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Rageh Omaar host the BBC series, The Ottomans: Europe's Muslim Emperors (PA)

BBC series explores how the Suleiman the Magnificent submitted Sharia law to his own will

People walk through the Sultan Ahmed Square in Istanbul (PA)

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

Rageh Omaar pictured in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Koran is believed to be the immutable word of God, and so, unlike the Bible, cannot be seen historically

Rageh Omaar at Mecca: he treats his subject fairly

Can contemporary Muslims reconcile history with a model of revelation that claims to be ahistorical?