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  1. 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...
  2. Threads where Islam doesn’t exist

    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/collaborative-timeline-dunes-of-the-desert-a-timeline-without-islam.457532/page-24 https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/heirs-of-heraclius-a-no-islam-timeline.469583/ https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/no-islam-tl.502603/...
  3. Sons of Sasan: A Persian Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Fall of Constantinople

    From “Persia: The Briefest Possible History” by Farrokh Barbarz The last and greatest confrontation between the Persians and the Romans would come to an end in 626 AD when Shah Khosrau the Great[1], alongside his Slavic and Avar allies, took the city of Constantinople. Emperor Heraclius, upon...
  4. Ocean canine

    Where The Spice Flows// A Somali TL-
    Threadmarks: Prologue

  5. Muhammad flees to Ethiopia, converts it to Islam?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migration_to_Abyssinia During the early days of Islam, in 613 AD, a group of Muslims fled to the kingdom of Aksum in order to escape persecution by the Quraysh. The king, Najashi, not only gave them shelter but also rebuked a Quraysh delegation calling for their...
  6. Ali avoids his assassination?

    The fourth and last of the Rashidun caliphs, Ali's reign was engulfed by a civil war, the First Fitna, between him and the supporters of Mu'awiya, governor of Syria and a member of the Banu Umayya clan. The biggest battle of the war, fought at Siffin, ended in a stalemate thanks to a call for...
  7. Abd ar-Rahman II

    WI : The Abbasids defeat the Mongol Invasion of Iraq

    I was reading some old post from @John7755 يوحنا were he discussed the recovery of the Abbasids in the post Seljuk era and how they might have succeeded in beating back Hulagu and his army the PoD is a different and far more competent Caliph al Musta'sim that take the Mongol threats...
  8. PolishMagnet

    Latest possible PoD to restore Egyptian religion?

    What is the latest possible PoD for some form of Egyptian religion to be restored/founded (in Egypt, of course)? It must be an Egyptian religion involving worship of at least one native Egyptian deity IE Ra, Set, Isis, Osiris, etc, not a syncretic religion like Hellenism and not a composite...
  9. Domz

    What if the Spanish colonized the Philippines 100 years after OTL?

    It has been said that the islands of the Philippines was on the verge of adopting Islam (like Indonesia OTL) by the time the Spanish first arrived in the Philippines in the early 16th century, converting the Southernmost regions of the Philippines as well as the region surrounding modern-day...
  10. Republican Abrahamic religions

    what if Abrahamic religions were Republican instead of being monarchic with Israel and Judea being Republics instead of Monarchies ,Judaism incorporating those ideals and Christianity, Islam continuing them. How would this effect religion and world history
  11. 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...
  12. Umayyad Victory at the Battle of the Zab divided caliphate?

    Something I always wondered is if the Umayyad caliphate wom this battle during the Abbasid revolution would it have pushed back and united the caliphate or would the Abbasid just keep their holding east of the zagros if so how does an extremely early problem of the two caliphates evolve how does...
  13. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC/WI: Indochina becomes Muslim-majority, Maritime SEA remains Hindu-Buddhist

    A while ago I made this thread: AHC: Muslim-majority Indochina. It gained quite some traction and interest before eventually dying off, which motivated to me to try something more unique. The objective of this AHC is once again to make Indochina a firmly Islamic region, but with a twist...
  14. TheWitheredStriker

    WI / AHC: Ramathipadi I / Sultan Ibrahim of Cambodia isn't overthrown

    Ramathipadi I is notably the only king of Cambodia in its history to convert to Islam, renaming himself to Sultan Ibrahim. He did this after being implored by his partner (and eventual wife and queen), Neak Moneang, who was of Cham and / or Malay blood. The two had a daughter, Princess Dav...
  15. Taunay

    WI: Ali chosen as caliph in 644

    I'm taking a break from Brazilian history and will now focus on the history of both the Arab nations (I may sometimes post about the Turks and Persians) and Islam more broadly. IOTL, following the death of Umar, a commitee was tasked to choose the next caliph. IOTL, although there were many...
  16. The City Has Fallen: An Umayyad Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Fall of Constantinople

    From “Amir al-Mu‘minin: History of the Caliphs” by Suleiman al-Dimashqi The fall of Constantinople was met by great celebration within the Dar al-Islam[1] and with great mourning within the lands of Christendom. The city, built by the Christian Emperor Constantine for whom it was named, had...
  17. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC: Muslim-majority Indochina

    The challenge is to have Islam spread across Mainland Southeast Asia beyond Malaya and the Cham and become the majority religion (at least 60 - 70%). Bonus points if all five countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) are Muslim-majority. Vietnam alone also accords bonus points...
  18. kasumigenx

    Culture of a non abrahamic world

    I created this thread due to certain discussions in the thread The fate of science in the non-Abrahamic world, how would the continued morality and culture of the antiquity and the east affect the world if they continued being dominant? I wonder how the world's culture will be affected by not...
  19. LibPrime

    Challenge: Find a way for the Islamic world to be as dominant as their Christian rivals

    From Islam's inception to roughly the 1500s, the Islamic world and the Christian world appeared to be going down the same path. Yet for some reason nations such as England, France, Spain, and many others colonized much of the world while Oman and perhaps the Ottomans are the only two who...
  20. What if Ali wasn't assassinated?

    On January 26, 661, Ali, the fourth and final Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, was assassinated by a Kharijite named Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam, who struck him in the head with a poisoned sword. Ali's assassination remains a momentous event in the history of Islam, and the ramifications of what...
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