A unique, dynamic, sophisticated Muslim culture flourished in Spain between 711 and 1492 CE, leaving us with some of the world’s most breathtaking works of architecture, such as Cordoba’s Mezquita and the Alhambra of Granada.
• What was the Ottoman Empire?, • What was the significance of the Ottoman Empire?, • What were its institutions?, • What sorts of lives did people lead?, • What lessons can be learnt from the civilization that the Ottomans created?, • What does the Ottoman Empire mean to us today?
In fascinating detail, Ware introduces these practices from the viewpoint of the practitioners, explicating their emphasis on educating the whole human being as if to remake it as a living replica of the Qur'an.
A visitor to the city of Istanbul has much to see and many lessons to learn. It is a city filled with Islamic history. Together with its many historical monuments, museums, libraries, bazars, tombs and public baths, it is a city adorned with domes and minarets of numerous masaajid.