Reading the Alhambra Chapter 4 Based on a transcript from the documentary: Reading the Alhambra. In the posting, we study the fundamental of kufic scripts that forms the artistic inscriptions on the walls of Alhambra. While most of the poems are inscribed in cursive lettering, also outstanding is the use in the Alhambra of richly

Reading the Alhambra Chapter 3 Based on a transcript from the documentary: Reading the Alhambra. In the posting, we witness the importance of poetry and how it forms the core to this architectural structure.  “From me, both by day and night, mouths salutes youwith wishes of good fortune, happiness and friendship. She is the Highest

Reading the Alhambra Chapter 2 Based on a transcript from the documentary: Reading the Alhambra The inscriptions of verses from the Qur´an provide the buildings with sacred evocations of both the earthy and heavenly paradise, such as those in the oldest of the niches for jars of water in the Alhambra at the entrance of

Reading the Alhambra Chapter 1 Based on a transcript from the documentary: Reading the Alhambra When you visit the Alhambra, you will enter into the most original and beautiful architectural world of words. The visual of the semantic prominence of its devout, regal voltive and Quranic phrases and sentences, inscribed in a subtle variety of

Looking for a country that takes your needs into account and makes you feel comfortable during your holidays? Spain is highly recommended. It is afterall one of the top most visited countries in the world. And why should it be your next Halal travel destination? Here are some key reasons. 1. Halal Certified products and

Best places of Spain to inmerse in Islamic History For a Muslim who has some familiarity with Islamic history in the Iberian Peninsula, a visit to Spain is almost like a pilgrimage. In the era of the Golden Age of our civilisation extending from early 8th to late 15thcentury, coincidental with Dark Ages in the

HALAL TRIP TO SPAIN MUSLIM FRIENDLY BARCELONA What to see in Barcelona In the 8th century Muslims conquered Barcelona but their presence lasted less than a hundred years as ‘the Franks’ occupied the city turning it into a military strong post. Still, the Muslim presence in the Catalan region remained for quite some centuries. Church

ISLAMIC HERITAGE OF SPAIN Discover Madrid Al Andalus Heritage Mageit the Muslims called the new city they  and this name was used until the 13th century when a new word – Madrid – appeared. The Majrit In the 9 century, the Umayyad emir Muhammad I seeking to fortify the Central Frontier  an strategically important region  against the

Discover Amazing Southern Spain Andalusia Day Trip Cadiz Villages   Jimena de la Frontera  A town whose origins go way back in time, enjoyed a boom during the Moorish period, especially as a frontier town in the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada during the 14th and 15th centuries. The emblematic building in this town – its Moorish

Visit Andalusia Islamic Heritage of Southern Spain What to See in Jerez de la Frontera   The Alcazar The first part of the building were probably built in the 11th century, when Jerez was part of the Taifa Kingdom, on a site settled since pre historic times in the south-eastern corner of the city. In the