Museums have avoided displaying images of the Prophet in recent years – but might this not do a disservice to the heritage of Islam?
The discovery of an important manuscript reshapes our understanding of early Islamic culture
The ancient mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun deserves to be much better known
A meticulous study of the Chester Beatty Ruzbihan Qur’an does justice to the ingenuity of its calligrapher
Madaba preserves traces of the ancient Greek-Christian culture of the Middle East
An ambitious, if limited, exhibition compares the early traditions of five faiths
The Egyptian artist Wael Shawky talks to Apollo about his animated versions of the Crusades