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Religious Pluralism In Al-Andalus: Translating An Old Greek Text

The Middle Ages are commonly associated with ideas such as religious intolerance and intellectual backwardness. Images are conjured up of despotic kings using religion as a pretext for...
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Spain’s Moriscos: a 400 year old Muslim tragedy is a story for today

Matthew Carr, the author of Blood and Faith, explains how the plight of the Moriscos, driven from their home country as detested aliens, has urgent lessons for our own age. La Expulsión en el...
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Ten Historical Facts for Dirilis Ertugrul Fans

The Turkish drama series Dirilis Ertugrul has taken Muslim audiences in the West by storm, but Dilly Hussain asks whether fans are aware of the following historical facts. Forget Stranger Things,...
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Islam and the Ottoman Empire

If you read many Western histories of the Ottoman Empire, you may not even learn that the Ottomans were a Muslim empire. They are often seen as a typical European multi-cultural empire whose only...
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Spain’s Forgotten Muslims – The Expulsion of the Moriscos

One of the truly tragic events in Islamic history is the loss of al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain. For centuries, the Iberian Peninsula was a Muslim land with Muslim rulers and a Muslim population. At...
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Cultured Cordova

In the days of Islamic Spain, one city made a bold bid for much of the world’s talent Cultured Cordova A raffish figure cantered down the dusty Spanish road to Cordova in the year 1120. His...
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Listening for Al-Andalus

Their Iberian predecessors include these frieze figures from Santiago de Compostele, Spain. One of the world’s most influential musical cultures flourished from the eighth to the 15th...
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Touring Al-Andalus

Written by Tor Eigeland To please his passengers, our small plane’s pilot banked steeply and flew two tight circles over the Alhambra before settling into his final approach to...
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Bringing History Alive

(October 7, 2013) – Spain’s Al-Andalus region holds answers to many problems facing the world today, according to Spanish tour operator, Tariq Mahmood. “We believe this period can be the bridge...
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Almodovar

Link to original blog: http://thebookremedy.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/almodovar-against-soft-sighing-skies.html Early evening light drips through the giant windows of the tour bus and we lean our...
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An Al Andalus Journey

Link to original blog: http://www.musliminstitute.org/blogs/al-andalus/al-andalus-journey Ayaan Aden Al Andalus Journey Day One Monday 1 July My journey started this morning at about 4am, with...
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A Discovery of Islamic Heritage

By Imam Dr. Abdul Hai Patel Islamic Heritage On Aug 14, 2013, 47 people from around the world met at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in Malaga, Spain and set out on a six day tour to discover...
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