Ruled by Muslims for 800 years, Spain (Al Andalus) and its rich historical heritage owe a great deal to the enlightened period of Muslim rule. Often overlooked and frequently ignored, this course is a reminder of the lasting legacy of Islam and its influence in that region.Covering the conquest to the height of its power and then to the eventual decline some 800 years later, this course is an introduction to the history and luminary figures of this region.
In this course you will learn:
- Why is it important to study Islamic history?
- Why is Spain known as Andalusi?
- Why did the Muslims spread into Spain?
- What was Spain like before Islam?
- Did Islam really spread by the sword?
- What legacy did Islam and Muslims leave behind for Spain and Europe?
Additional Reading Material:
- A Short History of Islam, by S.E. Al Djazairi
- Atlas of the Islamic Conquests, by Ahmad Adil Kamal
- 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in our World, by Professor Salim T S Al Hassani et al
- The Crusades, by S. E. Al Djazairi
- The Hidden Debt to Islamic Civilisation, by S. E. Al Djazairi
- The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and Its Aims, by S. E. Al Djazairi
Having studied this course you should consider studying the following:
- Seerah - Biography of the Prophet
- Shama'il Muhammadiyyah
- Men Around the Messenger
- Women Around the Messenger
- The History of Andalus
- Prophetic Emotions
- Islam in Spain
- Biography of Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid
- Biography of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
- Biography of Imam Ash Shafi'ee
- Biography of Imam Abu Hanifah
- Biography of Imam Hasan Al Basri
- Biography of Shaykh Ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
- Biography of Imam An Nawawi
- Biography of Nur Ud Deen Zangi
- The Life of Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Baz
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