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Mega Cities on the Silk Road
Throughout history, trade routes played a central role in the transfer of goods and exchange of ideas between different parts of the world. The historic Silk Roads, which were a network of trade...
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Ode to Nana Asma’u: Voice and Spirit
Nana Asma’u sits in the pantheon, of the great educators of Africa. Taught by female scholars – such as Aisha -  in her family, as well by her more well known father (Usman dan Fodio), uncle (...
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A Tale of Two Civilisations: The Viking and the Muslim World
Dating back to March 2015, news regarding the discovery of a ring found on a Viking woman in an ancient burial ground with the inscription 'For/To Allah' erupted in mainstream media. The mystery...
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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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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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The Seljuk Minarets
The Seljuk mosques took a form of minaret which was substantially different from that of North Africa. The...
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The Seljuk Madrassa
Seljuk's made developments in the form, function and character of the mosque and expanded the use of Madrassa...
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The Seljuk Caravanserai (the Khan)
The Seljuk's developed the caravanserais or khans (Anatolia) or Ribat. These were charitable foundations...
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Architecture Under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327)
The Seljuks were the first Turkish dynasty to rule the Muslim World reviving the dying Caliphate. Their...
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The Seljuk Iwan
According to Scerrato (1980) the Iwans plans of Seljuk Mosques were mainly developed for multi-functions...
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The Great Ummayad Mosque
The Great Ummayyad Mosque remains one of the great symbols of the glorious period of Muslim civilisation and...
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