The traumatic experience of the Crusades gave Europe its cultural awareness and its unity; but this same experience was destined henceforth also to provide the false colour in which Islam was to appear to Western eyes…
Muhammad Asad, Leopold Weiss, was born in Livow, Austria (later Poland) in 1900, and at the age of 22 [...]
The Programme of Internatinal Cooperation for the protection of natural and cultural environment Med-O-Med, cultural landscapes in the mediterranean and middle east, by Islamic Culture Foundation of Madrid, has had an important news coverage during the last weeks. Here we reproduce some examples:
The spanish magazine online on ecology, sustainibility and naturalistic traveling BIOTRAVELER has published an interesting [...]
The Building: Problem or Solution? competition, managed by Faith in Place, encouraged the creative design of religious buildings through the re-use and modification of existing structures. Through the collaborative ideas of architects Onat Oktem, Ziya Imren, Zeynep Oktem and Uri Tzarmotzky, their Green Mosque won the competition’s, “Best Freestanding Religious Structure” destinated to Wisconsin [...]
The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), subsidiary of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), is establishing a database relating to the Islamic sites and monuments which constitute the architectural heritage of the Muslim world.
This major initiative is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of H.R.H. Prince Sultan Ibn Salman [...]
This is the winning photograph on the 2010 edition of the international competition Different viewpoints: LIVING HERITAGE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. Organised by Euromed Heritage 4 and Rehabimed, this competition aims to promote the Euro-Mediterranean cultural heritage, increase public awareness of peoples’ national and regional cultural legacy, and encourage their appropriation of this rich heritage.
The theme of [...]
Imam Ghazali may have lived over 900 years ago, but in the true spirit of Islam his work, analysis and thoughts are as relevant today as they were when the scholar waited for his ink to dry on the paper he wrote on in the 11th century.
We may like to think of ourselves as [...]
The term ‘cultural heritage’ has changed content considerably in recent decades, partially owing to the instruments developed by UNESCO. Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, [...]
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We are very proud to announce the launch of the first film from Journey to Pakistan 2010.
To watch, comment and debate. The films will be launched on a weekly basis corresponding to each day of the Expedition, so remember to visit the site on Monday [...]
Source: emel.com. Issue 74 November 2010
This year approximately three million people will travel to Makkah, the site of the Ka’ba. We chart some historical accounts.
Words: Ali Khimji, Nada Mansy & Khadija Gulamhusein
JOHN LEWIS BURCKHARDT . 1814
Swiss-born orientalist, John Lewis Burckhardt travelled widely across Africa and the Middle East including Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Before doing so [...]
Calling the world’s response to floods in Pakistan “pathetic,” British rock star Peter Gabriel has agreed to a collaboration with Pakistani star Salman Ahmad to raise awareness of the tragedy.
The English-language version of Open Your Eyes with Gabriel’s distinctive voice over music by Ahmad, founder of South Asia’s biggest band Junoon, became available this [...]
Historian says Europe has long defined itself against the threat of Islam
By: Mark LeVine. 03 Dec 2009
The images were clearly intended to get out the vote, and judging by the 57 per cent “yes” vote to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland on Sunday, they worked all too well. They included the [...]
The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues (Granada, Spain) is offering a two-week summer institute (TAUGHT IN ENGLISH) open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty and professionals on CRITICAL ISLAMIC THOUGHT. This seminar is open to Muslims and non-Muslims. Il will be held in Granada, Spain, on June 5-17, 2011.
The international [...]