Dr. Salman Younas gives an introduction
to the eponymous 'founder' of the Hanafi school of Sunni law. He
tackles misconceptions about Abu Hanafi's standing as hadith
transmitter and allegations of his Murjia heresy.
Dr. Khalil Andani
gives perhaps the most succinct introduction to the history of
Ismailism. We cover their beginnings, understanding of revelation,
the Qaramatians, the Fatimid caliphate and sub-sects.
Hanne speaks passionately about not imposing simple sectarian
or ethnic identities onto the history of the Buyid dynasty's
relationship with the Abbasid caliphate. Funny, candid and
An audio platform for the study of the pre-modern Islamic(ate) past and beyond. We interview academics, archivists and artists on their work for peers and junior students in the field. We aim to educate, inspire, perhaps infuriate, and on the way entertain a little too.
Suitable also for general listeners with an interest in geographically diverse medieval history.