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Abu Ibrahim Ismail is an Islamic history nerd who goes deep into some of history's most entertaining and amazing stories as it relates to Islam and Muslims.

Abu Ibrahim Ismail is an Islamic history nerd who goes deep into some of history's most entertaining and amazing stories as it relates to Islam and Muslims.
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Abu Ibrahim Ismail is an Islamic history nerd who goes deep into some of history's most entertaining and amazing stories as it relates to Islam and Muslims.

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English


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The Land of the Blacks Part 3: Sunni Ali And Askia Muhammad

9/4/2018
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This is the third and final episode on the series about Islam in West Africa. As the Mali Empire declines, another is on the rise. In the forgotten city of Gao, the Sunni Dynasty emerges to make the Songhay Empire the dominant force in West Africa. This is done by two very different men. Sunni Ali is a brutal conqueror who strikes fear in the people he conquers. The other is Askia Muhammad, a former slave who rises to become the hope of the Songhay Empire. After the show is over, be sure...

Duration:00:54:58

The Land Of The Blacks Part II: Sundiata And Mansa Musa

7/9/2018
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This is the second episode in our series on Islam in West Africa. In this episode, we're going to explore the origins of the Empire of Mali. We'll also take a look at two of its most popular rulers: Sundiata and Mansa Musa. Sundiata is mostly known through the Epic of Sundiata. While Mansa Musa is mostly known because of his famous Hajj pilgrimage. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show Notes are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Mali Here's some...

Duration:01:27:47

The Land Of The Blacks Part I

4/30/2018
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The first in a series to look at the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. In this episode, we will introduce the series and take an in-depth look at the city-state of Gao and the rise and fall of the Ghana Empire. We'll also discuss one of the more complicated and difficult topics in Islam: African Slavery. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show Notes are available at IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Ghana Here's some of what you'll find: You can support...

Duration:00:44:49

4-2: Yemen And The Houthis Part 2

2/19/2018
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With Sana'a under Houthi control, the beleaguered Yemeni government calls out for help. They request military intervention from the GCC nations. Saudi Arabia leads a charge to remove the Houthis from the capital and restore President Hadi to power. But the Houthis have not gotten this far by accident. They are on a mission, and they are determined to see it through. In this episode, we'll see the repercussions of the Saudi-led air campaign against the Houthis. We'll get a peek at the...

Duration:00:59:19

4-2: Yemen And The Houthis

1/2/2018
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In September 2014, the Houthis captured the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. A few months later, Saudi Arabia launched a campaign to remove the Houthis and reinstall President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi to power. The Saudi-led coalition has pummeled Yemen with airstrikes, leading to thousands of deaths. Many people blame Saudi Arabia for the high death toll in Yemen, but what role did the Houthis play? Who are the Houthis in the first place? And how did they rise to power in Yemen? This episode...

Duration:00:50:06

4-0: The Slander Against Aisha

10/23/2017
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Aisha, the Prophet's wife, is the victim of salacious gossip and rumors. With no one else to help her, she realizes she can only rely on Allah. Meanwhile, Prophet Muhammad must work hard to keep his small community together. Even though the leader of the hypocrites, Abdullah ibn Ubayy, will do everything to make him fail. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show Notes are available at: IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Ifk Here's some of what you'll find: You...

Duration:00:48:48

Anglo-Afghan War Part 3

9/20/2017
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The British have to flee Afghanistan under terrible conditions. They must trek through harsh winter mountains while dodging angry Afghans from all sides.

Duration:00:55:49

Anglo-Afghan War Part 2

9/19/2017
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Tensions rise as the British find themselves isolated in Afghanistan and despised by the locals.

Duration:00:58:46

Bonus: Anglo-Afghan War Part 1

9/18/2017
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The background history that led the British to invade Afghanistan.

Duration:01:06:43

3-10: Mecca And Medina

9/4/2017
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Instead of bringing peace, the Umayyad victory at Karbala brings even more stability to the Empire. Now the Muslims of Mecca and Medina are more determined than ever to shake off the Umayyad yoke. In Mecca, Abdullah ibn Zubayr is quietly building his support. He refuses to openly oppose Banu Umayyah, but everyone knows he's up to something. In Medina, Yazid is quickly losing his grip. Everything he does turns the Muslims of Medina against him even more. After the show is over, be sure...

Duration:00:57:41

3-9: Sunnis And Shias

7/31/2017
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A brief overview of the similarities and differences between Sunni and Shia.

Duration:01:06:57

3-8: Husayn And Karbala Part 2

7/17/2017
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Husayn and his group are trapped at Karbala. He tries to negotiate with Banu Umayyah, but it goes nowhere. This episode explores one of the most tragic and pivotal events in Islamic history. With this episode, the political faction known as Shi'atu Ali become the Shia religious sect. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show Notes are available at: IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Karbala2 Here's some of what you'll find: You can support the Islamic History...

Duration:01:11:22

3-7: Husayn And Karbala Part 1

6/19/2017
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Husayn is unaware of the fate of his cousin, Muslim ibn Aqeel, in Kufah. The last thing Husayn knew, the Shia in Kufah were waiting for him. With this knowledge, Husayn leaves Mecca with several members of his family, including women and children. But things are not good in Kufah. Ubaydullah, the governor of Kufah, is ready for Husayn and has sent Umar ibn Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas with an army of 4000 men to greet him. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show...

Duration:00:44:50

3-6: Muslim And Ubaydullah

5/23/2017
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Husayn sends his cousin, Muslim ibn Aqil, to see if he really does have support in Kufah. However, Yazid ibn Muawiyyah also sent his ruthless governor, Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad. The two men struggle for the heart and soul of this troubled city. Click the links below to share The Islamic History Podcast with your friends and family. Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn And support the Islamic History Podcast with a pledge on Patreon.

Duration:01:04:55

3-5: Husayn And Ibn Zubayr

4/17/2017
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Muawiyyah dies and as planned, his son Yazid succeeds him as Caliph. But there are many people in the Muslim Empire who do not agree with this. Two of them are Husayn ibn Ali and Abdullah ibn Zubayr. They refuse to give Yazid the pledge and flee to Mecca. Ibn Ziyad begins to build alliances there while Husayn is being courted by the people of Kufah. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show Notes are available at: IslamicLearningMaterials.com/Husayn Here's...

Duration:00:47:41

3-4: Caliphs And Kings

3/27/2017
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Muawiyyah and his administration have subdued the Muslim Empire. Most of Iraq has settled down and his detractors have fell silent. But Muawiyyah is concerned about the future. What's going to happen when he's gone? The Caliph conspires with his governors to turn the Caliphate to a monarchy. Muawiyyah does not believe the old ways of choosing the next Caliph works. He believes it needs to become a family affair. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show...

Duration:00:47:56

3-3: Ziyad And Hujr

3/13/2017
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The Umayyads had the practice of cursing Ali during their sermons. Many of the party of Ali did not like that. One of these men was Hujr ibn Adi, a companion and commander in Ali's army. When he heard the Umayyads cursing Ali, he would shout at them and to make them stop. But Ziyad ibn Abihi, the governor of Kufah and Basra, would not tolerate such defiance. He decided to find Hujr and make an example of him for others This episode chronicles the story of Hujr ibn Adi and one of the...

Duration:00:46:02

3-2: Ziyad And Basra

3/6/2017
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Basra is starting to slip out of control with rampant crime and too much rebellion. Muawiyyah is ready to bring in someone new; however, this new guy has a scandalous past. In this episode we're introduced to Ziyad ibn Abihi, Muawiyyah's brutal governor of Basra. We'll see how Ziyad rises from obscurity to become the second most powerful man in the Empire. After the show is over, be sure to visit the Show Notes page. The Show Notes are available at...

Duration:00:47:43

3-1: Syria And Iraq

2/27/2017
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Welcome back to another season of the Islamic History Podcast! In this season, we're going to mostly cover the Umayyad Dynasty. The first several episodes will be focused on the founder of this dynasty, Muawiyyah ibn Abi Sufyan. Today's episode is an introduction to Syria and Kufah during this period. We'll take a look at the challenges the new Muslim Caliph had to face in the never ending Khawarij threat. We'll discover how the early Muslim administrations were governed and some...

Duration:00:46:13

2-21: Ali And The Khawarij

1/10/2017
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As Ali struggled against the Khawarij, his grip on the Caliphate began to slip. Support the podcast by making a pledge at Patreon.com/IslamicHistory

Duration:00:43:34