Lavishly illustrated and written in a style accessible to all, Islam: An Illustrated Journey tells the story of Islam. Beginning in the world of late antiquity and the pre-Islamic period, the book takes the reader through Islam’s formative era and early development in the Arabian peninsula, the rise and decline of its major dynasties, including the Umayyads, Abbasids, Fatimids, Mughals, Safavids, Ottomans and finally up to its place in the modern world.

Islam: An Illustrated Journey includes detailed information on the Shiʿi tradition and its distinctive and important contributions to Islamic civilisation. Throughout, the book provides portraits of diverse Muslim traditions and communities of interpretation, past and present.

The book complements the popular Golden Jubilee publication, The Ismailis: An Illustrated History, by situating the history of the Ismailis within the context of diverse Muslim communities of interpretation. It offers a clear and comprehensive introduction for all those curious about the history, landscape, thought, heritage and material culture of Muslim civilisation.

Discover untold stories of key events, personalities and achievements in Islamic history across all the major regions of the Muslim world.