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Mediaeval Islam and Al-Andalus


        In 610 AD, Muhammad, a merchant from Mecca, revealed to his closest relatives that he had been asked by the voice of Allah to recite a new message to the world, a new religion: ISLAM.
   

    The word islam
means submission, and a muslim is one who submits.
    The Koran (= Quran, Qur´an) is the sacred book of the Muslims. When reading the Quran, you should realize that, for all Muslims, the text you are reading is quite literally the voice of God; because the Quran is the direct speech of Allah spoken to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel.

Muslims arrived at Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD. This muslim ruling period became a golden age for economy, politics and culture as well. We named this period Al-Andalus. So, if you want to understand our cultural heritage, you have to know Islamic culture.

     Here you have the resources you need for your History lessons and homework.
 

         MAPS:

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    SETTING THE SCENE: 

Islam. Submission to the Will of Allah

Islam.pptx

        


 
                     




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A virtual visit to the Dome of the Rock (Jerusalem).
A brief introduction and a 32-stop virtual tour, guided by Oleg Grabar. Vocabulary is not just for your english level, but you´ll find no problems about this, because you can read the scripts and watch the animation at the same time.  

Introduction





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The Game of Kings

Written by Stewart Gordon

Do you play chess? Have ever wondered about its history? The game may be far older, and much more interesting, than you think. Chess probably originated in India or South Asia more than 14 centuries ago and was carried quickly west and east by traders and soldiers. The game changed en route, but its attraction for players of all skill levels did not....http://www.aramcoworld.com/issue/young.readers.world/the.game.of.kings/default.htm


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From Ar´a•bic to Eng´lish

Written by Alan Pimm-Smith

There are hundreds of Arabic loan words in English, although most have entered disguised as Arabic, French or Latin. Some of these Arabic words saddled up with the Arab horses the Spanish brought to the Americas, and ended up as part of the cowboys’ lingo in the West.

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