The iHistory project (formerly known as Islamic History Review) began in early 2014 as a blog, the purpose of which is to help young Muslims (in particular) understand some of the historical currents that have shaped the world in which we live in today. Essentially, this project is about contextualizing the present by learning about the past. However, “the past” is not simply limited to history that can be discussed academically but also traditional history (history found in non-academic sources) and social memory (the way people choose to remember their past). This project also looks at broader themes in Islamic history and attempts to draw meaningful conclusions from them. Finally, this project is a call to action, because at IHR we firmly believe that understanding makes action obligatory. We’re only trying to study the past to understand the present and to create a better future, inshaAllah.