A young man entered a shi’i mosque in sunni-majority Kuwait last week and set off a bomb that killed him and 27 other people, injuring over 200.
In 1889, Chicago businessman Clarence Buckingham inherited a third of his father’s fortune.
Throughout Christian history, the Virgin Mary has been depicted as a young mother nurturing her child, and as an older mother mourning her son. Both depictions of Mary have been made to revere her in different parts of the world,
2015 annual meeting attendees will have several sessions to choose from relating to Islam, the Middle East, and the Muslim world. Several papers will focus on Omani history, many will focus on Islam in Europe, and a few will take a larger view of the Middle East. Panelists will reflect on questions such as, Is there such a thing as a unified Arabian history? How was gender marginalization impacted by urbanization in 20th-century Middle East? How did 19th-century Europeans view Islam in relation to Judaism?
In the middle of the 19th century, European scholars believed that “The Buddha was born in history, not in myth.
In the beginning of spring, the Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated with wine, food, and a book called the Haggadah that serves as a guide for the Passover dinner, the seder.