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Islamic Madrid: heritage, identity, and the right to the city II

Urban itineraries Urban itineraries have been the main resource for the exploration, dissemination and valorisation [...]

The Islamic collections of the Museum of Santa Cruz. The Andalusian world and its survival.

Summary Although part of the cultural heritage has a monumental character, sometimes it is the [...]

Spices and seasonings in the cuisine of al-Andalus II

PART II Seasonings In order to differentiate recipes from one another, to provide a wider [...]

Islamic carpets and fabrics in Renaissance art

There is a general awareness of the reason for the presence of textiles of Islamic [...]

Islamic Madrid: heritage, identity, and the right to the city I

Introduction The stigmas and exclusions that weigh on Muslim or perceived Muslim populations in Europe, [...]

Bahrain. A community that forms its culture

Bahrain is home to many sights and attractions, but what brings life and character to [...]

Spices and seasonings in the cuisine of Al-Andalus I

PART I One of the characteristics of Andalusian cuisine was the use of spices and [...]

The Cerro del Bu: an Islamic siege fortress at Tulaytula

Cerro del Bu is an archaeological site located on a promontory opposite the historic centre [...]

Ibn ‘Arabi and Sufism, a way of reading Islamic architecture

Why does man choose to express himself through art and how does he do so? [...]

Eid Al-Adha and animal welfare in islam

On July 29th, we have just attended the Eid al-Adha, or the so-called Feast of [...]

Islamic finance: a Sharia-based form of economy?

After World War II, the new international economic order was set in place. World trade, [...]

Moriscos influence in Rabat and Salé in the 16th and 17th centuries

On 18 May, the Islamic Culture Foundation was invited to participate in the international conference [...]

Madrid, the Andalusian city with many streams

The history of Madrid began in the ninth century, when the Umayyads decided to build [...]

In Saudi Arabia, in the footsteps of the Prophet

Hijrah: in the footsteps of the Prophet. This was the theme chosen by Ithra (the [...]

A research recovers the ancient potters women of the Alhambra

Potters women working for the Alhambra, new chronologies or manufacturing methods are some of the [...]

The defensive watchtower of the Taifal Mayrit

Between 1995 and 1997, a defensive structure was identified in the Plaza de Oriente (Madrid), [...]

A new essay on Râbi’a Al Adawiyya

We reproduce an excerpt of an interview with the Moroccan thinker and theologian Asma Lamrabet, [...]

Conclusions of the Congress on Islamic past of Toledo

On 30 November 2022, the Centre for Studies on Islamic Toledo (CETI), which belongs to [...]

Exhibitions in Italy and Spain as a reflection of a crisis

This article analyses a sample of temporary exhibitions that explore the effects of a geopolitical [...]