Introduction

PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE DELIVERED AS A WEBINAR OVER 10 WEEKS BETWEEN 8-10:00PM EVERY SUNDAY (14th JUNE, 21ST JUNE, 28TH JUNE, 5TH JULY, 12TH JULY, 19TH JULY, 26TH JULY, 2ND AUGUST, 9TH AUGUST AND 16TH AUGUST 2020)

Join Dr. Osman Latiff (Sapience Institute) in this 10 week webinar course as he takes you on a detailed journey of the ‘Islamic History of Spain’, the highs, the lows and the eventual downfall of the Muslim Empire in Spain.

Course breakdown

-The history and culture of the Visigoths

-Hispania before the arrival of Muslims

-Religion and the place of Arianism in Spanish history

-Visigothic strengths and weaknesses

-Political rivalries and division in the 6th century

 

Taqiq bin Ziyad and the conquest of al-Andalus

Roderick and Julian

Battle of Guadelete

The scurrying to the North

The leads of al-Samh ibn Malik al-Khawlani and Abdur-Rahman al-Ghafiqi

Battle of Covadonga

Battle of Tours

 

Emirs of new kingdom

Ethnic components

 

The Abbasid Revolution (750) and journey of Abdur-rahman I

The building of the Masjid Qurtuba

 

Abdur-Rahman II

– The Mozarabs and birth of learning centres

– The Christian Martyr Movement and Muslim-Christian relations

 

Abdur-Rahman III – Cordoba as ‘Convivencia’

Cordoba as ‘Ornament of the World’

The building of Madinat al-Zahra

Seville

 

Peak of al-Andalus under Al-Hakam II

Ibn Zuhr, Ibn Rushd, Ibn Hazm, Maimonides

Andalusian scientists – Translations/Botany/Medicine/Astronomy/

 

Ibn Abi Ammir al-Mansur and the pushback

– The attack on the Santiago de compostela 997 – Christian pilgrimage and memory

The Iberian crusades – Zaragossa and Taragonna

The launch of the Crusades and the Reform Papacy and Cluniac monasticism

‘Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami and the vision for Islamic unity

The role of al-Ghazali and the new Sunnim of the Seljuk Period

 

Muluk al-Tawa’ik (party kingdoms) and the seeds of dissension

The growth of Christian states of Leon, Castile, Navarre, Aragon

The Murabitun and Yusuf ibn Tashufin

Al-Muwahiddun and Alfonso VIII

 

The fall of Seville – poem of al-Rundi

The loss of Cordoba

Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212)

 

Nasrid kingdom 1238 – 1492 and Kingdom of Granada

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella and Abdullah Muhammad XII (‘Boadbdil)

The Mudjeras and the 4th Lateran Council

Ibn Miqlash (Mufti of Oran) and Muslim minorities

 

The Moriscos (1497-1614) and the Spanish Inquisition

1504 fatwa of al-Maghrawi and the struggles of secret Muslims

Revolts in Al-Pujarras 1502/1569-70

Nicolas Eymeric – Directorium Inquisitorium

The Capitulation of Granada

Thomas de Torquemada/Hernando Talavera/Gonzales de Mendoza/De Cisneros

Secret lives of Moriscos and holding on to faith

 

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