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The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation
In the Islamic world, starting from Al-Kindī (d. 874), Al-Fārābī (d. 950), Ibn Sīnā (d. 1034), and Safī al-Dīn al-Urmawī (d. 1294) used the abjad notation to write music. Of these writers, the most...
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Literature and Music in Muslim Civilisation
An outline of the main types of Arabic literature and their influence on European literature and a description of the main Arabic instruments and their subsequent development in Europe.
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Muslim Roots, U.S. Blues
To many the idea that American blues music has its origins with Muslims and even the Islamic call to prayer...
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Barbad Playing Music to Khusraw in a miniature.
The Great Turk Genius Amir Khusraw and his Accomplishments in Music
Amir Khusraw (d. 1325) was essentially an eminent musician and is regarded as a great savant in the history...
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The Contribution of Muslims to the Development of Music
An insight into the influence of Muslims on the musical revival of Europe which can be detected as early as...
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Impact on Instrumental Tablature
The Arabs were the first to give Europe a scientific description of musical instruments. Looking back into...
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The Muslim Influence on Musical Theory
The Muslim influence on musical theory is strongly denied by Western scholars. Even those who accept the...
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