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A Catalan Muslim Commander – Abu-l-Hasan Ali ibn Ruburtayr

A Catalan Muslim Commander – Abu-l-Hasan Ali ibn Ruburtayr

Abu-l-Hasan Ali ibn Ruburtayr or Reverter was the younger son of Reverter I viscount of Barcelona, and a Muslim Catalan mercenary commander. He left the Christian faith and territories, and converted to Islam. His Christian name is unknown.   When his father died in 1142 or 1144, he became leader of the Christian mercenary regiment of Tashfin ibn Ali, the[Read More…]

July 28, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Sinan Reis – The Great Jewish Convert

Sinan Reis – The Great Jewish Convert

Sinan Reis known as ”The Great Jew” Sephardi convert to Islam and one of the sea captains of the Hayreddin Barbarossa, a famous Ottoman corsair admiral. Sinan’s family was expelled from their home following the decision undertaken by the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille to expell the Jews from the Imperial Spanish territories. After that his[Read More…]

July 28, 2018 1 comment History & Culture
Spain’s Granada mosque attract Muslims in Ramadan

Spain’s Granada mosque attract Muslims in Ramadan

A mosque in the Andalusian city of Granada located in southern Spain overlooking the famous Alhambra Palace is attracting more Muslims during the month of Ramadan. The mosque named “Mezquita Mayor de Granada” (Grand Mosque of Granada) is hosting iftar dinners in which people are served with dates and Moroccan Harira soup. Mosque’s Secretary-General Zacarias Lopez Rejon said that they broke Sunday’s fast with milk and dates, while Harira soup[Read More…]

June 3, 2018 0 comments Society
Ramadan in Spain

Ramadan in Spain

May 19, 2018 0 comments Faith
European Muslim women in Granada

European Muslim women in Granada

A conversation with the group of European Muslim women in Granada.

March 20, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
The Curse of Don Quixote

The Curse of Don Quixote

Crisis of European culture is a very relevant subject to everyone, who feels so in one way or another. The fact, that after certain time the beau monde of Europe was ruled by people, who culturally and spiritually never belonged to it, is a phenomenon that must provide lots of food for thought for Muslims from those territories. How did[Read More…]

January 13, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
The Ring of the Dove: Ibn Hazm’s impact on European culture

The Ring of the Dove: Ibn Hazm’s impact on European culture

M. R. Menocal, a scholar on medieval history and culture, says: “Many Spaniards and many Hispanists, following their lead, have wished to view the eight hundred years of Islamic presence as a negative period in their history, a moment of alien intrusion that, if it cannot be erased, can at least be made to disappear in our historiographical fictions.”1 It[Read More…]

December 15, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
Spanish and Slavic Muslim emirates in the Islamic Andalus

Spanish and Slavic Muslim emirates in the Islamic Andalus

Following the collapse and disintegration of the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba during the civil wars of 1009–1013, al-Andalus fragmented into about 20-30 kingdoms known as the party kingdoms, reyes de taifas or mulūk al-tawā’if. Some of these emirates, such as the Taifa of Silves, were little more than self-governing city-states while others, such as the Taifa of Seville, controlled large swathes of territory.[Read More…]

November 26, 2017 0 comments History & Culture