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In Search of a Nabi – The Tomb of Nabi Ayyub

We are now so close…I jump out of the car and head towards the gate that will lead me to this special location. The gate creaks open and we follow a footpath cutting through a garden of overgrown bushes...the path stops. We are finally here.

 

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Join us as we uncover lesser known stories about Islam and Muslims' contributions to the world.

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Part I – Andalucia: Resurrecting a lost story

The Byzantine ambassador enters through an enormous ebony door, onto a long red carpet that stretches over the marble floor. He begins his walk towards the Sultan’s quarters, past bronze griffins and yet more marble, this time in the form of fountains gushing forth crystal clear water.

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Part II – Andalucia: Resurrecting a lost story

He was known as ‘Blackbird’ for his colour and melodious voice, and his name was Ziryab. If, like me, you live in Europe, chances are you may never have heard of him; a man whose legacy is imbued in some of the most fundamental aspects of Western culture.

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