Gamal Abdel Nasser: The Life & Times of Egypt’s Charismatic Leader

Led by Mohammed Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Egyptian national revolution of 1952 is probably one of North Africa's most pivotal events in...

The Tales of Aspelta of Kush

Aspelta became the fourth king of Napata after the Assyrians' defeat of Pharaoh Tantamani- which consequently ended the Nubia kingdom's reign over Egypt. His...

Khedive Ismail: The Debtor Ruler of Egypt

History is full of leaders that have a tattered legacy due to incompetent leadership and corruption, but few have reached the level of mismanagement...

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi: End of an Era

Who was Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi? Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (محمدرضا پهلوی), or Mohammad Reza Shah, or sometimes misspelled as Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, was the...

Umm Kulthum: Celebrating Life with Arab Songs and Culture

Famously known as the “Star of the East,” Umm Kulthum has captivated the hearts of Arabs and North Africans with her powerful voice and...

Ahmed Ben Balla: Icon of Algerian Independence

Historians will tell you everything you need to know about Algeria's first leader after its independence from French colonial rule, Ahmed Ben Balla. Ahmed Ben...

Ibn Tumart: Charismatic Religious Leader

Ibn Tumart was a North African Muslim leader who founded the Almohad movement in North Africa. Tumart led a Berber tribesmen's organization to end...

Abu Nidal: The Most Feared Extremist

Abu Nidal was a terrorist mercenary who was once linked to the most dangerous terrorist organization in existence. In this article, we investigate more about...

What did the prophet Muhammad look like?

For non-Muslims interested in Islam, one of the common questions they ask is, "what did the Muhammad look like?" For most Muslims, prophets of Islam,...

Sir John Bagot Glubb and the Fate of Empires

In 1978, John Glubb published an inspiring essay with striking observations about the human race across the ages. In his essay, he finds patterns...