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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse
The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it was the thriving capital of the Muslim world. It was home to the House of Wisdom, an academy of knowledge that attracted brains from far and wide....
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Earth Day
Muslim Heritage is very happy to announce that today, 22nd April, is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day of events and observances intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's...
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The Unpublished Works of Arabic Geography: An Overview and a Classification
Islamic geographical texts are not only valuable in terms of geographical research, they also constitute an essential resource in the study of Arab-Islamic civilisation - its literature, history,...
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The European Jerusalem: Sarajevo, where Muslim heritage flourished in Central Europe
During Ottoman rule, Sarajevo was heralded as the “European Jerusalem”, as its invaluable contributions to civil engineering, industry, trade and architecture attracted people from various ethnic and...
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Trevor Hilder: A Story About Sustainable History
After briefly describing his work background, Trevor Hilder tells the story of the young man who set out to seek his fortune.
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Cairo: A Millennial
In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in 1969, focus is laid on the history of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, founded in 969 by General Gawhar, in the name of the Fatimid...
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Cats in Islamic Culture
This article describes the various cultural representations associated to cats in Islamic civilisation and...
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The Legacy of Muslim Kung Fu Masters
An important legacy of Islam in China is represented by Muslim Kung Fu, developed throughout history by...
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Scandinavia and Ibn Fadlan
This short article provides brief accounts of Ibn Fadlan's observation on Scandinavia and a people he calls...
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Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and Nature
Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy, has long been a pursuit of Islamic...
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Turkish Contributions to Islamic Geography
Turkish contributions to geography are vast in content and have a very significant place in the history of...
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The Minaret, Symbol of a Civilization
The minaret is the architectural shape which best indicates the presence of mosque. Over the centuries the...
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