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History of Islam, Part 4 of 5: Partisans of Ali

Ever since the dispute between Ali and Abu Bakr over the succession of Muhammad, Ali had gained a fiercely loyal following. And despite Ali’s allegiance and loyalty to the first three Caliphs, a large group of Muslims still considered Ali as the only chosen and legitimate successor of Muhammad…

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Review: Fragile Empire

Of all the recent books about the current Russian president, Ben Judah’s Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin stands out the most for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s not quite a biography. Instead, it’s more like a history book with Vladimir Putin as the protagonist…

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Review: Memoirs of Babur

Baburnama or ‘Memoirs of Babur’ is considered all a novel, a journal, and a historic document. Whatever it may be, it’s the remarkable story of Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, a descendant of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan and the Turkic conqueror Tamerlane…