Country: Al-Andalus

Square coins dating from the Almohad era (source: Raseef 22)

The Islamic reformer Ibn Tumart

The man who changed the course of Islamic history

A woman looks at a map at the exhibition "Jews, Christians and Muslims: Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages, 500–1500" (photo: dpa)

Exhibition: "Jews, Christians and Muslims" in Berlin


Dispelling myths

French philosopher, essayist and academic Tzvetan Todorov (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)v

On the death of philosopher and essayist Tzvetan Todorov

We are all barbarians

Wood engraving by Camille Flammarion: "Un missionnaire du moyen âge raconte qu'il avait trouvé le point où le ciel et la Terre se touchent" (source: Wikipedia)

Islam and enlightenment


Beware of the myth

Album cover (cropped) of "Detour Guide" by Karim Nagi

Album review: ″Detour Guide″ by Karim Nagi

Breaking the mould

Calligraphy at the Alhambra, Granada (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Spain and Ibn Arabi′s heritage

The great master of Murcia

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

La Mezquita in the Andalusian city of Cordoba (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

La Mezquita in Cordoba


Is Cordoba denying its Islamic heritage?

Still from the film "The Physician" in which the Shah (played by Oliver Martinez, right) is treated by Avicenna (played by Ben Kingsley, left) (source: UFA Cinema GmbH)

"The Physician" by Noah Gordon


The long road from international bestseller to film

Michèle Claude and the Ensemble Aromates (photo: Michèle Claude)

Interview with Michèle Claude

The Wonderful World of Muwashshahat

La mezquita de Córdoba (photo: Steven J. Dunlop)

Ibn Rushd and Maimonides in ''Out of Córdoba''


The Muslim-Jewish Heritage of Islamic Spain