Table of Contents

Volume II

                                                  

Introduction

Unit 1- The Brick Layer and the Old Man

Section 1: The World Between Isa and the Birth of Muhammad ﷺ

    Part 1: Region One: China, Japan, Mongolia, Tibet, and Russia

    Part 2: Region Two: India, Persia, Indonesia and Australia

    Part 3: Region Three: Iraq, Italy, Turkey, Europe, Sham

    Part 4: Region Four: North and South America

    Part 5: Region Five: Africa and Arabia

  • The Line of Ishmael

  • How Judaism came to Yemen

  • The Companions of the Ditch

  • The Story of Abraha and the Elephant

  • The History of the Coming of Idols to Mecca

  • The Line of Adam to Muhammad ﷺ

  • Events Leading up to the Birth of the Prophet ﷺ

 

Unit 2: Darkness to Light

An Historical Narrative of Prophet Muhammadﷺ The Vanguard of Islam

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Letter to the Prophet ﷺ from a Convert of the Modern Day:

Section 3: The Short List of Reasons Why Islam came to Arabia:

Section 4: Sunrise Over the Horizon-How Islam Spread Over the Earth

Section 5: Historical Description of the Prophet ﷺ

Section 6: A Selection of Thirteen Roles of the Prophet ﷺ

    Part 1: Seal of the Prophets

    Part 2: A Mercy to the Worlds

    Part 3: Transmitter of the Qur’an

Notable Notes: Science and the Qur’an and Miracles

    Part 4: Teacher and Religious Guide

    Part 5: Conqueror of Hearts

    Part 6: Husband to the Mothers of the Believers and Father to the Ummah

    Part 7: Defender of Women’s Rights

    Part 8: Humble Servant and Friend

    Part 9: Leader of a Nation

    Part 10: General

    Part 11: Statesman

    Part 12: Judge

    Part 13: Friend of Allah

Play #1: Muhammad ﷺ in Manhattan

Section 7: Wormholes in the Qur’an

Section 8: Significant Historical Events which came after the Death of the Prophet ﷺ

 

Unit 3:  The Endearing Tree that bears the Sweetest of  Fruit

Section 1: Islam and the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs-Introduction

   Part 1: Roots – The Prophet ﷺ

   Part 2: Trunk – Abu Bakr Siddiqui

   Part 3: Branches and Blossoms – Umar ibn al-Khattab

   Part 4: Leaves – Uthman ibn Affan

   Part 5: Seeds – Ali ibn Abu Talib

 

Unit 4: History of Islamic Dynasties (661-1923)

Section 1: (661-1186)  Introduction

    Part 1: A limited timeline of relevant dynasties

Story: The Slaying of Ali

Section 2: The Umayyads of Syria (661-750)

                Part 1: Yazeed ibn Mu’awiyah

              Part 2: What Happened at Karbala?

              Part 3: Abd Al Malik bin Marwan (685-705)

              Part 4: Al-Walid Abd Al Malik (705-715)

Play #2  Why We Love our Blessed Jerusalem

             Part 5: Umar ibn Abdul Azeez (717-720)

Story: Umar the True

Notable Notes: China around the time of Umar II

Play #3 Tales of the Tabi’een

Section 3: The Abbasid Dynasty (749-1258)

              Part 1: Triumph

  • Al-Mansur (754 to 775 )

              Part 2: Triumph to Brilliance

  • Harun Al-Rashid (786-809)

Notable Notes: The Global Map at the Time of Harun Al-Rashid

              Part 3: Brilliance to Disorder

  • Al-Ma’mun ibn Harun (813-833)

Story: What he thought he knew…

              Part 4: Disorder to Collapse

              Part 5: Collapse to Annihilation (833-1258)

  • Al-Mu’tasim ibn Harun (833-842)

    • Al-Wathiq (842-847)

    • Al-Mu’tawwakil (847-861)

    • Al-Radi (934-940)

             Part 6: Annihilation

Section 4: The Umayyads of Spain (756-1492) Introduction

Story: The Tour Guide and the Stranger

             Part 1: Compare and Contrast - The Muslim Roots of the Medieval Renaissance

              Part 2: Europe verses the Muslims

  • Comparison of Schools and Universities 8th – 15th Centuries

Notable Notes: The Four Great Imams (plus 2)

  •  Comparison of Medicine 8th to 15th Century

  • Comparison of Architecture 8th to 15th Century

  • Comparison of Trade 8th to 15th Century

  • Comparison of Cities 8th to 15th Century

  • Comparison of Women 8th to 15th Century

  • Comparison of Weapons of War 8th to 15th Century

  • Comparison of Agriculture 8th to 15th Century

  • Comparison of Exploration and Maps 8th to 15th Century

Play #4: The Pursuit of the Jewel of Ilm

 

Section 5: Serious Shi’ites, Submitting Sindh, and Forever Farsi

The Impact of the Fatamid, Samanid, and Ghaznavid Dynasties

  Part 1: The Fatamids

  Part 2: The Samanids

   Part 3: The Ghaznavids

Conclusion to Unit 4 - Sections 1-5

 

 

Unit 5: The Great Seljuks to the Ayyubids (1077-1260)

Section 1: The Great Seljuks (1040-1194)

Story: Sanjar the Turk and the Great Sweep West

Section 2: The Seljuks of Rum (1077-1307)

An Acrostic Communique of the Ottomans

Section 3: Berber Dynasties I – The Almoravids (1056-1147)

Section 4: Berber Dynasties II – The Almohads (1130-1269)

Section 5: The Ayyubid Dynasty (1169-1260)

 

Unit 6: Delhi Sultanate, Nasrids, Mamluks, Ilkhanids, Timurids (1206-1517)

Section 1: The Brick Layer Teaches-World History Brought Close

 

Section 2: The Delhi Sultanate is Born

Section 3: The Nasrids of Spain (1232-1492)

Play # 5: Granada and the Fall of the Uighurs

Section 4: The Mamluks of Egypt (1250-1517 and Beyond)

               Part 1: The Bahriyyah Mamluks (1250-1382)

Notable Notes: Mali and the Golden King

              Part 2: The Burjiyyah Mamluks (1382-1517)

Section 5: The Ilkhanids of Iran

               Part 1: Genghis Khan (1206-1227)

Part 2: Hulagu Khan (1256-1265)

Part 3: Aqaba, son of Hulagu (1265-1282)

Part 4: Mahmud Ghazan Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan (1295-  1304)

Section 6: The Timurids (1370 – 1506)

Story: The Marauding Muslim and the Gentle Girl

             Part 1: Timur Lane (1370-1405)

Notable Notes: Zheng He (1371-1433)

                Part 2: Samarqand

Story: The Marauding Muslim and the Gentle Girl Part 2

            Part 3: Ulugh Beg (1447-1449)

 

Unit 7: The Mughals and the Safavids (1526-1722)

Section 1: The Mughal Dynasty Family Tree

Section 2: The Mughals of India (1526-1858)

                Part 1: Babur (1526-1530)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean      

                  Part 2: Humayun, son of Babur (1530-1540 & 1555-1556)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean      

                  Part 3: Akbar son of Humayun (1556-1605)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean

                  Part 4: Jahangir son of Akbar (1605-1627)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean      

                  Part 5: Shah Jahan son of Jahangir (1627-1658)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean      

                  Part 6: Aurangzeb son of Shah Jahan (1658-1707)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean

                  Part 7: The Lesser Mughals (1707-1837)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean

                    Part 8: Bahadur Shah Zafar II (1837-1858)

Notable Notes: A Perspective from across the Ocean

Section 3: The Safavids (1501-1722)

                Part 1: Shah Isma’il (1502-1524)

                  Part 2: Shah Tahmasp I (1524-1576)

                   Part 3: Shah ‘Abbas I (1587-1629)

                   Part 4: Shah Sultan Husayn (1694-1722)

 

Unit 8:  The Ottoman Empire (1281-1923)

Story One: An Oral Introduction to the Ottoman Empire

Section 1: A Synopsis of Events between Story One and Story Two

Story Two: The Tale of the Golden Age as told by Doku

Section 2: A Synopsis of Events between Story Two and Story Three

Story Three: The Dismal Decline of the Ottoman Dynasty

Section 3: Abdul Hamid II  1876-1909                   

Section 4: Ataturk and the Young Turks

Section 5: Timeline of Tyranny and Other Worldly Things  1623 - 1923

                  Part 1: Region One: China, Japan, Mongolia, Tibet, and Russia

                  Part 2: Region Two: India, Persia, Indonesia, Australia

                  Part 3: Region Three: Europe, Turkey, Sham, Finland, Sweden

                  Part 4: Region Four: North and South America

                  Part 5: Region Five: Arabia and Africa

Section 6: A Fall of Epic Proportions

                 Part 1: World War I 1914-1918

               Part 2: The Sykes-Picot Treaty

               Part 3: Mustafa Kamal and the Republic of Turkey

Section 7: Bani Israel, the Khazars, the Zionists, and World Jewry 1CE to 1923 - A Continuation of the Timeline of Bani Israel in Volume I

 

   Appendix: Sources for Volume II & Map and Picture Attributions

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