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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse
The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it was the thriving capital of the Muslim world. It was home to the House of Wisdom, an academy of knowledge that attracted brains from far and wide....
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The Unpublished Works of Arabic Geography: An Overview and a Classification
Islamic geographical texts are not only valuable in terms of geographical research, they also constitute an essential resource in the study of Arab-Islamic civilisation - its literature, history,...
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The European Jerusalem: Sarajevo, where Muslim heritage flourished in Central Europe
During Ottoman rule, Sarajevo was heralded as the “European Jerusalem”, as its invaluable contributions to civil engineering, industry, trade and architecture attracted people from various ethnic and...
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Cairo: A Millennial
In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in 1969, focus is laid on the history of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, founded in 969 by General Gawhar, in the name of the Fatimid...
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Piri Reis: A Genius 16th-Century Ottoman Cartographer and Navigator
Piri Reis is a well known Ottoman-Turkish admiral, geographer and cartographer from the 16th century. His famous world map compiled in 1513 and discovered in 1929 at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is the...
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Al-Muqaddasi and Human Geography: An Early Contribution to Social Sciences
Recent scholarly interest in the genesis of social sciences in Islamic culture is a noteworthy shift. Until recent times, the development of these fields was credited exclusively to the modern...
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Tunis in the Islamic Period
Tunis was rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, but without the importance of...
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The University of Sankore, Timbuktu
Sankore's achievement in higher education is important to Islamic Civilisation even though it is less known...
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Al-Qayrawan Mosque
The Qayrawan Mosque contributed a great deal to the development of architecture in the Muslim world. With its...
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Cordoba, European Jewel of the Middle Ages
Cordoba used to be the jewel of Europe dazzling visitors from the North. With over 70 public libraries during...
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The Seljuk Minarets
The Seljuk mosques took a form of minaret which was substantially different from that of North Africa. The...
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Architecture Under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327)
The Seljuks were the first Turkish dynasty to rule the Muslim World reviving the dying Caliphate. Their...
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