Reviews
This is a great podcast, very informative and not boring at all, it’s a shame it was cut short at only 17 episodes.
Anisa_1986 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/19/21
Nice, but as a good story, not as a history podcast
outhereinthemidlleeast via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 04/08/21
I recently discovered this podcast, I was enjoying it immensely, But, why did it end/ stop abruptly? The history wasn’t even half way,, Elias if you read this, please come back!!
SunNy delite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/21
False gods how dare you copy off of. Other religions you coward and fools why whoild you listen to this crap
Boyd Micah via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/25/21
Really enjoyed listening to the podcast, loved the details. Wish I had known about it when it was being released. Elias, if you are still able to read these reviews hope to hear from you soon.
umZachariah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/20
If you’re still reading these reviews Elias, thank you so much for making these Pods, you’re very good at this and I’m sad that you only made it to episode 17. I’m hoping you got too busy with your life too continue what I’m assuming was a time intensive hobby, and that you’re okay. Your...Read full review »
l.sam.rosenberg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/20
What a phenomenal podcast. I have loved every anecdote and analogy that Elias made through it. He is extremely knowledgeable and articulate- which makes the podcast that much greater. Unfortunately the podcast ended in 2016 at episode 17. I would love for Elias to pick it up and keep going.
Jay_saleh via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/23/20
Just stumbled across this podcast. Any more ?
Alhala1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/20
Amazing work and very engaging. Listened to these on my long drives to work. Sad to see there are non past 2016.
SUN9NA via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/31/20
I’m so happy I found this, but sad to find that it’s completed ages ago. I really enjoy the host to listen to and I like how he introduced his vision to bring the podcast to the public, work with listeners and provide a lot of supplemental information. He makes it interesting by telling history...Read full review »
heynay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/20
As a non Muslin, I knew only a little about Islam before finding this podcast. It does a good job of explaining how Islam began, developed and shaped the world. A nice mix of geography, history, culture and religion, and a good listen for anyone who is inquisitive about the world.
Hexagor via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 06/09/20
Well done. The narrator makes the subject matter very listenable, and is likable in a way that was pleasantly surprising. Incorporates the history of animals, landscapes, and other interesting facts that make up the fascinating elements of the Arab world.
ocotilla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/20
Thank you for the great work. A very enjoyable listen.
GoodKarma555 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/19
I like listening to your episodes. The fact that you have spent time and energy in researching many facts and details, I appreciate your energy and will devote my driving hours to and from work to listen to your podcasts. Thank you for making this effort.
Shafiq1969 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/26/19
Thank you so much for this!
Syafiq Yussoff Singapore via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 11/05/19
Thanks for this amazing podcast, little bit recorded lower, at crowded aria like gym it’s hard to hear it correctly..
Ahmaduddin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/19
Great podcast but shame only 17 episodes. Please come back
storyteller2k via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/09/19
Please come back! I went to go to the next episode and was sad to see there were none. Hope all is well.
Really please smile more via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/30/19
This show is fantastic. I’m a professional historian, who studies modern Near Eastern history and found that it really helped me better understand the origins of Islam, better than many books I’ve read. However, I was extremely sad to realize that the show ended so abruptly, leaving me wanting...Read full review »
Bunker2ooooo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/19
Really annoying voice and nasally accent, goes into detail on the wrong sort of content, and too hagiographic and not historical enough to be a history podcast. Repetitive in a way that doesn’t provide new information for the listener. Not to mention that the series abruptly stops. An immature...Read full review »
Scattergories User via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/19
I have always wanted to understand the history of my religion but, as a young person, I have always found it difficult to find material that was concise and easy to understand; books on the subject are generally quite dense and difficult to for my age group. This podcast not only lays out the...Read full review »
EmaanMi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/23/19
Wonderful. Please come back and move us forward!
Francesca Fiore via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/15/19
In his introduction, this guy says he was inspired by “History of Rome”. Unfortunately, no matter how noble the inspiration not everyone is equipped to be a good podcaster. This guy sounds awful. He sounds uneducated: he has that awful accent so many “loser” asians seem to develop. It is endemic...Read full review »
Music Lover 555 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/19
Just finished the last episode, I loved this series from start to finish. The presenter has a great voice and the narrative structure he presents is very engaging. In the event Mr. Belhaddad ever decides to try his hand at podcasting again, he’d have a sure subscriber in me!
Scott S.C. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/19
I loved this series, but I am sad it ends so early at episode 17 after the move to Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia). InshaAllah everything is OK with Elias. Thanks for your efforts anyways. The webpage is still up and running as of Jan 2019. It is useful for sources.
Mean Zilla via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/14/19
Thank u 🙏🏼🐫🌙
Tar33q via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 11/02/18
Hello, I would just like to say that this podcast has been one of my favorite to engage with. I think that the storys/narrative you add to this audio is quite magnificent. I don’t think a degree (PHD) hinders your ability to tell a great historical story. Keep up the great work, thank you so...Read full review »
Sarah Adams 123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/18
A lot of Islamic podcasts I’ve tried to listen to sound quite monotone and scripted. This ones my favourite as it seems to flow better and seems more spontaneous, as well as being very informative.
ae2018_ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/20/18
An engaging, informative and entertaining narrative that investigates the history of Islam. The podcaster starts from the very beginning and is inclusive in the pace and language adopted throughout. Great job, highly recommended.
Wineinhdk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/10/18
The speaker does a great and honest job in providing well researched content in an engaging way. Superb!
austcrick400 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/18
Definitely worth the time investment. Great host, very enthusiastic and well informed.
Tentninja via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/17/18
I started following because i took a university class on Islam and had no clue how to pronounce the names and all that. Like Abu Bakr... Now I’m hooked, this guy is great! It’s very well structured and accessible to beginners. 5 stars!
KmilleUS via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/02/18
Great podcast. Learnt a lot but why did you stop producing podcast. Please upload the other episodes.
salman_salus via Apple Podcasts · India · 06/30/18
So informative, doesn’t seem biased so far in any way and I’ve been searching for something like this for ages! Thank you!!!
Yasminr5 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/18
Well researched and narrated. Very interesting information
bonymacx68 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/15/18
Bummed that this podcast suddenly stopped. I listen to a lot of history podcasts (never found one about wedding dresses). I did not know anything out the origins of Islam and was really enjoying this one during my long commute.. Does anyone know what happened? I wish Elias well.
MG in SD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/18
Really appreciate your work!. I am a add bad history podcast listener I spend up to 40 hours a week listening and learning!. I really appreciate how your podcast is starting to fill in all the gaps of my other favorite history podcast! . This podcast is very easy to listen to thank you!
Matthais P via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/18
Please come back and make more episodes. I would pay to listen to more episodes.
Abd via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/31/18
I'm about to hit episode 6. It has been informative so far, and it has renewed my interest in learning more about the topic. I'm curious as to how it managed to end at 17 episodes, but I'm sure I'll learn why later on.Read full review »
AdJMat via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/12/17
Keep it up!
Manfred kundschaft via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 10/18/17
Very well planned, though slightly elongated at the beginning.
Oriental Guest via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/30/17
Tells the story of islam from the perspective of the orthodox sunni. Well told and engaging.
KevinICdesigner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/17
Easy listen and highly informative.
guissebr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/17
Belhaddad is obviously in love with this story, but his infatuation leads to an unfortunate tendency to deliver much extraneous material that should've been hemmed and trimmed from the wedding dress. The treatment rarely clearly distinguishes well-established history from religious legend,...Read full review »
ThetaGammaOmega via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/17
Any more episodes coming? It's been a while. Elias... you're doing a great deed in helping people learn about the history of Islam... keep up the excellent work!Read full review »
Footballer5379943267 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/17
This is one of the best podcasts I have ever heard. Elias, brilliant writing, excellent narration, great vocals, can't say anything bad about this podcast nor can I think of any improvements. Honestly, well done! Just wish we can get new episodes more often.Read full review »
Greatnessssssss via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/17
Amazing introduction to the history of Islam
Javier mx via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 03/25/17
Elias has a great delivery and is a superior orator. Great story told well.
Jeff.Aus via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/18/17
The narrator is very knowledgeable and a fine storyteller. Enjoying exploration of a faith I'm not to familiar with. Hope it keeps goingRead full review »
Vamp73 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/17
Not recommended.... The guy tries hard but his voice is irritating and parts are monotonous and at times redundant with un necessary information shoved incoherently....
Anonymity 20011 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/17
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