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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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Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University
For well over twelve hundred years Al-Qarawiyyin has been one of the leading spiritual and educational...
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The Impact of Islamic Science and Learning on England: Adelard of Bath and Daniel of Morley
Most certainly the first English scientist ever was Adelard of Bath. He championed Islamic learning and was...
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Fes
The date of the foundation of Fes is from the early 9th century. Fes soon after received an influx of diverse...
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Bejaia - Algeria
Bejaia - a small town on the north coast of Algeria, was once a trading hub of the Mediteranian trading...
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The Aghlabids of Tunisia
The Aghlabids ruled Tunisia and an area that included Sicily and temporarily Sardinia and regions of southern...
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Salerno and Constantine the African
Salerno came to prominence as the first faculty-University of the Christian West because of its importance as...
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