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"Exploring the Rich Islamic Heritage: From Maps to Manuscripts" The Al-Idrisi's world map, dating back to 1154

Background imageIslamic Collection: Al-Idrisis world map, 1154

Al-Idrisis world map, 1154
Al-Idrisis world map. This world map, known as the Tabula Rogeriana, dates from 1154, and is orientated with North at bottom

Background imageIslamic Collection: Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard

Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard
LRI3725853 Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard, from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, by Firdawsi (gouache on paper) by Persian School; Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples

Background imageIslamic Collection: The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal

The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal
LRI3725848 The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal, from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, by Firdawsi (gouache on paper) by Persian School; Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples

Background imageIslamic Collection: Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570

Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570
Orteliuss map of the Ottoman Empire. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World )

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain

Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain
Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Granada, Spain. These carvings are in the Hall of the two Sisters. Alhambra is a walled city and fortress

Background imageIslamic Collection: Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic manuscript

Islamic manuscript

Background imageIslamic Collection: The Court of the Lions, the Alhambra, Granada, 1853 (coloured litho)

The Court of the Lions, the Alhambra, Granada, 1853 (coloured litho)
STC170884 The Court of the Lions, the Alhambra, Granada, 1853 (coloured litho) by Asselineau, Leon Auguste (1808-89); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageIslamic Collection: Muslim prayer carpet, Palestinian Authority, Middle East

Muslim prayer carpet, Palestinian Authority, Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: The Dance of Dervishes, c1870. Artist: W Forrest

The Dance of Dervishes, c1870. Artist: W Forrest
The Dance of Dervishes, c1870. Whirling dance and practice of the Mevlevi Order in Turkey

Background imageIslamic Collection: Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery

Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery that decorates the walls, made by potters of Iznik

Background imageIslamic Collection: Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty

Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty prince. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Museum of Islamic Arts

Background imageIslamic Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageIslamic Collection: Tilla Kari Madrasa. 1646-1660. UZBEKISTAN. Samarkand

Tilla Kari Madrasa. 1646-1660. UZBEKISTAN. Samarkand. Registan Square. Islamic art. Architecture

Background imageIslamic Collection: Iraq - Tomb of Husayn Ibn Ali at Karbala

Iraq - Tomb of Husayn Ibn Ali at Karbala
Karbala (Karbala al-Muqaddasah) in Iraq - the Tomb/Shrine of Husayn ibn Ali - a holy site of Shiah Islam. It stands on the site of the grave of Husayn ibn Ali, the second grandson of Muhammad

Background imageIslamic Collection: Alhambra; Granada; Andaslusia, Spain, Sierra Nevada

Alhambra; Granada; Andaslusia, Spain, Sierra Nevada

Background imageIslamic Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock

Israel, Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock

Background imageIslamic Collection: Taj Mahal, Built by Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal (his wife). Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Built by Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal (his wife). Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Background imageIslamic Collection: Egypt - Old Egyptian men at prayer

Egypt - Old Egyptian men at prayer

Background imageIslamic Collection: Detail, Tomb of Sidi Sahabi and holy site, Kairouan, Tunisia, North Africa, Africa

Detail, Tomb of Sidi Sahabi and holy site, Kairouan, Tunisia, North Africa, Africa

Background imageIslamic Collection: Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: The Mevlevi, (Whirling Dervishes) performing the Sufi dance, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

The Mevlevi, (Whirling Dervishes) performing the Sufi dance, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic manuscript

Islamic manuscript

Background imageIslamic Collection: Victoria College, Alexandria - Quadrangle

Victoria College, Alexandria - Quadrangle
A view through the arcading of the Quadrangle at Victoria College, Alexandria, Egypt

Background imageIslamic Collection: Samarra Minaret

Samarra Minaret, Iraq

Background imageIslamic Collection: The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageIslamic Collection: Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Faridun

Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Faridun

Background imageIslamic Collection: MOROCCO

MOROCCO. Fes. Royal Palace. Door of the Royal Palace, situated in Fes el Jedid (New Fes). Islamic art. Architecture

Background imageIslamic Collection: Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork

Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork
Persian pharmacy. 13th century Arabic artwork entitled The Preparation of Medicine from Honey. This image was produced in Baghdad, Iraq, whilst it was still part of the Persian Empire

Background imageIslamic Collection: Muslims pray in the Nubian desert

Muslims pray in the Nubian desert, south of Dongola, Sudan, Africa

Background imageIslamic Collection: Seville Cathedral and La Giralda

Seville Cathedral and La Giralda, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, Santa Cruz district, Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Background imageIslamic Collection: Whirling dervishes

Whirling dervishes, Istanbul, Marmara province, Turkey, Europe

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic manuscript

Islamic manuscript

Background imageIslamic Collection: Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel. Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: Kufic manuscript

Kufic manuscript, Mashad Shrine Library, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageIslamic Collection: Abd El Kader, Algerian leader

Abd El Kader, Algerian leader
Abd El Kader (Abd al-Qadir, El Amir Abdelkader), Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a resistance to French occupation in the mid-nineteenth century

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic panel of Othman bin Afan (God Bless him), the fourth Muslim ruler after Prophet

Islamic panel of Othman bin Afan (God Bless him), the fourth Muslim ruler after Prophet Mohammad, Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageIslamic Collection: Mali, Timbuktu

Mali, Timbuktu. An Islamic teacher corrects a childs homework on a wooden slate in Timbuktu. Since ancient times, Timbuktu has been a place of Islamic learning

Background imageIslamic Collection: Muslim symbols in a car, Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Ain, France, Europe

Muslim symbols in a car, Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Ain, France, Europe

Background imageIslamic Collection: Muslim prayer beads, Brazzaville, Congo, Africa

Muslim prayer beads, Brazzaville, Congo, Africa

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic Manuscript

Islamic Manuscript

Background imageIslamic Collection: The Saadian tombs, dating back to the time of the Sultan Ahmed Al Mansour

The Saadian tombs, dating back to the time of the Sultan Ahmed Al Mansour, who died in 1603, The Medina, Marrakesh, Morroco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic veils for sale, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Islamic veils for sale, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageIslamic Collection: Islamic manuscript

Islamic manuscript

Background imageIslamic Collection: The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Asia




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"Exploring the Rich Islamic Heritage: From Maps to Manuscripts" The Al-Idrisi's world map, dating back to 1154, provides a fascinating glimpse into the extensive knowledge and geographical understanding of the Islamic civilization. Orteliuss' map of the Ottoman Empire in 1570 showcases the vast extent and influence of this powerful Islamic dynasty during its peak. Admire the intricate carvings at Alhambra, Spain - a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship and artistic brilliance prevalent in Islamic architecture. A Muslim prayer carpet from Palestine Authority takes us on a spiritual journey through its vibrant colors and geometric patterns, reflecting devotion and tranquility. Delve into history with a Persian manuscript from 1650 that offers insights into courtly life during Safavid dynasty rule, showcasing their love for art, literature, and intellectual pursuits. Feast your eyes on glazed pottery details at Istanbul's Topkapi Palace in Turkey – an epitome of refined aesthetics deeply rooted in Islamic tradition. Taj Mahal stands as an eternal symbol of love; Shah Jahan built this breathtaking mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal – an architectural marvel blending Mughal and Islamic influences seamlessly. Victoria College's stunning quadrangle in Alexandria echoes with academic excellence while embracing elements inspired by Islamic design principles. Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock alongside Western Wall represents two significant religious sites coexisting harmoniously within Israel's diverse cultural landscape – a testament to tolerance fostered by Islam throughout history. Dive into ancient wisdom with beautifully preserved Islamic manuscripts that offer glimpses into various fields like science, philosophy, poetry or religion - treasures illuminating centuries-old knowledge passed down generations. The Court of Lions at Granada’s Alhambra transports you back to 1853 with its vividly colored lithograph capturing this iconic symbol architecture and the grandeur it embodies.