What countries in Europe are Islamic?
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Turkey are Muslim-majority countries in Europe. Historically, prior to 1500, there were Islamic States in Iberia, and until World War I, the Islamic Ottoman Empire had a presence in southeast Europe. ...
Asked in Islam, Countries, States, and Cities
Are there 57 Islamic states in the world?
The OIC (Oranization of the Islamic Conference) has 57 member states, with 3 observer states. It would be impossible to determine exactly how many Islamic states there are because a.) how do you determine what a "state" is exactly? and b.) how do you determine it is Islamic? (Majority? Government?) But, it would be safe to say there are 57 recognized Islamic states by the OIC. ...
Asked in Imperialism, History of Islam
How could the countries of the Islamic World have retained their independent states?
If the countries of the Islamic World had retained ideological support for scientific and technological progress, such as they had had during the Islamic Golden Age, they could have remained militarily and economically competitive with Europe. This would have allowed them to prevent Europeans from colonizing them. ...
Asked in Europe
How many people live in Europe compared to the united states?
Europe has a larger density of population than any of the other continents. It has twice as many people as the United States. ...
What are some of he places ibn batuta visited in Africa and Europe?
Ibn Battuta was a Muslim explorer, mainly exploring the Islamic lands of the Earth. However, his journey included many non-Islamic lands as well, the majority being Europe. He traveled to Southern and Eastern Europe in addition to Northern, Western, and Eastern Africa. ...
Where do people study Islam religion?
People study Islam in: Many Islamic countries; in particular in Cairo at AlAzhar in Egypt and in Makkah (or Mecca) and Madinah (or Medina) in Saudi Arabia Many institutions in Europe that have departments to teach Islamic religion. ...
Asked in Comics, History of Islam
Who were the main enemies of the Muslims?
First of all, "the Muslims" have not been politically unified for centuries. Often the worst enemy for a particular Islamic Empire would be another Islamic Empire. In Spain, for example, during the Taifa Kingdoms period, Islamic States would often solicit help from Christian States in the north to jointly launch an attack on a different Islamic State. On other occasions, Islamic Empires fought against Christian States, Hindu States, Sikh States, Buddhist States, and Animist States. Currently, the greatest amount of Muslims' angst and...
Asked in History of Europe, Islam, Byzantine Empire
What impact did the Byzantine and Islamic civilizations have on Western Europe?
The Crusades were a profoundly impactful event from the Byzantine/Islamic World on Western Europe. In addition, Islamic Empires controlled parts of Iberia (Spain and Portugal) from 711 C.E. to 1492 C.E. These interactions between Eastern Culture and Western Culture were responsible for the massive shift in Europe back to Classical Culture in the Renaissance. ...