Discovering Islam in New York City: a tour of its Muslim History — By Nadia Hasham | New York Muslims make up 10 percent of the medical field, own 96,000 small businesses, and over 300 registered mosques

Muslims have been a part of New York City, even before New York was a city. Records show that Muslims arrived in the area as part of the Dutch settlement, New Amsterdam, since the 1600s. Today, there are now over 300 registered mosques in the City. This is how the Muslim Tour of Harlem, a…

Ibn Battuta: the Man Who Walked Across the World and covered 75,000 miles, 40 countries and three continents in a 30-year | Watch Three Part video

Series of documentary travelogues following in the footsteps of 14th Century Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta, who covered 75,000 miles, 40 countries and three continents in a 30-year odyssey. Ibn Battuta: the Man Who Walked Across the World – 1/3 Wanderlust Ibn Battuta: the Man Who Walked Across the World – 2/3 Magicians and Mystics Ibn…

Averroes’ Enlightenment legacy: ‘An intellectual earthquake’ — By Koert Debeuf on Qantara de |Greek philosophers and scientists came to Europe due to Arabic says the Writer | Listen to BBC discussion

Koert Debeuf, director of The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy posits that it is high time the West revised the exclusionary narrative of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and restored the historical truth to its rightful place What is the Muslim philosopher Averroes doing in the famous ″School of Athens″ fresco by the Italian…

Rise of Glass Industry in Golden Age of Muslim Civilisatoon — 1001 Inventions com

1.1 Stained glass windows of Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran – 1001inventions.com/nasiralmulkmosque From Ibn Al-Haytam’s optical lenses and Ibn Hayyan’s chemistry flasks to a mosque lamp of Amir Qawsun, Muslim Civilisation played a major role in inspiring the growth of glass industry from the 8th century onwards. Mosques, houses and cities were transformed into…

Contemporary and Medieval Morocco

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In front of the Institu du Monde Arabe (IMA), opposite Notre-Dame, stands a huge Western Saharan tent made of goat and camel hair. This typical tent, raised for Moussem festivals, is the work of architect Tarik Oualalou and sets the tone for the exhibition Contemporary Morocco. The Moroccan season, which opened…

Thousand years of Islamic Cuisines: ‘Kitab al-Tabikh’ was written in 10th century on cuisine of Caliph of Baghdad | ‘Tannur’ became “Tandoori.” — Read and view all on Saudi Armco World com

BRITISH LIBRARY / BRIDGEMAN IMAGES (DETAIL) An illustrated chronicle of recipes called the Book of Delights from the late 1400s from Mandu, India, shows Sultan Ghiyath al-Din receiving dishes prepared by his royal kitchen. Later, the Mughals created their cuisine from a confluence of Persian, Turkic and Indian elements.  aghdad was the “crossroads of the…

German Ambassador Michael Steiner inaugurates Chausath Khamba in Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti: a grant provided by Germany and restored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture and partners

On Sunday, November 16, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner inaugurated the restored 17th century Mughal-era tomb Chausath Khamba in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. The ceremony was followed by a Qawwali performance by Humsar Hayat Nizami & group. “The beauty of the Chausath Khamba is ethereal. We are proud that we could contribute to the…

Report: Aga Khan Museum — by Nadia al-Issa on Art Asia Pacific com

(…) Charles Correa has revisited and reinterpreted the traditional notions of a dome. By playing with light, color and symmetry, he has given the Ismaili Centre a unique, glass crystalline dome. Photo by and copyright Gary Otte Photography. Courtesy Ismaili Centre, Toronto.  The gem of the complex is the Aga Khan Museum, the first museum…

SFU summer program explores Muslim cultures — Simon Fraser University,Canada

Amir Koushkani, Persian ethnomusicologist, composer and musical director, shown here playing the tar, will be a special guest speaker during a summer program on Muslim cultures that focuses this year on popular culture and mysticism. (…) A more accurate understanding of Muslim cultures Now in its seventh year, a summer program at SFU takes on…

"Isfahan is half the world!" — Qantara de photos on Isfahan in Iran

According to a Persian saying, “Esfahan nesf-e jahan”, Isfahan is half the world. In 1598, the Safavid dynasty made Isfahan the capital of its empire. To this day, the city is resplendent with magnificent mosques, rich bazaars and picturesque gardens. Photos by Shohreh Karimian and Johannes Ziemer Isfahan was more than just a showcase for…