Firas Alkhateeb is an American researcher, writer and historian who specializes in the Islamic world. He completed his BA in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2010 and has since been teaching Islamic history at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. He is currently a student of traditional Islamic sciences. His first book is "Lost Islamic History", which covers the history of Muslim societies throughout the world in a concise and approachable fashion.  He also founded and writes the website Lost Islamic History.