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Islamic Start of Modern Geography

Although astronomers through their study of the universe were able to theorize about such general geographical concepts like the shape of the earth, early geography was for the most part a product of the imagination: a collection of wondrous fables and marvelous tales of faraway places.

Researchers Recreate Acoustic History of Cordoba Mosque

CORDOBA – Researchers from the Higher Technical School of Architecture at the University of Seville, Spain are recreating the acoustic history of Cordoba Mosque through virtual simulation to know the sounds that filled the air centuries ago, Eurekalert reported on November 5. “Faced with the visual homogeneity of the mosque’s interior, the results we obtained …

Plans Announced for Great Mosque in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Catalonia – European Muslim leaders gathered in Barcelona this Monday, October 8, to set up a new breakthrough project called “European Muslim Forum,” announcing the plans for the construction of a great mosque in the largest city of Catalonia. “It is for the first time in the history of Europe that Muslims of the …

Netflix Spanish Drama Explores Islamophobia in Europe

MADRID – Elite, a new Spanish drama which premiered on Netflix this week, explores prejudice and Islamophobia targeting Muslim students in high school. “We wanted to work with this character because it’s something that is happening in Europe. This is the reality that we see every day,” co-writer Dario Madrona told Arab News, speaking about …

Granada Mosque Hosts Public Ramadan Iftars

GRANADA – The Grand Mosque of Granada in Spain is hosting iftar dinners during Ramadan in which people are served with dates and Moroccan Harira soup. “We broke Sunday’s fast with milk and dates, while Harira soup was served after Taraweeh prayer,” the mosque’s Secretary-General, Zacarias Lopez Rejon, told Anadolu Agency on May 27. Rejon …

After Mosque Attack, People Rally to Support Spanish Muslims

BASQUE – People in Hernani town and municipality located in the province of Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, rallied Sunday evening to support the Muslim religious minority following an attack that left a local mosque vandalized with hateful messages. “We do not accept such racist attitudes,” said Hernani Mayor Luis Intxauspe, reported “We want a municipality …

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