About The Book
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. But Islamic Spain is not merely a historical fact: many thousands of Muslims remained secretly after the fall of al-Andalus, and we can trace their influence through Spanish food, language, arts and traditions. Join us on a fascinating journey through the lost land of al-Andalus, visiting its major towns and meeting modern-day Muslims in this beautiful, friendly country.
Huma’s Travel Guide to Islamic Spain offers essential advice for anyone wishing to enjoy this magical and accessible place. It is unique in providing:
- Detailed, practical information on Cordoba, Seville, Malaga, Ronda, Granada and other towns important in Muslim times
- Essential travel information
- An in-depth history of Islamic Spain and its key sites
- Recommended places to eat, stay, visit and shop
- Easy-to-use maps
- A language and food guide
- Fiqh of travel
- Biographies of key Andalusi personalities
Written and researched by Medina Tenour Whiteman. With additional contributions by Tahira Larmore Whiteman and Dr Abdur-Rahman Mangera.