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Depiction of the Prophet Muhammad Under Mongolian Occupation

A hardly deniable cultural and, in particular, intellectual decline in the Islamic World began when, in 1258 CE, Baghdad had been sacked by the Mongolian Emperor Hülegü Khan (d. 1265), grandson of Chengis Khan. Hülegü was the brother of Möngke Khan … Continue reading

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On Going Astray

Tilman Nagel. Mohammed – Leben und Legende. Oldenbourg, Munich 2008, 1052 pages Operating on the premise that all Monotheism derives from the collective unconscious one may be able to describe and analyze the Creator’s biography during the centuries based on His … Continue reading

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The Farewell Sermon of the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

I was sitting in an airplane of Saudi Arabian Airline. It had turned out to be extremely difficult for me, the infidel, to get the visa for the, at least for foreigners, isolated country of Islam. Countless times I had … Continue reading

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A ‘Road to Damascus’ Experience of the Special Kind

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. phil. habil. Sven Muhammad Kalisch (42) seeks publicity these days. As may be traced in his rapidly inflated German Wikipedia entry, he had been appointed in 2004 chairman of the Islam Department at the Center for … Continue reading

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Intercultural Competence

Random House has cancelled the scheduled publication of a novel about the life of Aisha, the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by Sherry Jones. The prologue of the apparently childish book, “The Jewel of Medina”, which is intended … Continue reading

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