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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Muslim History and Culture" From the ancient Al-Idrisi's world map in 1154 to Orteliuss' depiction of the Ottoman Empire in 1570

Background imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim Collection: Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c

Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c
5910204 Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c.1780-82 (opaque colours & ink on paper) by Shaikh Zain ud-Din (Sheikh Zainuddin)

Background imageMuslim Collection: MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Originally Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Originally Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader. Photograph, c1963

Background imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim Collection: Partition. Map of East and West Punjab

Partition. Map of East and West Punjab
The areas of the Western and Eastern Punjab where there were many outbreaks of violence between Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus following Partition and the creation of modern India and Pakistan

Background imageMuslim Collection: Cedars of Lebanon

Cedars of Lebanon
Travelers stopping to rest among a grove of cedars in Lebanon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMuslim Collection: Morocco, Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle

Morocco, Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle

Background imageMuslim Collection: Muslim woman kneeling on prayer mat saying prayers, Jordan, Middle East

Muslim woman kneeling on prayer mat saying prayers, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageMuslim Collection: ELIJAH MUHAMMAD (1897-1975). African American leader of the Nation of Islam

ELIJAH MUHAMMAD (1897-1975). African American leader of the Nation of Islam. Addressing a convention in Chicago; Muhammad Ali is seated to the left. Photograph, 1967

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

Muslim prayer carpet, Palestinian Authority, Middle East

Background imageMuslim Collection: The Surrender of Granada in 1492, 1882 (oil on canvas)

The Surrender of Granada in 1492, 1882 (oil on canvas)
3247808 The Surrender of Granada in 1492, 1882 (oil on canvas) by Pradilla y Ortiz, Francisco (1848-1921); 330x550 cm; Palacio del Senado, Madrid

Background imageMuslim Collection: Veiled Egyptian Woman - Cairo

Veiled Egyptian Woman - Cairo. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMuslim Collection: Spain - The Alcazar Interior, Seville

Spain - The Alcazar Interior, Seville
Black and white lantern slide of royal palace, the Alcazar. Here, we can see the geometric patterns frequented by Muslim architecture in the interior arches

Background imageMuslim Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageMuslim Collection: Taking tea in the Harem. Creator: Ernst, Rudolf (1854-1932)

Taking tea in the Harem. Creator: Ernst, Rudolf (1854-1932)
Taking tea in the Harem. Private Collection

Background imageMuslim Collection: The Battle of Montgisard, 25th November 1177, c. 1842 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Montgisard, 25th November 1177, c. 1842 (oil on canvas)
XIR200589 The Battle of Montgisard, 25th November 1177, c.1842 (oil on canvas) by Lariviere, Charles-Philippe (1798-1876); 314x563 cm; ChAteau de Versailles

Background imageMuslim Collection: MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader. Photographed while giving a speech at a rally in Harlem, New York City, c1963

Background imageMuslim Collection: Originally Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

Originally Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader
MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Originally Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

Background imageMuslim Collection: Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s

Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s
Arab women getting water from a fountain in Jerusalem, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMuslim Collection: Arab empire, mid-700s

Arab empire, mid-700s
Empire of the Arab Caliphs, middle of the 8th century. Printed color lithograph

Background imageMuslim Collection: GEUR2D-00047

GEUR2D-00047
Arabic inscription carved in a palace wall of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city, Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageMuslim Collection: Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain

Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain
The Palacio del Portico within the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city in Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageMuslim Collection: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim Collection: Arabs fighting tigers in the desert

Arabs fighting tigers in the desert
Tigers attacking an Arab caravan in the desert. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMuslim Collection: Seljuk Turks defeated at Dorylaeum, First Crusade

Seljuk Turks defeated at Dorylaeum, First Crusade
Crusaders under Godfrey of Bouillon, defeating Muslim forces of Sultan Kilij Arslan at Dorylaeum in Asia Minor, 1097. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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

Israel, Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock

Background imageMuslim Collection: Egypt - Old Egyptian men at prayer

Egypt - Old Egyptian men at prayer

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

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

Background imageMuslim Collection: Samarra Minaret

Samarra Minaret, Iraq

Background imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim Collection: Muslims pray in the Nubian desert

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

Background imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim Collection: Whirling dervishes

Whirling dervishes, Istanbul, Marmara province, Turkey, Europe

Background imageMuslim Collection: Kufic manuscript

Kufic manuscript, Mashad Shrine Library, Iran, Middle East

Background imageMuslim 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 imageMuslim Collection: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria

Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Salah Ad-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub, known as Saladin, Muslim Sultan of Egypt and Syria (reigned 1174-1193)

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

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

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

Muslim prayer beads, Brazzaville, Congo, Africa

Background imageMuslim Collection: Muslim with prayer beads, Abene, Casamance, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Muslim with prayer beads, Abene, Casamance, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Background imageMuslim Collection: Islamic Manuscript

Islamic Manuscript

Background imageMuslim 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



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Muslim History and Culture" From the ancient Al-Idrisi's world map in 1154 to Orteliuss' depiction of the Ottoman Empire in 1570, Muslim civilization has left an indelible mark on our global heritage. The partition map of East and West Punjab serves as a reminder of the complex historical events that shaped modern-day South Asia. Influential figures like Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad have played significant roles in shaping American society through their religious and political leadership. Their voices resonated far beyond their time, inspiring generations to fight for justice and equality. The vibrant colors of a Moroccan prayer carpet from the Palestinian Authority evoke a sense of tranquility, while capturing the essence of devotion found across the Middle East. A photograph captures a moment frozen in time - a Muslim woman kneeling on her prayer mat, immersed in heartfelt prayers amidst the backdrop of Jordan's rich cultural heritage. As we delve into history, we encounter veiled Egyptian women strolling through Cairo's bustling streets or glimpse into Jerusalem during its early days with Palestinian women gracefully navigating its ancient alleys. The majestic Cedars of Lebanon stand tall as symbols of resilience within Arab lands since centuries past. Let us not forget about the grandeur and influence once held by the Arab empire during its zenith in mid-700s. Its contributions to science, art, literature, architecture continue to inspire awe even today. Muslim culture is diverse yet interconnected; it encompasses stories woven together by threads spanning continents and eras, and is an invitation to appreciate beauty found within Marrakech's Jardin Majorelle or witness firsthand how faith intertwines with everyday life for millions around the world. Through these glimpses into history and culture, we embark on an exploration that transcends borders - celebrating unity amidst diversity while honoring those who have contributed so much to our shared human experience: Muslims throughout time.