Author Archives: FUNCI

Al-Idrisi, the Book of Roger, and the importance of water

Abu Addullah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Addallah ibn Idrisi (1099-1166) was the creator of one [...]

Visit to Mayrit, with the International Organization for Migration

Last June 10th, in the afternoon, we did one of our guided visits around Madrid [...]

New restoration project of the garden of the Christian wall

The Islamic Culture Foundation will soon begin the rehabilitation works of the garden at the [...]

The contribution of the Arab-Islamic civilization yesterday and today

Last May 9th, the Islamic Culture Foundation participated in the conference “Europe plural and mixed”, [...]

The hidden Islamic history of Madrid revealed

We portray underneath a brief story on the Islamic origins of Madrid published by reporter [...]

Ramadan Kareem 1440

Let the nobility and deep significance of this month help us avoid any act that [...]

FUNCI participates at the workshop Europe plural and mixed

Next May 9th, on the occasion of Europe Day and the organization of the Festival [...]

The forgotten history of al-Mayriti

This article, by the Spanish Newspaper El Confidencial, offers a first approach to Maslama al-Mayriti, [...]

Culture beyond borders: the amazigh past of the Canary Islands

The theory of the amazigh origin of the Canary Islands’ population is increasingly confirmed, thanks [...]

We co-organize the panel “Countering Islamophobia in Spain”

On March 19, 2019, the Islamic Culture Foundation (FUNCI), in collaboration with SETA and Casa [...]

FUNCI in the annual meeting of the Anna Lindh Foundation

Last February 20th took place the XIX meeting of the Anna Lindh Foundation’s Spanish Network [...]

The Influence of the Islamic Civilization in Europe

The Spanish institution Casa Árabe launched, last January 14th, an interesting series of conferences under [...]

Madrid, a city of coexistence and peace

The second World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, which took [...]

Medina Azahara grows to the east of the Caliphal Palace

A Spanish-Germany archaeological team has found, in a new excavated area, a big administrative building [...]

Culinary activities at the Qatar National Library

The activities, which took place last 23rd and 24th of September at Qatar National Library [...]

CEMI participates in the 5th edition of the Hispano-Arab Book Fair

The Center for the Study of Islamic Madrid (CEMI) will participate in the 5th edition [...]

Madrid according to the Arabic sources, by M.J. Viguera

This article by Prof. María Jesús Viguera Molíns, member of the Spanish Royal Academy of [...]

Publishing of “Islamic Madrid. A recovered history”

Last June 11th, the Islamic Culture Foundation participated in the Nights of Ramadan, organized by [...]

“Mayrit, los orígenes árabes de Madrid” en Canal Europa

El pasado 14 de diciembre, Canal Europa publicó un breve reportaje sobre los orígenes islámicos [...]

Los Viajes de Agua y la plaza de los Carros

Este artículo, extraído del blog Arte en Madrid, ofrece un repaso histórico de los qanat, [...]