Post of the day

In an age of information overload, one thing to read or follow today. LATEST: Lubaaba Al-Azami and colleagues’ brilliant website on historic interactions of England with Islamicate world. click here.

Salaam Site Map

Quiz: Who was this? Answer somewhere on this site.

Defining Events

‘Lest we forget’ – documentation on key episodes in British Muslim life…

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Book Reviews

Long and short reviews – LATEST: Algeria’s rich cultural heritage – Sites et monuments antiques de L’Algérie translated & revised by Philip Kenrick click here

Biographical Directory

Over 2000 entries

The Directory’s founder is M. Nauman Khan, who worked on it with Ghulam Mohiuddin. It is wide-ranging, spanning a period from early Islamic history to the twentieth century, It includes short accounts of about 3,000 men and women who have emerged from a Muslim milieu to influence the cultural, political and intellectual life of the society around them.

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On 10th December 1945, in one of his last acts as Governor of Sindh, Dow laid the foundation stone of a medical school in Karachi named after him – today the Dow University of Health Sciences. Perhaps the experts working on the teaching of colonialism in Pakistan’s schools need to assess whether this benevolent reputation is justified. click here

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Digital ‘time capsules’ to place on record twentieth century Muslim institutional histories & scholars’ contributions. For example the late Shakir Kocabas, pioneer in machine learning. Click here.


A corner for the site curators’ essays and blogs – some quirky, others serious. Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Hum Dekhenge in English, Turkish and Mandarin! click here.

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Fact files that keep track of told and untold past events – some continue to unfold.LATEST: Britain and the Galileo saga Click here