Abbasid Empire

Muhammad ibn Zakariyya al-Razi, the greatest physician of the Middle Ages

On August 27, 854, celebrated alchemist, physician, philosopher and polymath Muhammad ibn Zakariyya al-Razi (Rhazes)…

Harun al-Rashid dies, March 24, 809 CE

On this day, 24 March 809 CE, the 5th Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid died because…

Al-Musta’sim is executed by the Mongols

On this day, 20 February 1258, Al-Musta’sim, the last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad was executed…

Baghdad falls

On this day, 10 February 1258, the Abbasid capital city of Baghdad finally fell to…

Idrisid dynasty is founded

On this day, 5 February 789 CE (4 Ramadan, 172 AH), Idris ibn Abd Allah…