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Travellers and Explorers from a Golden Age

Since the Quran said every able-bodied person should make a…

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Madinat al-Zahra and the Spaces of Knowledge

The Revival of Classical Antiquity in Cordoba in the 10th…

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Science In India During The Muslim Rule

The scientific cooperation between India and the Arabs dates back…

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Marrakesh

It is highly crucial to begin this article by the…

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The Impact of Islamic Science and Learning on England

Nothing contrasts more the discrepancies in learning as the place…

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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures

Genetic and paleontological findings have concluded that Africa is the…

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Muslims Contribution to the Study and Development of Medical Sciences in 19th Century Nigeria: A Preliminary Account

This paper presented at the 7th International Congress of the…

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Ravy (Rayy)

Rayy was a city in the old Persian region of…

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Mega Cities on the Silk Road

Throughout history, trade routes played a central role in the…

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Al-Khalili and the Culmination of Spherical Astronomy in 14th-Century Damascus

Syria in the 14th century was the scene of the…

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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse

The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it…

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Ode to Sheikh Abdul al-Amawi: The Old Man of Barawa

In this article, Natty Mark Samuels explores the life and…

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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model

Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different facets…

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“Egyptology: The Missing Millennium” of Medieval Arabic Sources

In this paper, I would like to discuss the missing…

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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation

The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders of…

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African contributions to Muslim Civilisation

Black History Month UK is an International annual month, celebrating,…

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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE

"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word…

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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”,…

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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…

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East Meets West in Venice

For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal…

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Cairo: A Millennial

In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in…

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The Coffee Route from Yemen to London 10th-17th Centuries

The history of coffee goes at least as far back…

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The Transfer of Science Between India, Europe and China via Muslim Heritage

[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our…

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Heritage Research for Cultural Inter-Appreciation in the Balkans

[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our…

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History, Culture and Science in Morocco: 11th-14th Centuries

The history of the Islamic west offers glorious pages of…

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Interview with Anthony Garnaut: Islam in China

Islam in China and the contribution of the Muslim community…

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Book Review of ‘Egyptology: The Missing Millennium’ by Okasha El-Daly

Egyptology: The Missing Millennium published by Okasha El Daly is…

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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views

Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and…

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The Islamic Heritage in China: A General Survey

In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim…

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Aleppo

Halab [said Al-Muqaddasi, in 985] is an excellent, pleasant and…

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The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk Architecture

This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art.…

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Scandinavia and Ibn Fadlan

This short article provides brief accounts of Ibn Fadlan's observation…

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Aleppo Citadel: Glimpses of the Past

The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments…

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The Ottoman Empire and Europe: Cultural Encounters

This article mainly covers the cultural encounters between Europe and…

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Jewels of the Muslim Chinese Heritage

The prominence of Islam in China is fascinating and a…

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Sana’a Rising

Sana'a is one of the oldest cities of Yemen, indeed…

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Muslim Contribution to Spanish Agriculture

This article describes some of the numerous Muslim contributions to…

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Ibn Battuta and the 14th Century Muslim World

Ibn Battuta is regarded by many to be one of…

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Al-Ramhormuzi and the Wonders of India

Captain Buzurg ibn Shahriyar, a shipmaster from Khuzistan compiled a…

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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning

Though we may think of Timbuktu as the pre-eminent site…

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Islamic Citadel in Busra

Busra was the location of a large Roman theatre which…

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Baghdad

The city of Baghdad was founded under the second Abbasid…

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Jerusalem: Thriving Trade, Scholars and Magnificant Architectural Works

Jerusalem prior to the crusades was a place filled with…

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Hama

Hama is famed for its huge water wheels and it…

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Damascus

Hospitals, grand public buildings and numerous public endowment based charities…

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Merv: History, Science and Learning

Merv is the city which in medieval times dominated the…

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The Scholars of Samarkand

Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in…

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Harran

Harran is a very old town situated in the Jazira…

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Kufa

Being the home of the encyclopaedic scholar Al-kindi and the…

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Khwarizm

Khwarizm is the city of the birth of algebra, where…

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Ukhaidir Palace (720-800 CE)

About 100 miles south-west of Baghdad is Ukhaidar palace, one…

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Bukhara

Bukhara, a city in central Asia has a history indicative…

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Atala Mosque, Jaunpur 1408

Being the first mosque to be build after the independence…

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Basra

Basra became like many places in the Muslim world a…

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Granada: The Last Refuge of Muslims in Spain

Granada on the southern coast of Spain was to stay…

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Muslims in Norman Sicily

When the Normans took control of Sicily from the Muslims,…

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Sicily under Islamic Rule

Sicily under Islamic rule brought people from all over the…

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Bosniacs

The Bosniac Muslims played a crucial role integrated in the…

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Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University

For well over twelve hundred years Al-Qarawiyyin has been one…

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Fes

The date of the foundation of Fes is from the…

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Bejaia – Algeria

Bejaia - a small town on the north coast of…

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The Aghlabids of Tunisia

The Aghlabids ruled Tunisia and an area that included Sicily…

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Marrakech

Marrakech became, due to the ambitions and sponsorship of its…

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Tunis in Islamic Times

Tunis, the green, was the capital of Muslim Caliphate in…

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The Impact of Islam on Urban Development in North Africa

This paper seeks to remind readers of the contribution of…

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Spain’s Islamic Legacy

Muslims ruled in Spain and Portugal over a period of…

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Tunis in the Islamic Period

Tunis was rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the…

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The University of Sankore, Timbuktu

Sankore's achievement in higher education is important to Islamic Civilisation…

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Cordoba, European Jewel of the Middle Ages

Cordoba used to be the jewel of Europe dazzling visitors…

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Al-Qayrawan

Founded in 670 by Uqba bin Nafi, it was the…

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Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra

The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in…

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Al-Zahra – City of Andalus

Al-Zahra became renowned for its high advanced civilisation, style and…

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Introduction to the Islamic City

Islam is seen by many scholars as an urban religion,…

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Education in Islam – The Role of the Mosque

...leading by example, the Prophet made the first institution of…

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Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo in Egypt is a fundamental Islamic…

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