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  1. WI: Constitutional Caliphate?

    OTL, In April 744 Yazid iii mentioned he would implement the following policies: Not to build any buildings of stone or brick, nor to dig any canals. (Referring to palaces and private gardens) Not to hoard wealth. Not to give wealth to wives or children. To transfer wealth from one province to...
  2. 744; The Alids, A Better Caliphate
    Threadmarks: Revolution

    In mid 744, after the assassination of Walid ii, at the site of the prophet's mother's grave (alAbwa), the majority of Banu Hashim, including the Abbasids: Ibrahim al imam, Saffah and AlMansur, all pledged fealty to Muhammad ibn Abdullah anNafs azZakiyyah. The Abbasids won the loyalty of...
  3. Possible Byzantium with a Muslim Emperor?

    As the title says, i want to know if there was any chance for a Muslim to become the Emperor of Rome. I dont mean someone like the Ottomans taking the title of Byzantine/Roman Emperors, i mean a Muslim guy manages to outwit the Byzantine powercenters and insert himself onto Emperorship. It...
  4. Continuing after Sufetula 647; Muslim Europe

    In 647, outside the temporary capital of the exarchate of Africa, Sufetula, the Muslims crushed the Roman army, killing the exarch Gregory. Leaving the rest of the Roman Maghreb defenceless. Commanded by some of the most senior of companions of the prophet: But instead of pressing on, they...
  5. kasumigenx

    A divergent philippines
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    On 1600s the Ilocanos, Kapampangans, and Pangasinenses would adopt Chinese influences and would be partially sinified as a result, while the Gaddangic like the Gaddangs, Irrayas, Yogads, and Irita would increase in population in Cagayan Valley in the 1600s and would continue to resist the...
  6. A Muslim Vatican: The Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina as Vatican-like independent city-states

    Would it be viable for the two Islamic Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina to be declared de-jure independent city-states (or both cities as a single state), that are geopolitically neutral, and do not belong to any country, but instead belong to the Ummah (the Muslim world), are (in theory) open to...
  7. PakistaniGuyUK

    If Ukraine had been a Muslim nation would the conflict have largely been ignored in the West?

    I feel this is an important question given how the fallout of the War has negatively impacted us ordinary folk here in the West; folk who more often than not have no great political investment or interest in what happens in the East. I'm not really raising a question here about racial or...
  8. AHC: Powerful Pan-Islamist Bloc By End of 20th Century

    What would it take for the major Muslim countries, run by Islamist or Islamist-friendly governments, to create a Pan-Islamist bloc that can at least challenge (probably not outright win in a total war, more like win in a proxy war) the other major alliances like the Warsaw Pact/Comintern and...
  9. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI: Ruslan Khasbulatov becomes the first ethnic Chechen Muslim President of Russia in 1993...?

    OTL: Wikipedia states that Ruslan Khasbulatov was the 'Second most powerful man in Russia after Boris Yeltsin in 1993.' During the Constitutional crisis the Russian Parliament (Khasbulatov the Speaker, Alexander Rutskoy Vice-President) pitted themselves against Boris Yeltsin (the President). To...
  10. Sarthak

    Emperor Gaozong and Pei restore Narsieh to a rump Sassanian State.

    So the son of Peroz III, Narseih was going to Persia, or more specifically the Persian steppes to be restored to the sassanian throne with the aid of a noble named Pei with the backing of the Tang Dynasty. Apparently the plan was to liberate transoxiana, and then restore Peroz III's rump state...
  11. SunKing105

    WI: Umar and Mu'awiya die from the Plague of Amwas?

    The plague of Emmaeus, rendered in Arabic as Amwas, was a recurrence of the bubonic plague epidemics that had afflicted the region, and was likely a resurgence of the plague of Justinian. It started in the city of Amwas, captured after the victories at Ajnadayn and Yarmouk, in the army camp...
  12. Post-Umayyad Caliphate(s) without Persia

    It's without a doubt that Persia has has highly influenced Islam and the Caliphate in its early history. In fact, the Persians had formed the backbone of the Abbasid administration and most scholars of the Islamic golden age were Persian. So therefore I pose a question: What future does the...
  13. Mr_Fanboy

    Implications of Islam as a Universal Religion

    I am no expert in Islamic history, but let me sketch out a very rough scenario. Say that during the early Muslim conquests the Umayyad Caliphate is able to take Constantinople, largely inheriting the mantle of the Roman Empire, and that later on, in some counterpart to the Battle of Tours, the...
  14. AHC: With a POD after 1200, repulse the Reconquista and recover Al-Andalus

    Al-Andalus was in decline for centuries (corruption and decadence come into mind) and was at its death kneel by 1200 with the power balance clearly in favour of the Christian Kingdoms of Portugal, Castille and Aragon. However, I challenge you to do whatever you can to not only repel the...
  15. WI: What if Ismail al-Jazari invented the steam engine?

    There are several historical figures that were not too far off inventing the steam engine however, al-Jazari was undoubtedly the closest, in the early 13th century... A proto-industrial revolution with only al-Jazari's inventions is a possibility, he invented an early crankshaft in 1206 [1], he...
  16. Višeslav

    How does Saladin not ruling egypt affect the crusader states?

    Saladin's role in more or less removing catholic forces from the holy land is often very much hyped up. He is seen by many as the saviour of the Islamic world from Christian invaders. Now I don't believe in the idea that a great man alone is enough to shape history so drastically. What I'm...
  17. AHC: Exactly Equal Proportions of the Abrahamic Religions

    As of 2015, the Abrahamic religions make up 55.7% of the world's populations, with 31.2% Christian, 24.1% Muslim, and 0.2% Jewish. My challenge is to make a world where by the current year, equal percentages of Jews, Christians, and Muslims make up the Abrahamic religion's population. To not...
  18. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    Islamic Hawai'i

    1. How could Islam successfully spread to the Island chain? 2. What (predominately) Muslim group would have the best chances of reaching the islands? 3. When could this occur? 4. What affects would this have on Hawaiian culture, both prior to and after being annexed by the U.S.(or any other...
  19. JustinianTheGrand

    What if the Pope declared a Crusade against the Ottomans in 1470?

    The fall of Constantinople is often considered to be one of the biggest blows to Christendom in history. However, the remaining Christian Kingdoms did not attempt to reclaim the ancient city. What if the Pope decided to declare a crusade to reclaim the Balkans and Anatolia around 1470 against...
  20. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: Berberized Al-Andalus

    When and how can we insert a strong Berber cultural, political, and religious component into Al-Andalus, after its conquest by Islamic forces? Perhaps through a more successful spread of the Berber Revolt of the 740's into Iberia? What would be the effects of a less Arab, more Berber Al-Andalus...
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