H. M. Lauzière

My blogs

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Student
Occupation Blogger and student of Middle Eastern history
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Introduction My interests lie in the fascinating origins, history, and progression of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and Southeast Asia with a particular focus on their peoples, cultures, languages, geography, and religions, as well as the current issues affecting these regions.
Interests Abbasid caliphate, Abrahamic religions, Al-Andalus, Arabic, Arabic calligraphy, Berbers, Classical Arabic, Comparative religion, Documentaries, Early Christianity, Early Islamic history, French, Hasidic Jews, Hebrew, Hijri calendar, Iran, Islam, Islamic art, Islamic calligraphy, Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), Islamic law (shari’ah), Ijtihad, Jerusalem, Jewish calendar, Judaism, Madinah (Medina), Makkah (Mecca), Middle Eastern history, Middle Eastern cuisine, Morocco, Muslim-Christian relations, Muslim-Jewish relations, Non-fiction, Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Qur’anic recitation (tajwid), Rashidun caliphate, Reading, Religious minorities of the Middle East, Semitic languages, Sephardic Jews, Shari’ah, Sunni-Shi’ah relations, The Arabian peninsula, The Levant, Traveling, Twelver Shi’ism, North Africa, Umayyad caliphate, Women in Islam
Favorite Books A History of Christian-Muslim Relations (Hugh Goddard), Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Carl W. Ernst), Jerusalem: One City Three Faiths (Karen Armstrong), Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (Akbar Ahmed), Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam (Akbar Ahmed), Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds (Joel L. Kraemer), Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (Martin Lings), The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists (Khaled M. Abou El Fadl), The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future (Vali Nasr)