Old claims that the British monarch is descended from the Prophet Muhammad have resurfaced—but they may reveal more about modern perceptions of Islam than the queen.
Forget today’s tech billionaires, the wealth of Mansa Musa of Mali was too vast to be imagined—or equaled.
They weren't all battles and bloodshed. There was also coexistence, political compromise, trade, scientific exchange—even love.
The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine.
The Islamic world may have had a bigger influence on the Vikings than previously thought.
In the 14th century, the Moroccan wanderer Ibn Battuta spent nearly 30 years traveling some 75,000 miles across Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.
Beneath the ruins of a sacred tomb demolished by ISIS, archaeologists in the Iraqi city of Mosul have uncovered a buried palace built for an ancient Assyrian king.
Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world.