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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 contributions of 19th Century Abdul Aziz al-Amawi. Abd al Aziz al-Amawi originated from Barawa, Somalia and his subjects of...
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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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Song of Suwari: Ode to West African Scholars
Although some contemporary historians may argue otherwise, in the past, particularly in places such as West Africa, Muslims and non-Muslims lived together in relative harmony and prosperity. The...
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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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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through  poetry? Poems structure and rhythm  aided the process of...
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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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Andalusia’s New Golden Pottery
In times past, Granada was a hub of artistic flair, imagination, and creativity, to the extent that the...
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Ebru: The Art of Paper Marbling
Marbling is an art form developed in the Muslim world, possibly with Chinese origins. Often it has been used...
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Cosmic Motifs & Elements in Seljuk and Ottoman Architecture
The structure of Mosques and other buildings draw inspiration from descriptions in the Qur'an as well as pre-...
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The Scholars of Seville – Artists, Architecture and Government
Seville was a key centre of Islamic Civilisation in Spain. Here you can read about the architect of the...
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Primary Schools under the Ottomans
Primary schools have a long history in Islamic civilisation. Children were taught to memorise the entire Qur'...
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The Great Turk Genius Amir Khusraw and his Accomplishments in Music
Amir Khusraw (d. 1325) was essentially an eminent musician and is regarded as a great savant in the history...
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