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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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Roads to Busra
Islamic Citadel in Busra
Busra was the location of a large Roman theatre which was built upon by Muslims when they arrived to provide...
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Figure 1. Plan of Al-Hakim Mosque showing the five aisled prayer hall and porticoes resembling the Al-Azhar Mosque.
Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo (990-1012)
Al Hakim Mosque is the second major Fatimid Mosque and the fourth most important religious edifice in Egypt....
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Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo (990-1012)
Hama is famed for its huge water wheels and it produced great scholars in geography, mathematics, medicine...
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Sextant (mushabbaha bi'l-manâtiq) of Taqî al-Din.
Astronomical Instruments of Tycho Brahe and Taqi al-Din
Tycho Brahe "was a brilliant astronomer and scientist of his time, and has had a big significance on the...
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