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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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Architecture of Al-Azhar
Of the many splendours of Egypt, the Al-Azhar stands as a landmark in its architectural and cultural history...
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Khirbat Al-Mafjar, Palace (740 -750)
Khirbat Palace remains a unique example of Umayyad luxury and their developed taste for art. The palace...
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The Great Mosque of Tlemcen
The Great Mosque of Tlemcen as a whole is an architectural masterpiece however, the techniques introduced in...
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Taj Mahal : The Architecture of Love
"The whole together appears like a most perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such as, I confess, I...
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Kutubiya Mosque (1158)
Abul Mumin chose to build his mosque adjacent to the main street of booksellers to emphasize the importance...
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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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