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25 07, 2017

Guide for the Perplexed – Maimonides

By |2019-11-22T09:01:21-08:00July 25th, 2017|Egypt, Medieval, Philosophy|0 Comments

Maimonides studied in this Cordoba synagogue in Spain (1315 AD, rebuilt from Maimonides' time) What did Maimonides study? When Maimonides was a child, in the 1100s AD, he studied Jewish religious law in the Cordoba synagogue, [...]

23 07, 2017

Mosque history – what is a mosque? – medieval Islamic architecture

By |2017-12-29T14:22:06-08:00July 23rd, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Islam, West Asia|3 Comments

Mosque history - Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo (Egypt, 900s AD) What is a mosque? A mosque (MAH-SK) is a kind of building where people who follow the Islamic faith pray to God. Mosque [...]