The Al-Nuri HospitalLEARN MORE
ln 1154 Nur-al-Din Zangi built a hospital in Damascus. It was called al-Nuri, or al-Zangi.
Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and SamarraLEARN MORE
The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or in Samarra, was born within the already...
Figs in Muslim SpainLEARN MORE
Figs may not have had the economic importance of olives, yet they afford an excellent example of the...
The Great Book CollectorsLEARN MORE
The Muslims were great book collectors, and in all the larger towns there was a flourishing book trade. From...
Terminological issues of Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Terminological issues are connected with the use of "Muslim" and "Islamic" architecture. The two words are...
Figure 1. Horseshoe arches, Ummayad Mosque in Damascus.
The Horseshoe and Transverse ArchesLEARN MORE
The first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch occurred in the invention of the...