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Cordoba (Spain), Prayer hall of the Great Mosque

Al-Andalus: The Orient in the West

In 711 the Arabs (in the Iberian Peninsula, “Arab” and “Muslim” are synonyms) arrived in the western-most territory of Mediterranean Europe. Within a short time, after very few battles and some sieges that were nearly all solved through negotiations, the Arabs provoked the collapse of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo, and incorporated what has since then been known as al-Andalus, the political territory under Muslim Arab dominance, into dar al-Islam.

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The Great Mosque of Cordoba: Geometric Analysis

Ilm al-Miqdar (The science of proportion) is a body of knowledge concerned principally with the study of spatial order through the measure and relationships of forms. Prior to being considered solely as a…

When the Moors (Muslims) Ruled Europe (complete documentary)

When the Moors (Muslims) Ruled Europe (complete documentary)

An insightful documentary into the glorious rule of the Moors in Spain Join British historian Bettany Hughes as she examines a long-buried chapter of European history–the rise and fall of Islamic culture in what is…

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Islamic Art Belongs As Much To The Present As To The Past

by Titus Burckhardt For the contemplative man a lesson can be learned from everything. (Sufyan al-Thawri) The art of Islam is essentially a contemplative art, which aims to express above all, an encounter…

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