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Tag Archives: Islam

La Escuela de Traductores de Toledo, el eslabón perdido de la historia de la cultura europea

Mapa de Toledo obra de Joris Hoefnagel, procedente de ‘Civitates orbis terrarum’, de Braun and Hogenberg, 1572. Historic Cities Eva Aladro Vico, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Solemos explicar el desarrollo de la cultura, la ciencia y la civilización europeas con líneas históricas que enlazan el legado greco–romano, con sus avances y hallazgos en los campos de la cultura y la …

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French row over mosque isn’t simply about state financing – it runs deep into Islamophobia and French secularism

The storm over the construction of the grand mosque in Strasbourg has been long brewing. Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images Carol Ferrara, Emerson College Among the anti-Muslim slogans discovered sprayed across an Islamic community center in western France on the morning of April 11, 2021, was a reference to a mosque that hasn’t even finished being built yet. “EELV = …

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Ramadan: four tips to help you eat right and stay healthy

Ramadan is celebrated once every year. Zurijeta/ Shutterstock Ayaz Safi, University of Westminster Ramadan began on April 13 this year, and is one of the most important months of the year for Muslims. For the month of Ramadan, the majority of Muslims will fast during daylight hours and cannot eat or drink until the sun sets – after which many …

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New archaeology finding shows how Muslim cuisine endured in secret despite policing by the Spanish Catholic regime

Andalusi communal dining bowls known as ‘ataifores’ in El Legado Andalusí, Museum of the Alhambra, Granada. Author provided Aleks Pluskowski, University of Reading; Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz, Universidad de Granada, and Marcos García García, University of York Granada, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, was the final remnant of Islamic Iberia known as al-Andalus – a territory that once stretched across most …

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Women in mosques: fixating on the number of female imams overlooks the progress that has been made

Zara Mohammed, the new secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, was recently questioned about Muslim female leadership on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Abdulmukith Ahmed/Muslim Council of Britain Line Nyhagen, Loughborough University Debate continues in the wake of a high-profile Radio 4 Woman’s Hour interview with Zara Mohammed, the first woman general secretary of the Muslim Council of …

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How to tackle Islamophobia – the best strategies from around Europe

A need for different narratives. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Amina Easat-Daas, University of Leeds A growing body of research points to the proliferation of Islamophobia across Europe in recent years. In the UK, record numbers of Islamophobic hate crimes were recorded in 2017, and across the continent there have been similar findings on the growth of explicit Islamophobia. In a new, …

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City of lost mosques: how Suzhou tells the story of China’s Islamic past

Alessandra Cappelletti, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University The labyrinth of alleys and lanes in the old city of Suzhou hides a secret: historical fragments of the long history of Islam in China. Regular stories in the international press highlighting the treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region tend to obscure the fact that Islam was once highly regarded by …

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AN UPDATE ON THE ROHINGYA CRISIS

  Three years after the Myanmar Army orchestrated genocide in Rakhine State, the Rohingya crisis continues. Almost 1 million survivors of the Army’s brutal crackdown are stuck in transient settlements in Bangladesh, stateless for over three years. Back in Myanmar, at least 600,000 Rohingya remain internally displaced, and over 100,000 sequestered in camps Human Rights Watch calls “an open prison without end.” The recent arrest of 99 …

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