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Founder of the Ottoman Empire
سلطان عثمان غازى
Pan-islamic activist and Islamic modernist, b. 1838, d. 1897
سید جمالالدین افغانی
Year of the Hijra in the Islamic calendar
Main religion in Iran before Islam
State religion of the Sassanid empire
This European chartered company dominated Asian trade during the 17th and 18th centuries and begun colonizing what is now Indonesia
Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC)
The last Emirate in Spain
The Sharif and Emir of Mecca who lead the Arab Revolt
حسین بن علی
This empire succeeded the Mali Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries
Centered around Gao in today's Mali
Author of the book Orientalism
إدوارد وديع سعيد
Year of the Fall of Constantinople
Early muslims fled to this country to escape Quraysh persecution
Also called Abyssinia, in today's Ethiopia
The Iranian dynasty that established Twelver Shi'a as the official religion
The officially recognized ethnic group for Muslims in China that are not part of another group (primarily Chinese speakers)
The third caliph (Rashidun in Sunni tradition) who compiled and distributed the unified Qur'an
عثمان بن عفان
Saladin (Salah ad-Din) was of this ethnicity
Selahedînê Eyûbî in Kurdish
City built as the capital of the Abbasids
The Umayyad Mosque was built on the site of this Christian building
Βασιλική του Αγίου Ιωάννη του Βαπτιστή
The 12th century philosopher and scientist ibn Rushd is known in the west under this latinized name
أبو الوليد محمد بن احمد بن رشد
A cleric-led late 19th century revolt in Iran was over foreign concessions of this product
A monopoly was granted to Major G. F. Talbot
Iberian Christians in al-Andalus who adoptec Arabic language and culture were called this
From Arabic مستعرب, musta'rib, meaning 'arabized'
This national language, a variety of Persian, changed from Arabic to Cyrillic script in the 1930s
Slave soldiers in Islamic societies
From Arabic مملوك, mamluk, meaning 'owned'
The Mongol invasion of the Middle East began with this Persian-Turkic dynasty
Deducing Islamic jurisprudence through personal interpretation of the Qur'an and hadith
This dynasty was replaced by the Abbasids but remained in Spain as the Caliphate of Córdoba
بنو أمية, literally 'Sons of Umayyah'
This Arab nationalist and Arab socialist party became leading in Syria and Iraq in the 20th century
حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي
Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah who fought to liberate Sudan from its Turco-Egyptian rulers proclaimed himself what?
The Arabic word for struggle (moral, spiritual and military)
The conqueror Timur got his English-language name due to a disibility. Which?
Tamerlane comes from Persian تيمور لنگ, Timur-e lang, meaning 'Timur the Lame'
Ottoman sultan: The Magnificient or The Lawgiver
سلطان سليمان اول
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