Tag Archives: History

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Introducing the new virtual FUNCI’S tour of Islamic Madrid 

The Centre for Studies on Islamic Madrid (CEMI), in collaboration with the Madrid City Council, [...]

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 [...]

Women mystics of Islam, freedom and lordship

We reproduce the paper presented by Inés Eléxpuru, FUNCI’s Director of Communication, at the 6th [...]

Accédez au Programme du “Festival du patrimoine andalou de Rabat et Salé” Du 21 au [...]

Decalogue of good practices for the dissemination of Islamic heritage

Last May 2022, the Islamic Culture Foundation organized the workshop “Islamic Heritage: good practices for [...]

Amazigh women, guardians of language and culture

The complex landscape of language politics of Tamazight and Literary Arabic, influenced by French colonialism, [...]

Mayrit: from the University to an Erasmus project

During the month of May, the Center for the Study on Islamic Madrid (CEMI) has [...]

Marseille, a proud and mixed-race city

At a time when the world is closing in on the “other”, and identities are [...]

The Center for the Study on Islamic Toledo signs an agreement with UCLM

The Islamic Culture Foundation has created the Center for the Study on Islamic Toledo (CETI). [...]

Ramadan and fasting in monotheist religions

Dr. Mohamed Chtatou Ramadan, a sacred month for Muslims, commemorates the revelation of the Qur’an [...]

Muslims in the Viceroyalty of Peru

To speak on the subject of the Arabs in the viceroyalty, it would be necessary [...]

The Almaden mines, an Andalusi heritage

During the Al-Andalus period, mining activity was very important and the extracted materials were exported [...]

A European capital’s forgotten memory: Madrid’s Islamic past

Unexpectedly wedged between vehicles in an underground car park lie the remnants of Madrid’s forgotten [...]