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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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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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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...
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L’orgue hydraulique des Banu Mûsa (The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa)
(The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa (9th Century): An Early Instrument of Mechanical Music) In the...
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Mosul the Pearl of Northern Iraq: Its History and Contribution to Classical Civilisation of Islam
Mosul, in Northern Iraq, is the country's second largest city and the north's major center for trade,...
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A 1000 Years Amnesia: Sports in Muslim Heritage
Professor Salim Al-Hassani published in the issue 369 (Spring 2012, p. 10) of Runnymede Bulletin (Spring 2012...
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East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's...
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Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic...
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