamic History”, because his goal is to bridge the gap between academia and the general public in the field of Islamic history. Born in Pakistan, he has lived in Toronto, Canada for the past 20 years. He completed a BA in History and Communication Studies from York University in 2017, and is now pursuing an MA in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern History from the University of Toronto, 2020.
Published 08/10/20