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Indian History Part 53B The Medieval Islamic World

  Singapore, 27 September 2016 From the time of its origin in the 7th century till the end of the 13th century, the Islamic world represented much of the better aspects of human civilisation. During these nearly six hundred years, Islam ranged from Spain and West Africa to Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent, with […]

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Indian History Part 44 THE ADVENT OF ISLAM

Canberra, 12 October 2015 Enough and more has been written about the creation of the religious faith known as Islam, derived from the teachings of the Prophet Muhamad (570-632). Prophet Muhammad lived in a polytheistic society and received a revelation in visions that he explained in the holy book of Islam, the Koran. He called […]

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SAUDI ARABIA: CHARTING A COMPLEX COURSE

Canberra, 11 July 2015 From the very beginning of their rule of the Saudi kingdom, the al-Saud family has embraced the principles and practices of the Wahabi ideology, an extreme and strict version of Islam. The support for the extreme variety of Wahabi teachings increased in 1979 after Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in neighbouring […]

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YEMEN: WHO IS FIGHTING WHOM, AND WHY?

Canberra, 29 April 2015 All the nations of the Middle-East are now at war—against one another or against undefinable entities who are pursuing their own warped agenda—ruthlessly attempting to shore up lost prestige, struggling to retain power and influence, and to regain long lost command over the region. The rationale put forward is the necessity […]

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