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This series is devoted to the men and women throughout history who have made a significant contribution to the political, intellectual and religious landscape of the Muslim world. Each title combines first-rate scholarship with a strong emphasis on readability, and thus serves as a perfect introduction for lay readers and academics alike.

Series editors: Khaled El-Rouayheb (Harvard) and Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

‘A brilliant and compelling, accessible and scholarly series of great history books that brings to life the greatest Moslem leaders in history… these are essential reading for anyone interested in Islamic history and culture – or anyone who just enjoys great reads about giant historical characters.’ SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE

All titles from Makers of the Muslim World

‘Abd al-Mu’min

Maribel Fierro

Ibn ‘Asakir of Damascus

Suleiman A. Mourad

Ibn Hamdis the Sicilian

William Granara

Ahmad ibn Tulun

Matthew S. Gordon

‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan

Heather N. Keaney

Ibn Taymiyya

Jon Hoover

Aisha al-Ba’uniyya

Th. Emil Homerin

Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi

Itzchak Weismann

Shah Abbas

Sholeh Quinn

Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab

Michael Crawford

Ibn Tufayl

Taneli Kukkonen

Muhammad Abduh

Mark Sedgwick

Hasan al-Banna

Gudrun Krämer

Elijah Muhammad

Herbert Berg

Mulla Sadra

Sayeh Meisami

Usama ibn Munqidh

Paul M. Cobb

Chinggis Khan

Michal Biran

Karim Khan Zand

John R Perry

Ahmad al-Mansur

Mercedes Garcia-Arenal

Mehmed Ali

Khaled Fahmy

Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Christopher Melchert

Mu’awiya ibn abi Sufyan

Stephen Humphreys


Andre Wink

Husain Ahmad Madani

Barbara D. Metcalf


Joel Gordon


Michael Cooperson

Nazira Zeineddine

Miriam Cooke


Margaret Larkin

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