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An Islamic History of Europe

An Islamic History of Europe

  In this 90-minute documentary, Rageh Omaar uncovers the hidden story of Europe’s Islamic past and looks back to a golden age when European civilisation was enriched by Islamic learning. Rageh travels across…

The Influence of Islamic Culinary Art on Europe

This article was originally a talk presented at the international conference 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World organised by FSTC at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on…

Al-Hambra (Alhamra) Palace

Summarised extracts from a full article, see resources below, where a homogenous survey on the Architecture of Muslim Spain, end notes, references and bibliography are given. by: Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation….

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…


The Mosque of Cordoba: La Mezquita

The Great Mosque of Córdoba (commonly referred to as La Mezquita) is one of the jewels of Islamic civilisation. It is to Córdoba what the Alhambra Palace is to Granada and the Giralda tower…

Islamic Art in Poland: The Kornik Castle

By Malgorzata de Latour-Abdalla* Visitors to Spanish Granada can admire the 14th century splendid Lion Court of Alhambra palace erected by Muhammad Alhamer as a testimony to his greatness but also to his…

The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain: Full documentary (PBS)

The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain: Full documentary (PBS)

This film takes viewers on an epic journey back into one of the most captivating and important periods of world history, a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far…


Islamic Architecture – Abbasid Period

Under theAbbasid caliphate (750–1258), which succeeded the Umayyads (661–750) in 750, the focal point of Islamic political and cultural life shifted eastward from Syria to Iraq, where, in 762, Baghdad, the circular City of Peace…

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When Spain was Islamic

Considering Spain was ruled for – in some parts – up to 800 years by the Moors, it’s no surprise that lasting remnants of Spain’s Islamic past are present in everything from gastronomy…

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