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Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and Nature

by The Editorial Team Published on: 25th January 2007

Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy, has long been a pursuit of Islamic civilisation. Achievements such as the Alhambra pertain to this fact. This article further describes the results of…

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The Secret Gardens of Sana’a

by Tim Mackintosh-Smith Published on: 16th March 2006

In this article Tim Mackintosh-Smith investigates the horticultural past of Sana'a. Whereas as once Yemen at large was well known as a land lavishly green, Mackintosh-Smith discovers quite a different story amidst a city coping…

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Gardens of Islam

by Published on: 21st July 2002

The inhabitants of the early Islamic world were, to a degree that is difficult for us to comprehend, enchanted by greenery.

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Gardens, Nature and Conservation in Islam

by FSTC Limited Published on: 21st July 2002

The notion, repeated in the Quran, of Paradise as a garden (al-janna, "The Garden") is symbolized in the form of Andalusi gardens, a few of which survive physically and some of which are described in…

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Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra

by Qasim Al-Samarrai Published on: 11th July 2002

The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or in Samarra, was born within the already existing cultural tradition of Mesopotamia, where the art of gardening had been perfected many centuries before.