1400 OMG

Hosted ByProfessor Saeed Khan

1400 OMG is the millennial Muslim's guide to what the heck happened in the last two centuries.

1400 OMG is your guide to what the heck happened in Muslim History.

Muslim lands are currently wrought with war. The Caliphate formally ended. Sectarianism rampant. Terror in the name of Islam. Barely any theological progress.

This series will reflect on the last 1400 years in the Muslim world and dig deep into some of the root causes of the situation many Muslims find themselves in today. The series is inquisitive and reflective.

Host:
Saeed A. Khan is currently in the Department of History and Lecturer in the Department of Near East & Asian Studies at Wayne State University-Detroit, Michigan, where he teaches Islamic and Middle East History, Islamic Civilizations and History of Islamic Political Thought. Mr. Khan is also a Research Fellow at Wayne State University’s Center for the Study of Citizenship. He is also Adjunct Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Detroit-Mercy and at Rochester College, co-teaching a course on Muslim-Christian Diversity.

With areas of focus including US policy, globalization, Middle East and Islamic Studies, as well as genomics and bioethics, Mr. Khan has been a contributor to several media agencies, such as C-Span, NPR, Voice of America and the National Press Club, as well as newspapers and other outlets, and is also a consultant on Islamic and Middle East affairs for the BBC and the CBC. In addition, he has served as consultant to the US-Arab Economic Forum. Mr. Khan has founded the Center for the Study of Trans-Atlantic Diasporas, a think tank and policy center examining and comparing the condition of ethnic immigrant groups in North America and Europe, consulting the US and UK governments on their respective Muslim communities. Most recently, Mr. Khan has become co-host of the radio show “Detroit Today” on Detroit Public Radio.


All Episodes

E2: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

Over three hundred years ago, a poorly-armed Algerian Muslim leader battled one of the best-equipped armies in the world – and against all odds, held his ground. For a...

E1: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

In the heart of Middle America, in the northeast corner of the State of Iowa, there’s a small town, a town so tiny it doesn’t even have a traffic...

S2E8: Palestine Pt 8 – 1400 OMG

The Madrid Talks was the first major attempt at discussion between Israel and the Arab Nations. It was headed by President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State James...

S2E7: Palestine Pt 7 – 1400 OMG

Where is this conflict heading? Is there a plan, a happy end, reconciliation? What does the future hold for the people in these lands? These are the questions going...

S2E6: Palestine Pt 6 – 1400 OMG

Another ten years passed of relative peace, yet tension, in region. Then, in 1967, the famous Six Day War occurred. It began in May 1967, Nasser orders naval blockade...

S2E5: Palestine Pt 5 – 1400 OMG

1948…the year Israel was established. Imagine being a Palestinian that year. The British have given the majority of your land to a minority of foreign immigrants. Your greatest fear...

S2E4: Palestine Pt 4 – 1400 OMG

The Palestinians had had enough. The year was 1936, and the Palestinians could no longer handle to frustrating realities of the Jewish immigration and the British rule. Determined to...

S2E3: Palestine Pt 3 – 1400 OMG

When we last visited Palestine, the British had drafted the Balfour Declaration, creating new problems in the region. The British has promised the land of Palestine to various parties....

S2E2: Palestine Pt 2 – 1400 OMG

The British needed allies in the Ottoman Empire to divide/fracture it. They found their ally in Sharif Husayn. Sharif Husayn is the appointed custodian of Mecca/Medina, or governor of...