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When women got the vote, around the world.

When women got the vote, around the world.

New Zealand was first, and Saudi Arabia was most recent – although women still do not have full voting rights there, as they may only vote or run for office in municipal elections not national elections.

When women got the vote, around the world.

When women got the vote, around the world.

New Zealand was first, and Saudi Arabia was most recent – although women still do not have full voting rights there, as they may only vote or run for office in municipal elections not national elections.

A pearl diver in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, 1935

A pearl diver in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, 1935

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The Syrian Civil War: Every Day

From March 2011, to March 2018.

How Is The Qur’an Organized?

The Qur’an consists of 114 chapters called surats. The chapters are not arranged in the order in which they were first recited by Muhammad, over a period of 23 years. Instead, the Qur’an’s surats are in the re-arranged order that Muhammad placed them in after they were all revealed to Muhammad.

The Sauds and the Salafis: The History of a Po…

Born in 1703, Muhammad ibn Wahhab came from Najd at the heart of Arabia. After study in Medina and 12 years of travel and study in Iraq, he returned to Arabia to launch a puritanical reform of Islam. He took aim at popular piety, destroying saints’ tombs and cutting down sacred trees. He ordered the stoning of adulterous women, and preached jihad against unbelievers – Shia Muslims among them. In short, he rejected 1,400 years of Muslim thought. But his message was popular. By the mid-1700s, Wahhab’s “True Muslims,” or Salafis, were powerful enough to be making alliances with the Bedouin Saud family against the Ottomans. In return, the first Saudi state endorsed the Wahhab movement. It benefited both sides: the Wahhabs had support for their extreme religious reforms, and the Sauds had given their new state legitimacy that came not from royal blood but from religious purpose.

This symbiotic relationship remains today: Saudi Arabia supports Wahhabist schools around the world, and Wahhabists recognize the Sauds as deserving to rule due to their commitment to purifying Islam.

The Saudi Arabian fashion designer, Parveen Shaath, seated left…

The Saudi Arabian fashion designer, Parveen Shaath, seated left on the couch, with her friends in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in the 1960s.

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Malcolm X, murdered in 1965, and Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud….

Malcolm X, murdered in 1965, and Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Faisal ended slavery in Saudi Arabia in 1962, and was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 until he got murdered by his nephew in 1975. Saudi Arabia 1964

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