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  1. WI: Egypt Remains Majority Coptic

    Background Info: Before the Muslim Conquest of Egypt (639-646) by the Rashidun Caliphate, the Copts made up the majority of Egypt since the 3rd century. After the conquest took place, the Arabs settled in Egypt bringing along the religion of Islam with them. The Copts faced persecution and...
  2. Bulgarian Sultanate

    Could Bulgaria become a sultanate between 700-850? How would Bulgaria be different from OTL? How would it affect history? (My first time here btw)
  3. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    Muslim minority in Arabia

    This is a simple question really, is there a way that the Arabian peninsula could become majority some religion other than Islam, while the faith itself remains a significant presence in another part of the world?
  4. coffeebreakcigarette

    119 : Twin Suns Taboo
    Threadmarks: The Day of Three Suns

    DECLASSIFIED CONVERSATION BETWEEN FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES POWELL AND AMBASSADOR TO PERU JOHN RANDLE HAMILTON CP : "Hello Mister Hamilton" JRH : "Good day to you, Secretary of State" [DEEP BREATH, PROBABLY JHR] CP : "I am in an important meeting right now, Ambassador. It must...
  5. 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...
  6. AHC/WI: Catholic Hungary, Muslim Transylvania, Orthodox Romania

    Would this be a possible and plausible state for these countries by the mid 18th century, maybe even lasting into the present day? For example, the Ottoman Empire is pushed back below Belgrade in the late 17th century, and the Habsburgs take Hungary, the Counter-Reformation successfully...
  7. KingOnTheEdge

    DBAHC: Wank Islam

    Islam is a small Abrahamic faith localized in the arabian deserts. Its Prophet, Mohammad, united the arabic tribes under his faith. However, most attempts to expand out of Arabia, both politically, and theologically, have failed. Your challenge is to make Islam a major player in modern...
  8. A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb / a resurgent Islam TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb This timeline is partly inspired by the Muslim World: The True Faith timeline and by an in-development mod for Hearts of Iron 4 called Bayt al-Hikmah, though with my own views and interpretations on how an Islam-dominated world would...
  9. WI - Effects of Islamic India

    What if by the 20th Century, Indian Subcontinent was Majority(90%) Muslim in religious demographics due to religious conversions similar to Indonesia , How will it affect India in the 19th century as well as in the future during the Independence How will Indian Independence Movement be in this...
  10. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Muslims Conquer Persia?

    Otl, despite some early success, the arab conquest simply didn't have the manpower to hold Sassanid persia, and they were repulsed after five years of war. Your challenge is to give them that full conquest. What happens after it?
  11. 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...
  12. GameBawesome

    AHC: Islamic Japanese Daimyo Clan

    Challenge: There have been Daimyo clans that has been Christian, and Buddhist, but what if an Islamic clan? The challenge is to create a Japanese Daimyo clan that converts to Islam. They don’t have to survive to the present day, they just have to exist in a moment between 600s to 1700s, you...
  13. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Muslims Conquer Spain?

    Otl, the Visogoths managed to repulse the Umaayads from Iberia, thus keeping it Christian. But what if they failed, and Iberia fell to invaders? Could a christian state emerge in the mountainous north, ala the Kingdom of Tangiers in northern Morocco? What would the ramifications be? Ooc: the...
  14. Mr_Fanboy

    What makes some religions good at conversion, and others not?

    There is a currently-active thread asking a similar question about Islam, but I felt as though the topic could be broadened. To quote my post from that thread... Now, in hindsight, perhaps Tengrism was not a great example in this context, but my other points still stand. How come some...
  15. AHC/WI Islamic European culture. Turkey as a model?

    How do you think European culture would have turned out like if most countries would have been successfully converted to Islam in the 16th and 17th century, following a successful Ottoman occupation? Modern Turkey seems to be a curious mixture of German and Middle Eastern culture. Outside of...
  16. KingOnTheEdge

    Why Was Islam So Good At Conversion?

    The caliphates spread from arabia to Spain to Pakistan, and the islamic faithspread farther, into india, central asia, subsaharan africa, and indonesia, converting people from native pagan faiths, Hinduism, buddhism, zoroastrianism, and christianity. My question is, why? I know about the tax on...
  17. GauchoBadger

    WI: The Báb escapes from prison?

    What if the Báb, that is, the messianic leader of the Babist movement that flourished in Iran in the late 1840's (and later lended inspiration to the Baha'i movement), had somehow miraculously escaped his confinement by Iranian state authorities in Tabriz, in 1850 or so, to later reappear among...
  18. Expansion of Islam in case of a Recovered Persia and Roman Empire?

    Had there been delays or a shift in schedule of events so that the Persians and Romans had enough time to recover from their war, how much would the Caliphate be blunted in their conquests? Would they shift more of their energy into the South (and perhaps East)? How long would it even take for...
  19. lerk

    Ataturk the Islamist

    IOTL, Turkish propaganda during the Turkish War of Independence had a religious tint, that they were going to save the caliphate against Christian countries (Greece, UK, and France). Ataturk even made a show of praying to make it seem that the propaganda was genuine: Let's say the propaganda...
  20. WI: Hafez al-Assad assassinated in 26th of June, 1980?

    So in our timeline, as cited on Wikipedia, Hafez al-Assad was nearly killed by the Muslim Brotherhood at a diplomatic function, so close that he narrowly escaped waiting for a diplomatic function. This is during the time of the Islamist Uprising in Syria (the precursor to the Syrian Civil War)...
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