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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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The Islamic Heritage in China: A General Survey
In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim Chinese culture, focuses on the Islamic heritage in China and its relevance to understanding both the evolution of Chinese history and...
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Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran
There are numerous mosques all around the world. Each has a design of its own. However, in order to be...
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Mosul the Pearl of Northern Iraq: Its History and Contribution to Classical Civilisation of Islam
Mosul, in Northern Iraq, is the country's second largest city and the north's major center for trade,...
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Historic map of Venice by Piri Reis in the Kitab al-Bahriye (Book of Navigation). (Source).
East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's...
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Figure 1: Entrance of Bīmaristan Arghun AI-Kāmilī, Aleppo, Syria.
Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic...
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The Institution of Waqf as a Solution to the Economic Crisis
The Wall Street Journal, one of the world's most respected newspapers, has suggested recently that the...
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Figure 1: Location map showing Kerala in India.
Kerala Mathematics and Its Possible Transmission to Europe
The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics was an Indian school of mathematics and astronomy founded by...
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