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The pining palaces of Portugal

They say if you wander through the lush, green hills of the Serra di Sintra on bright moonlit nights, chances are you will come upon a stunning Moorish maiden all in white. [...]

Travel Guide to Muslim Europe

Europe’s Mother Mosque You can’t actually pray in the former Grand Mosque of Cordoba, in southern Spain because it no longer functions as one. Depending on who you ask, [...]

Travel Guide to Muslim Europe

The Grandfather of modern Muslim Europe Just north-west of the capital city of Kosovo, Prishtina, where the land is of little value, and the only sound you can hear is the [...]

The charm of Arabic Typography

As this recent exhibition in the library of languages and civilisations (BULAC) in Paris ‘graphically’ illustrates, Arabic text not only lends itself to the refinement of [...]

Mountaintop Mosque

An unusual mosque built on top of a 1,130-meter mountain in a Black Sea province in Turkey. The lush mountain in the Rize province’s Güneysu district is known as [...]

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