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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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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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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views
Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and resistance, is also a land of long history. This article presents two recent attempts to recover the ancient and medieval history of Gaza...
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The Islamic Heritage in China: A General Survey
In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim Chinese culture, focuses on the Islamic heritage in China and its relevance to understanding both the evolution of Chinese history and...
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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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Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was a founder of one of the four main Sunni schools of Jurisprudence. He developed fiqh but...
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Granada
Granada on the southern coast of Spain was to stay in Muslim hands until 1492. Its fall came centuries after...
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Sicily under Islamic Rule
Sicily under Islamic rule brought people from all over the mediteranean in a rich diverse and enlightened...
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Muslims in Norman Sicily
When the Normans took control of Sicily from the Muslims, they recognised the achievements of Muslims and...
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Bosniacs
The Bosniac Muslims played a crucial role integrated in the Austro-Hungarian empire and Muslims and Islam...
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