Shainool jiwa is a senior faculty member at the institute of ismaili studies london as a specialist on the fatimids she has written and lectured extensively on medieval islamic history and has edited and translated key medieval arabic texts relating to fatimid history including the founder of cairo 2013 and towards a shii mediterranean empire 2009. The fatimids in egypt contributed by prof dr nazeer ahmed phd the fatimid conquest of egypt 969 was a defining moment in islamic history it destroyed any semblance of central authority in the muslim world provoked the reaction of the turks as defenders of orthodox sunni islam impelled the omayyads in spain to declare their. The fatimids 1 the rise of a muslim empire world of islam 909 1171 to rule over substantial parts of the medieval muslim world rivaling both the umayyads of spain and the abbasids at its peak the fatimid empire extended from the atlantic shores of north africa across the southern mediterranean and down both sides of the red sea . The fatimids the rise of a muslim empire the ismaili centre london in collaboration with the institute of ismaili studies will host a conversation with dr shainool jiwa the author with mahmood ahmed about her new publication this publication is the first book in the iis new world of islam series dr shainool jiwa the author will
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