Bismillah
In the Name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful

This page is dedicated to the Muslims of Spain of 1492
who laid their lives to protect Andalus in the face
of aggression while struggling to uphold Islam.

"...I will forgive all the shortcomings and remove the evil deeds of those who were expelled from their homes or were persecuted for My sake and who fought for My cause and were slain. I shall admit them into Gardens underneath which rivers flow. This is their reward from Allah, and with Allah alone is the richest reward!" (Al-Qur'an, 3:195)

Maps of Andalusia

Research About the Legacy of Al-Andalus

VIEW THE ANDALUS GALLERY

Islamic Art Links

Some Recommended Readings
  • Islamic Spain 1250-1500 by L.P. Harvey
  • Isabella (based on a true story) by Muhammad Saeed Dehlvi
  • Muslim Spain: Its History and Culture by Anwar Chejne
  • Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds
  • Moorish Architecture in Andalusia by Marianne Barrucand
  • Alhambra: A Moorish Paradise by Gabrielle Van Zuylen
  • Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving
  • Blood on the Cross: by Ahmad Thomson
  • Moorish Style by Myles Danby

Recommended Lectures

  • Muslim Spain's Legacy, by Abdullah Hakim Quick
  • Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Americas before Columbus by A.H. Quick

Note

    The border reads "Wa La Ghalib Illa Allah" from right to left. This beautiful and powerful inscription written in Arabic surrounds the Alhambra walls.

Appreciation

  • I must express my appreciation to Professor T. Germano who suggested I create this website.
  • If I had not written a paper for his class, perhaps I would have remained ignorant about the Spanish Muslim civilization.
  • I also want to thank the current Latino Dawah movement for its efforts to spread the beauty of Islam.
    Maryam Noor Beig
"God is Beautiful, and He loves Beauty." -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)


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