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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation
The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders of the Ancient World. It was still a great tourist attraction well into the medieval period, and was visited by many travellers to the city...
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Nearly 3 Centuries old light system illuminates a sacred grave on Sun's equinox
This year has been chosen as "International Year of Light (IYL2015)" by UNESCO, what a perfect time to remember these words: “If the first light of the new year doesn’t shine upon my...
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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE
"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word that simply means 'Turkish'?
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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 distinctive from other mosques, a mosque needs to be unique and possess outstanding features....
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Architectural Links between East and West in Early Modern Times
In a programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 14 February 2010, the work and influence of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan was highlighted, through the description of his magnificent...
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Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil or the Triumph of the Islamic Architectural Style
Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil is one of the leading voices in contemporary Islamic architecture and a practitioner known worldwide for his design of the Oxford University Centre for Islamic Studies. His use...
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Architecture of Muslim Caliphate in North Africa
The arrival of Islam to North Africa at the hands of Uqba Ibn Nafi (d.683) transformed region into a...
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The Mosque of Cordoba
One cannot visit Cordoba (in Spain) today without a trip to its main tourist attraction, The Great Mosque of...
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Bab Mardum Mosque - An inspiration for Gothic?
Bab Mardum Mosque was built in Toledo Spain between 999 and 1000 according to an inscription found on its...
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Al-Hambra Palace and the river of paradise
The palace is an architectural masterpiece in every term. The composition of courts, gardens and water...
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Introduction to Muslim Art and Ornaments
Muslim art differs from the art of other cultures in the form and material as well as in the subject and...
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Introduction to the Islamic City
Islam is seen by many scholars as an urban religion, which favours communal practice on individual worship....
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