Muslims of Tamil Nadu – History, social structure, and current status

By Syed Ali Mujtaba Islam came to Tamil Nadu in its earliest days when the Arabs…

Damascus Gate: The significance of the main entry into Jerusalem’s Old City By Nadda Osman

Damascus Gate is an iconic structure and is highly important for Palestinians (Wikimedia Commons)   Known…

From the Achaemenids to the Mughals: A look at India’s lost Persian history By Shahinda Syed

A Mughal prince (seated) receives a Persian delegation in this 17th century Indian miniature (Public domain)…

Who was Ibn Sina? The great philosopher and physician of medieval Islam By Nadda Osman

Ibn Sina would influence philosophers and scientists for centuries after his lifetime (Wikimedia)   Known as…

Study reveals ethnic similarities among four ethnic groups : Are Sri Lankans one big family?

The X chromosome DNA fingerprinting has enabled paternity identification even in the absence of the father…

Those People from the Past

It was while researching the genealogy of my maternal ancestors that I stumbled upon a burgher…

Muslims vs The Vikings┇The Unknown History

For centuries, the Vikings were renowned for roaming the world and covering large distances.. Evidence pertaining…

In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha in the Middle East and North Africa

Muslims gather to pray together and celebrate one of the most important religious festivals of the…

The Muslims and Sri Lanka By Kamalika Pieris

The first wave of Muslims to arrive in Sri Lanka came from West Asia. Therefore let…

The valiant Malays of Sri Lanka