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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 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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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views
Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and resistance, is also a land of long history. This article presents two recent attempts to recover the ancient and medieval history of Gaza...
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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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Jerusalem
Jerusalem prior to the crusades was a place filled with a thriving trade, scholars and magnificant architectural works. This is notably significant in any study of Muslims contribution to the...
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The Scholars of Cairo
The scholarship within Cairo was one which flourished with great vibrancy. The schoalrs contributed to the...
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Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo (990-1012)
Al Hakim Mosque is the second major Fatimid Mosque and the fourth most important religious edifice in Egypt....
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Hama
Hama is famed for its huge water wheels and it produced great scholars in geography, mathematics, medicine...
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Astronomical Instruments of Tycho Brahe and Taqi al-Din
Tycho Brahe "was a brilliant astronomer and scientist of his time, and has had a big significance on the...
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Mshatta Palace, Jordan; 743-744 CE
Msatta is a renowned Ummayad palace with spectacular architectural and artistic details that continues to...
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Damascus
Hospitals, grand public buildings and numerous public endowment based charities characterised the generosity...
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